Fish out of water make strange bedfellows
Trip Start May 15, 2010
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I am normally a very shy and timid person. I don't really talk to strangers--heck, I am not even talkative around my own friends but this time I kept an open mind and accommodated sincere and genuine conversations with Chickay and her mom. This trip would've been very unbearable for me if I hadn't had their companionship to grace it
Being reminded of the feel of familial connections, I sent text messages to my mom and dad to thank them for the countless things that I never really realized before. I thanked them for their patience, for the discipline they gave me, the blessings, the guidance and for being protective. My family has been through a lot of ups and downs over the years. We've triumphed over and suffered loss over untold feats. But through it all I thanked the Lord for making me who I am and for putting me in the family I have. So I whispered silent prayers to my God for my life and the life of my family and everyone He has brought into my life.
My son, do not despise the LORD's discipline
and do not resent his rebuke,
because the LORD disciplines those he loves,
as a father the son he delights in. (NIV)
No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful.
however, it produces a harvest of righteousness
and peace for those who
have been trained by it.