Tuesday, October 14, 2008


I had been anticipating this day since last Thursday. That was when I found out that I was able to take a ride down to Miami with Debi and Keturah's two brothers Billy and Jimmy, to see Keturah before she flew to Peru to do missions work for a month. Keturah has been gone since June 27th in Texas as part of YWAM [Youth With A Mission]. Staying in touch with her since she has been gone has certainly been tough because she's so busy. When she's not busy, she's tired. There was a point where I was mad. Mad that I couldn't talk to her as much as I would have liked to, mad that she was gone and mad that I didn't have my best friend here with me. It felt like things had been changing in our friendship, but that's not what was happening. It was exactly the opposite. I think the distance has done our friendship some good. God has been revealing Himself to me in ways that I couldn't imagine in these past four months. At the beginning I think we were all going into this thinking that we weren't going to be able to handle it. But knowing that this is where God wants Keturah right now, knowing that God is also revealing Himself to Keturah throughout the past few months is what keeps me going. I was mad out of selfishness, and I had no right to be. But seeing Keturah today made me realize how important her friendship is to me. I could have very well thrown our friendship down the tubes a month and a half ago if I wanted to, but I didn't. God showed me that a friendship like this couldn't have just been thrown out. It's a good thing I listened to Him because if I hadn't today would have been a tough day. For both Keturah and I. It meant the world for her to see us there for her. I know that she would have been extremely hurt if no one had been there, and I am thrilled that I was able to be a part of it. This trip meant more to me than I can even put into words. That's just a little piece of it.