My auntie feels sad that I am leaving Florida on Sunday. The past few weeks have been weeks of adjustment for both of us: my presence in their home has stirred their schedules, time, and resources. I have also been open to learning about their lives: family histories, new stories, new ideas, and their Filipino culture in America.
I have seen both my aunt and uncle open up to me and accept me as part of their household, their family. A bond different from our previous knowlege of one another has been created; for that, I am thankful.
Time always flies fast when one is about to leave. I leave for New Jersey in two days. My travels aren’t over yet, but once again, I am leaving a family I have called my own for three weeks.
One week travels used to feel so long; now, even three weeks just flies by. It will be August soon. I will be home soon, if I decide to keep my original flight dates.
My mails sent around the world have also begun to arrive; many of them in the countryside around the Philippines, one in Switzerland, hopefully others in Dubai, etc. This signals that my time here in America is about to come full circle.
As my cousin in California said, my travels have been amazing. I am equally, if not more amazed than she is.
Not one of my experiences is something I have expected. I have been told that I have seen more of the USA than someone who has been in the USA five years. That simply blows my mind, really.
My biggest prayer for the next three weeks is for clarity of direction. What do I do, where do I go? What happens next?
Hopefully God’s clear direction will show itself in circumstances, through people I meet, in opportunities. I should not be anxious, as there has always been clear direction in my life. Doors have always opened when they needed to. I just need to stay calm.