I’m falling in love.
With my daughter, Nikki, away for 11 months on The World Race, I find myself a bit envious of her adventure at times. But when I see the photos she posts, I fall in love. Not only do I love my daughter more, seeing the world through her eyes has given me a new appreciation for the beauty of the people and places she is serving.
She has just finished the first of 11 months, and has spent nearly a month in Antigua Guatemala. And I tell you – I’m in love.
I’m in love with her ministry team – Team Agape. These young women are sisters, in every sense of the word. They love each other and their love will only deepen as they face the world together. I am blessed because they are blessing each other.
I’m in love with the scenery. Can you imagine spending a month living in the shadow of an active volcano?
I’m in love with the town of Antigua Guatemala. I imagine walking these colorful streets and taking in the colors and the people-watching at the farmer’s market.
But mostly, I’m in love with the LOVE my daughter is sharing with these sweet people.
A precious little girl and her puppy…
This sweet little one in church one Sunday…
Painting with them… Offering a simple touch, or a hug and a smile… Playing checkers with them…
And even making a new checkerboard for Roberto. He was so proud, he asked her to sign her name in the corner & carries it with him everywhere! Nikki and Roberto played checkers every day she was at the Grandpa House, and the best she could do was tie a game with him! He’s a checkers master.
Yes, as my daughter’s world expands, so does mine. I will spend this time quietly taking in the sights through her eyes, the turmoil and heartbreak and victories through her words. And while I count the days until she returns safely home to us, I know she is exactly where she is called to be. And I will love every moment.