This week marks the completion of our fourth month in Korea. I'd love to say time is flying but at this point, I am feeling overwhelmed by living life overseas away from family and familiarity. I am looking ahead and thinking that there is no way that I can get through this tour. I was so excited about an overseas tour but not being able to make plans to see family for the upcoming holidays is making me sad. Plus I thought about the fact that if we went back the states to visit family, maybe I wouldn't want to come back.
When my husband was deployed last year, someone gave me a deployment countdown ticker in Excel. I have since applied it to Korea and here is where things stand.
I Arrived in Korea 05 Jun 2010 I Leave Korea Around 29 Apr 2012
Total Days 694.00
Time Spent in Korea
Remaining Time in Korea
Ok, now that I got that out of my system, maybe I can start to focus on being content and not just finishing my sentence here in Korea. Maybe that is what I am to learn these next 18.97 months....contentment. Well, it's probably one of the many things that God wants to teach me. The question is...am I teachable? or am I going to act like one of my children in a fit of selfishness and kick and scream while yelling no, I don't want to do that.
I pray that I am teachable....humble....content....joyful...persevering...and many more of the characteristics that God wants to work in me. Yes, Lord, in the midst of my discomfort, I will choose to trust You.