Thursday, December 10, 2009
The Girling's are in Town
Most of you know, I lived with the Girling family for a year and a half and nannied their four children. During my college years they really became family to me. But when I first arrived in Dallas, Julia (the cute blondie above) was 5 months old and she is now 9! My gosh. Yeah, this is the first time I've actually felt like an old grown up.
After Stephen and I got married, they moved (with all four children) to Malaysia and began to live among the Malay people. As I was listening to their stories, I thought to myself, "Who wouldn't want to be a missionary?" I shared that thought with Stephen this morning and he said, "Lots of people." That is hard for me to wrap my mind around. I can't imagine anything that would make me happier, honestly. And I think that God's putting his finger on something inside of me again, something that had to die for a season. I desire to live overseas and really, deeply love people, people in another country. I'm open to that again (tears streaming down my face) and I feel hope that I haven't had in a while. We'll see what God opens up.
On a slightly more shallow note, I've been baking lately. And after making 5 dozen oatmeal chocolate chip cookies (with copious amounts of butter) and 3 dozen red velvet cupcakes with homemade cream cheese icing....my pants are tight. Further evidence that I'm not a baker. No will power over here. And I think I'm done with dessert for like three months. No kidding.
Posted by Crystal Keilers, that's me.