Thankful

My heart is so thankful right now. That’s all I can think to say. For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Jesus>Emily

I have been really anxious the past week. I have to pack up my life over the past 10 months and transport it to another continent, my mom is having serious surgery in a few days, and as much as I’m trying to keep my schedule free the next 6 days to just enjoy Ireland,…

The Rock of Cashel

This weekend I took a little trip by myself, to see the Rock of Cashel in County Tipperary. I wanted to do something distinctly Irish during my final days here, and my friend Christina from home told me months ago that I needed to go here….so I decided to go and was not disappointed. The only…

Fall in Dublin

Only in the past week or so have I really noticed the fall colors, and they are beautiful. It’s also been a bit warmer the past few days so I have taken every opportunity to walk that I can, and to pay attention to this Dublin fall that I will leave behind in a few…

Life lately, in Photos

I am enjoying my last days in Ireland. I’m trying to be present here, even when my heart wants to be elsewhere, and my body wants to be sitting at either Sonic or Chuy’s, doesn’t really matter which one. 18 days, Texas! However, since I am still in Ireland, here are some photos from the…

Worth it

Sometimes I forget what I’m worth. I beat myself up for not having more of my life figured out, for not being a better friend, for being too emotional, over-thinking things, the list goes on and on. Then God reminds me that I don’t have to have my future figured out and that it’s physically…

Psalm 51:16-17

David wrote this psalm after he committed adultery with Bathsheba, killed her husband, and the prophet Nathan called him out on it. Lately, this Psalm has been the only thing capable of putting words to my emotions, and they aren’t even my own words! The Psalms are cool like that because they are so relatable:…

24

On September 23, I turned 24. The day before my birthday, I had a party with some of my friends (the party was also combined with two other occasions, which made it more fun). On my actual birthday, Carlos took me to Dun Laoghaire on the train. It’s a town near Dublin on the coast,…

Thankfulness

Carlos went back to Mexico on Saturday, and instead of dwelling on what (actually who) I don’t have near me at the moment, I am trying to be thankful for all of the good things God has given me (inspired by Colossians 3:15-17): -That Ben and Jerry’s was on special offer at Tesco last weekend…