Sunday, February 1, 2015

Home Sweet Home

WELL, after 36 hours of sad goodbyes, running through airports, waiting, running through more airports, more waiting, packing, unpacking, and MORE waiting, I am FINALLY in Milan! Although sitting overnight in a crowded plane and hauling luggage around in a foreign country wasn't the most glamorous thing in the world, I can definitely say that the wait was worth it. 

My wonderful family was waiting to see me off at the airport this morning before I left for four short months. I am so thankful that they, along with many others, have prayed with me and for me and have shown me nothing but love and support through this whole process. While I tried not to cry, I couldn't help but get a little emotional knowing I would miss them terribly. 

As I sat down to board my flight from JFK to Milan, I was pleased to find out that the girl sitting next to me was also on her way to Milan and was my roommate. After getting off of the flight, I was again pleased to see three other girls who were also my future roommates. Thank God he put us all on the same flight together, because He knew we wouldn't have found anything on our own. We sat and waited in the airport, train station, restaurants, etc. for a loooong time to make it to our apartment. But, even through the exhaustion, I couldn't help but be satisfied with the view that I had waiting for me in my bedroom.

Looking at this amazing view of the moon over the city, was worth every bit of struggle that faced us in these last 30 hours. I couldn't help but think of how God can not only make beautiful skies in Kentucky, but he can send that same beautiful sky to me thousands of miles away.

Our last haul of the day was a short trip on the metro to see the Duomo for the first time. And there are just not words to describe what seeing that for the first time was like.

Needless to say, I'm pretty pleased here in Italy.

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