August 6, 2012

hello. hi. welcome back.


I stepped off of the plane and into the Atlanta airport and immediately thought, "What the heck America, why are you so WARM." 






Needless to say, I'm back. And not quite understanding what humidity is or why it exists... 

My summer was amazingly beautiful. I spent it all at an orphanage in Guatemala and had some of the richest and most wonderful experiences I have ever had. I met precious children, spent a lot of time with my spectacular team, and was immersed in the gracious love of God. There are so many stories that I could type out and tons upon tons of pictures I could share, but I think the one thing that I want to get across is that my summer was worth it. If any of you are thinking of doing a short-term missions trip, do it. Every ounce of your body will become tired. You will be mentally exhausted at times. BUT. But. You will meet wonderful people. You will be stretched and challenged in a way that you might never have thought possible. You will be blessed beyond measure. God works in mighty ways when you follow His call for you and your life. 

I can't wait to get back into "scheduled programming," which sounds like I'm a TV announcer but what ever. Thank you all for sticking around and I hope your summer was amazing. What were up to? 

14 comments:

Emma said...

yay yay yay yay! i'm glad you're back :) it's so great that you had an awesome time. mission trips are just the best.

Elisha(: said...

Sounds and looks like a great trip! Welcome back!

carlotta said...

glad you're back miss ellie belly (okay yes totally just came up with that don't hate me ;))! can't wait to skype and catch up <3

Bekah said...

Yay Ellie! It sounds like you had a great time. I'm glad you're back safely :)

Catherine Marsh said...

Yay, your back, it looks like you had an awesome time

Hannah Nicole said...

totes like handbags sososo glad you're back, po-tay-to! can't wait to hear all that's on your heart. :) ♥

Jocee said...

so glad you're home! can't wait for you to get back in the swing of things again :)

kinga said...

so glad you're back! Looks like you had an amazing time.

Morgan said...

So glad your back safe and sound Ellie! Sounds like you had an amazing summer! I wish I had known you were at the Atlanta airport, I don't live far from there. Glad your back, can't wait to here all about your adventures :)))

Jessica said...

wow, glad you're back! i'm so envious of you for being able to go on that trip, and i enjoyed every update. :)
xo

Alannah Renee said...

so, so, so glad you're back. your updates were amazingly awesome.

Kelsie said...

sounds like you had a great time and the Lord worked in amazing ways! I had an opportunity to go on a missions trip this summer and it's just amazing how God works in each person's life individually and to the people around you! Getting back into the everyday things can be weird after a mission trip! haha! love the pictures!

grace said...

love these photos! & welcome home! :)

Lucia said...

welcome home ellie! what an amazing trip this must've been. :) you are so cute, too--did you know that? ;)