I type as I sit in Sea-Tac airport for the final flight…
The day has arrived…
The goodbyes were said…
Long hugs shared, along with plenty of tears…
Everyone has been asking me if I’m excited…now I am. The saying goodbye part was seemingly dreadful. It came and it went. I cried for a long time on the plane. The guy next to me must have thought I was a little bit nuts…well actually he didn’t after we chatted realizing we had gone to high school together and he knew where I was going. It all made a little bit more sense. I wasn’t a nut case crying because she was boarding a plane to Seattle.
I knew the goodbyes would be hard, but not that hard. I had some very special people come and meet me to say goodbye. Wow how loved I felt. Thank you Momma, Richie, Sister, Zach, Annie, Lisa, Kitty, Cara, MoJo, Darian, and Laura…oh and I can’t forget Nicholas who called while I was in line to board my plane and I got to wave at him as he stood outside security!!!! If I forgot someone I apologize. I love you guys!!!
I see this revolving door that I will soon walk through, as I walk towards it God reminds me that I will walk in as the woman everyone sees me as. Who they say I am, and as I walk through the door and around to my exit, I will emerge as the woman God has called me to be.
Let me tell you it’s exciting but a little scary. Not scared of who she might be, just scared of the unknown. I’m excited to plant my feet on the soil or grounds that will rock my world and leave me never to be the same!!!!
There have been many diamonds unfolded but I know, that I know, that I know there’s more to come.
So the woman that has emerged who now holds the diamonds of vulnerability, grace, love, strength, consistency, freedom, forgiveness, patience, joy, peace, surrender, boldness, adventure, laughter, mercy, commitment, compassion, purity, voice, gratefulness, understanding, accessibility, transparency, balance, listening, safety, prayer, kindness, faith, longing, tenderness and rest…I choose to walk in all of these things. Not because I have to, but because I choose to!!!
To the woman I will become in these 6 months….oh boy I just can’t wait.
Join me in this journey!!!!!
To the tears shed, the coffee dates had, the goodbye said….HELLO KONA!!!!