Today I had a friend ask me about what brought me to Mexico. She and I have known each other for two years, but for some reason, the topic never came up. She asked, “Did the thought ever cross your mind that you would find a boyfriend in Mexico?”
Talk about a major trip down Memory Lane! As I began telling her the story of coming to Mexico, something occurred to me: this year and last year line up perfectly with the days matching the dates for the year I left the States and moved to Mexico. That means the day I quit my job (FIVE YEARS AGO?!?!) fell on the same day of the week this year.
Which means that this day, this time five years ago I was having a really hard realization that a relationship with a man I loved was coming to an end.
Which means that it was this month five years ago that I took a trip to West Virginia with some dear friends where I received renewing and encouragement I didn’t believe I needed.
Which means that it was five years ago that I sat in a Sunday morning meeting and cried throughout the hymn that said, “I worship thee, sweet will of God…”
Five years. A lot can happen in five years. Thankfully, God’s will for our lives will always be the best. And when we allow him to have control of present, he can make something spectacular for our future.
So tonight I sit in my home in Mexico–five years later. My baby is gnawing on my toes and pulling at my skirt-tail. My daughter just yelled at me to come help her from the other room. The four of us just got back from walking to the store to buy tamales and burritos from the street vendor. And tomorrow I will (hopefully) go to Sunday morning meeting and we can sing the words of this hymn. The words in English still have such great meaning for me! I worship thee, sweet will of God, and all thy ways adore–and every day I live I seem to love thee more and more. Perhaps it’s the third verse means the most to me in Spanish–because the others are practically translated the same:
I have no regrets today–I trust in your goodness. I enjoy now the blessing of pleasant freedom.