Tuesday, December 13, 2011

sushi machine

Last night, I learned how to make sushi. It was an incredible evening, consistently amazed by the generosity of friends in Jersey, George and Kim are amazing chefs: wonton soup, duck, salad, sushi. Nothing better than spending hours together in a kitchen. And so, eleven friends plus four kids gathered around a table to celebrate Clint and Jamie before they leave for New Zealand. I know, compared to everyone else, I should be the least sad. In less than a year, we will be joining them in Christchurch.

And I watch, a little scared, knowing another season of goodbye will come too soon for Logan and I. Trying my best to be intentional with the time we have. Excited to be with family at Christmas, enjoying our home and community in Princeton, and at the same time, excited how God is working and the anticipation of New Zealand. But that's been this year, learning to live in the waiting.


  1. "learning to live in the waiting"....so relate to those words right now as we "wait" for the next baby Metz to adopt. This time of prep is so important, essential really. Love where God is leading you and so excited you are "yes" people. Yes to whatever He has!!! Xo

  2. thanks, jade. i'm right there with you. i read this yesterday, and it reinforces that theme this year: http://www.aholyexperience.com/2011/12/when-you-realize-who-is-really-here-this-advent/

    praying for you and nate, the kids, as part of your family is missing. trust in God.