so for christmas, we went to visit jd and lori in a small town about 4 hours from joburg. we were in training together, and it was so good to see them. Another couple met up with us too, and so the 6 of us made a day trip to Blyde River Canyon...and it was absolutely incredible!!!
I've never been to the Grand Canyon, but everyone was saying this was like it except in Africa (obviously. ha), and it was a little greener.
Anyway, the landscape was so breathtaking...the kind of landscape that makes you frustrated when you try to capture it with your camera, and every picture dims. pales. greatly. in comparison to what is really outstretched before you...
it's just so crazy to be surrounded by such a majestic landscape. you can't help but be in awe of the One who put it into existence...as cheesy as that sounds. it's still so true.
it was a different kind of Christmas, but we were blessed with lots of laughs, and were able to make sweet memories...i'm just glad that because of the work God did through Christ, we are His children, and therefore can call each other family no matter where we are in the world. so, yes, this Christmas I was homesick for my family and friends in the states, but even on the other side of the world, it was still time well spent with family in His name. :)
and now it's a new year!!!
a fresh start. new beginning. what an awesome gift He brings when the new year enters in...
so, happy new year!!!