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If there's anything I've learned during my short nineteen (almost twenty... huh!?) years of life, it's that I don't know much of anything. Lately, however, I've been given the blessing and opportunity to see that as more of a strength than a weakness. I've spent my entire life trying to understand things; but up until recently, I was never able to accept the fact that some things just cannot and will not be understood on my own terms.

Take, for example, the fact that I'm currently existing in America. I signed up to be a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for the duration of eighteen months and yet nine months into my journey I was sent home and temporarily released for medical reasons. Nobody plans to go on a mission just to come home. In fact, I had a large portion of my life all planned out and centered upon my mission. But now, everything that I had planned is changed. That doesn't mean I'm not going to get back on a plane to Korea and finish those last nine months of my mission; it just means I'm not going to be finishing my mission when I had originally planned to. I think God just wanted to remind me to TRUST in Him rather than trusting so heavily in myself and my own set of plans.

I'm working hard on getting better so I can get back to Korea as soon as possible. I'm grateful for all the love, prayers, and support that have been offered on my behalf. It truly has been such a humbling, wonderful experience and I owe that to the people who have loved me through all of this.

God's plan for us is always better than our own plans; sometimes it just takes a little patience, prayer, and trust to see where His plan for us will lead us. 

And I guess that's what makes life such an adventure?
I love you and I'm grateful for my trials.


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