Wednesday, September 22, 2010

london, england

I arrived in England 2 days ago, and although I am not yet at Capernwray, I am already loving this new life of mine. For the past two days, I have spent some wonderful time in London with my father. Not only is this a beautiful city, but I have very much enjoyed the time with my dad. We spent most of our time walking along the Thames River, soaking in the beauty of Big Ben, Tower Bridge, and the London Eye. We also spent about thirty minutes on the steps of St. Paul’s Cathedral, simply watching the people around us. Today, we visited Trafalgar Square and then spent time in the Somerset House, a small art museum known for Impressionist art. Considering Impressionism is my favorite art form, especially the works of Degas and Monet, this was the highlight of my day. As I write this, I’m sitting in my cousin’s Notting Hill flat, feet up, and relaxing after the long day. Tomorrow we are traveling to Keswick and exploring the Lake District before heading to Capernwray on Saturday. As much as I am enjoying this traveling, I am most looking forward to settling into the castle. Thats all for now. Cheerio!

Monday, September 20, 2010

the adventure is about to begin

After nearly two years of looking forward to this day, it’s finally here, and I can honestly say, it doesn’t seem real. It’s amazing how I can make myself believe that I’m prepared for something, but then when it actually comes, I feel as though I didn’t know it was coming. Everything I’ve ever known is about to change completely. Not only am I leaving home, but I’m leaving the country that I’ve found comfort in for the last 18 years. I’ve always been one for adventure, but it is strange to think about how much life is going to change. I wish I could tell you what I expect from this year, but I sincerely have no idea. I have no clue what the Lord is going to teach me and how those teachings will transform me, but the unknown can be a very exciting thing, and I’m eager to see what the Lord has in store for me. The adventure is just about to begin...

my new home, Capernwray Hall