Sunday, August 24, 2008

The Floating Waltz

3 days left in the states. I have absolutely no clue whatsoever as to what my life will be like this semester. I have never in my life lived on a boat, nor have I gone out of the country with a group of people who were not a christian affiliated group other than once to Jordan for 10 days. This is an entirely new situation. I am studying abroad, but I am very much so also on a cruise ship. That is strange. I am living with a bunch of people who are not affiliated with Christianity innately. That is also a first in college. Meanwhile, most of the people who have impacted my life deeply the past few years are all collecting in a little place called Upland Indiana, where they will begin a reunion of love and hope (also known as the fall semester at Taylor). And I am distraught with emotion and am letting the emotion run through my veins as much as possible, so as not to build up walls of apathy to hide any hint of sadness in my choice of absence. 

Ok... I'm rambling. I'll write more as I feel it necessary, or as I have thoughts to give each of you. 

Know, that you are deeply loved... by one who will NEVER leave you for 3.5 months. He will never leave you nor forsake you. 

In that love, and in his peace,



katherine said...

So has saying goodbye to me become to difficult? because I realize that our love is a love that knows no boundaries but think it may need a little bit of a goodbye. Don't you dare forget. I love you Jess samples. Please call me.

katherine gration

Mary said...

Sooo you should be really proud of me.. You just walked out my door and im already checking your blog : ) this is a good start! I miss you in my life already! But i'm soo excited for you. You are an amazing person Jessie! Keep up the love..

speaking of... love you! see you in december!

- The sweetness -

Cheryl Sukut said...

Wow, was saying goodbye to you last night one of the hardest things I've ever done!!? You are one of THE most important people in my life and as excited as I am for you, I'm equally fearful. I will be watching this blog site daily even though I know you won't be updating it that often. I don't care. I'll read the same words over and over until you update or come home. HAVE THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE JESS! I am with you every step you take in thought and spirit ... please know that. And keep that journal up DAILY!! I want to hear every single thing that happens to you when you get back and you can't leave ANYTHING out. It might take you 3.5 months to relate it, but...oh well!

Love you with all my heart,

kristikanas said...

I loved getting your e-mail. I loved hearing that you are doing well (minus a little sea sickness). I laughed out loud at several points as I was reading it. You have done a RIDICULOUS amount of exciting things in the past week already! I also love that boo was one of the many words you used to sign the e-mail. Unbelieveable.

We were in Chicago this weekend and I thought of you a lot! I LOVE YOU.

in HIM,

Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with you.
- 2 Thessalonians 3:16