Friday, June 5, 2009


Hello once again!!

I'm back....back from my trip to Europe. It was a great time, good moments with my grandparents and great grandma. I saw and realized the great need for this visit and knew that I had to be there. The flight on over was just fine, I was praying the entire time and just reflecting upon God, and it was amazing, by the time that flight was over, my faith grew a little bit more. I felt it for sure. When I took the return flight on home, I was not even a tad scared, I knew without a shadow of doubt that God was sitting right next to me in the spare seat! The time was indeed limited, and I tried to spent each and every second with them. I made many pictures and will keep them as a dear keepsake.

My brother fell in love with the German culture and life. He was born in Germany and thus felt a tad of connection. I was having a great time, and nevertheless, wanted to come home already this past Monday. I was homesick because the house was so quiet. I did not have my loving siblings to keep me company and to make me laugh and smile. I had the laughter, but still I missed their faces. To have all of their arms around me when I returned was great. However, while I was in this foreign land I felt the emptiness of Christ within this country. I was saddened and especially missed my Christian radio station. There was no sign of God, and all the young people were smoking and just living an awful life. This occurs within America as well, but at least there are Christians here!! I would often lie down in my bed and look at the stars and moon and just think and wonder. I prayed over the country as well when I was in the airplane. My heart is in America, and especially in Texas!!

It was a great trip, and I will be sharing some pictures of the scenery in the next couple of days. I've been awake for almost 24 hours now, and need to rest some before the busy week starts up again! I'm glad to be home and missed many things. I also felt amazed at how awesome God is and how omnipresent He is. I can talk to him in Illinois, and 4,000 and plus miles across the ocean! How awesome is that! Thanks for the prayers y'all and God BLESS!


Noelle said...

Wow, Vanessa! Sounds like you had quite a trip! :)

I didn't see the previous post before you left, or I'd have been keepin' ya in my prayers. :)
Glad it went well -- and praise the Lord that He was able to build your faith through a plane ride! :)

Sorry I haven't been on your blog for so long. Just blame it on life. Life's too busy. :)

Anyway, looking forward to seeing the landscape photos!


Anonymous said...

Indeed, quite a trip!
I would so love to tour Europe before it becomes fully communist... *sighs* especially Paris and England and Ireland and Scotland.

Allison said...

Glad you're home and had a safe trip!

Kalani said...

Welcome back to the US! My German grandma "Oma" is on her way to my house right now!