A Letter From My Mom

I am so thankful for the support I have had from my parents! After arriving back in the US from my first time in Uganda, I mentioned that I wanted to go back. At the beginning they thought I was joking, but as time progressed and I continued bringing it up, they knew I was more serious. I am thankful that I had a cheap place to stay while I paid off all my loans and was saving and hoping for a more permanent return to Uganda.

I had my mom write a letter before I set off to Uganda to share on my blog. Here it is!

As I prepare to once again say “see-you-later” at the airport, my baby girl heads out to a part of the world where I have never been.


A part of me is jealous for the advantage that lies ahead. As a person who always has my head in the clouds, I can truly embrace the want to try something new and challenging.


However, another part is concerned that I will not be there to watch over her.


I found comfort in knowing Emily is in God’s hands and is guiding the decisions to be made. Not only for this undertaking, but in everyone’s life, we can be in no better place than to be doing God’s will and using our talents to further his kingdom on earth.


I can’t wait to see what happens and the direction this journey takes. I am sure Emily will do her best to accomplish the goal she has set for herself.


Hold on Uganda, here she comes!


Love you, Emily!


“Jesus guide me through the tempest;
keep my spirit staid and sure.
When the midnight meets the morning,
let me love you even more.

May this journey bring a blessing,
may I rise on wings of faith;
and at the end of my heart’s testing,
with your likeness let me wake.”

 “May this Journey” by Keith & Kristyn Getty


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