Monday, August 25, 2008

expectations

We've been here for almost a month now...and things haven't turned out the way I imagined they would. Don't get me wrong, I'm not unhappy. It's just...different. 
I suppose I thought that by now this place would feel more "homey." Actually we don't even have any friends yet. It's weird. Meeting people is more difficult than I imagined. Plus, we all know, I'm not friendly. ;-)

I don't feel close to anyone, except Alex of course. But it's weird to not have many other contacts. I was hoping we'd find a church to plug into by now...but we have yet to find one that we feel called to be a part of. I think it's just overwhelming because there are SO many churches. I'm hoping that we are able to join one in the next two weeks.

I love my school. There's a lot of reading to do. Some if it, I enjoy...and some, I could do without. But my classes and professors are all very interesting. I'm thankful for that. 

I miss my family and friends. I hope that you all are doing great in Miami...and I'll see most of you again very soon anyway, so whatev'! ;-)

In short, I came to North Carolina with a LOT of great expectations...and have received quite a few disappointments instead. However, I'm still happy and grateful to be here and know that this is the place where God wants us to be. I'm really looking forward to see how we will grow as individuals and a couple. 

Pray for us!

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

I miss you and wish you a great week. Tati

Steph said...

::praying::

love you!

Merari said...

it will all work itself out.

OR

you can always move back to miami!!! :-D

no?

no worries. I'm sure God will bring amazing (but not as cool as us) people that will surround you with love and support.

Rey De Armas said...

i understand where you're coming from. I felt the same way last semester, and still feel that way at times. God will continue to build you up in this time.

I miss you guys. I'm praying for you. Don't forget...London 2012 :D

Rey De Armas said...

i understand where you're coming from. I felt the same way last semester, and still feel that way at times. God will continue to build you up in this time.

I miss you guys. I'm praying for you. Don't forget...London 2012 :D

Marcy said...

Hey Kristel,
I'm not the best of friends or friend maker...i know how difficult that can be and at the same time how needed it is. I know i can always pass by your blog and read something interesting... keep praying, growing with your hubby, connect to internet campus of frc ;) for now until you find a place to connect[jk you don't have too], and will keep you in our prayers so NC can feel more homey and you guys can leave your impact... take care...

Lauren said...

I'm sorry you feel that way. You are truly missed down here thats for sure. I know that things will work themselves out and the Lord will place another hater in your life. I will keep you guys in my prayers, till keep me posted.

Lauren said...

I'm sorry you feel that way. You are truly missed down here thats for sure. I know that things will work themselves out and the Lord will place another hater in your life. I will keep you guys in my prayers, till keep me posted.

Brigitte said...

don't worry!
God will work it all out!
I'll be praying for you two!

Sketchism said...

Aww dude. I miss you guys, too.

Be strong and keep doing your photography thang. While you're there, you may as well show us some of the sights that you're experiencing. And let us know of all the quirky and interesting things that happen in your town.

Love you both. We'll all be reuniting soon enough. =)

Sketchism said...

Tell Rey and Lauren to stop doubling up on their comments. It doesn't mean they miss you any more than the rest of us. ;P

gisellesig said...

Awe Kristel, I know it must be hard to be away from your family and friends. Don't worry, you just have to be patient right now, and you'll see, soon stuff will start falling into place. God is preparing you guys for something big and wonderful!

Holly L. said...

being away from everything you know is suppose to feel weird or no one would stay put! before you know it - it will feel like home. you'll learn all the best places to go and shop and eat and just hang out. Plus think of this time as a chance to grow closer to your new husband and strengthen your bond. I always tell Kevin as long as he's with me I'm home. So hang in there and you'll be settled in no time. keeping you in my prayers (AND I KICK BUTT ON SCRAMBLE!)

Jescel said...

hey kristel, i understand how you feel. i did this transition 6 yrs ago. it is still hard for me at times, but miami feels like a home now. holly is right, as long as i am with joe, it's going to turn out right. sometimes, god really has to move us out of our comfort zones so that we can learn how to fully depend on him. hang in there. things are only going to get better.