My name is Autumn Buzzell and I live and work in Ghana, West Africa with City of Refuge Ministries. Here, I run our school, Faith Roots International Academy, and get to be a part in rescuing and the healing of children who have been trafficked into the fishing trade, orphaned, abandoned, and those who just need a little extra loving. What an amazing gift this life is!

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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Heading Back

There isn't much I can say on here.  I'm heading back to Ghana on the 13th.  And while I am excited to see my kids, to get back into the swing of things...I am going to miss this.

Nasiah May Kolding, my dear strong friend, Christina, and me on February 8.
Yesterday, I had the sweetest privilege to get to be a part of my dear friend's 2nd child's birth.  I was there for Brylie, and what a joy to get to be a part of it again.  A whole new journey.  Words can't express the beauty of God's little miracle, Nasiah May.

And I look around at the amazing experiences of the past couple of months.  The beautiful conversations.  The sweet sweet time with some of my favorite people.  Being silly and celebrating laughter.  The independence of your own car...your own room...your own...life.

I have TREASURED this time.

There really is no other way to say it.

It has filled me.

It has given me joy.

I have shed more honest tears than I have in a long time.

It has been healing.  God has spoken again and again and again.

I am blessed.

And heading back to Ghana...well, I'm excited.  But I'm also a little sad.  A little scared.  A little nervous. 

I am feeling a little like I'm mourning this life, this life that I left behind almost three years ago.

But, I know that I will go back to Ghana a little more whole than I left it.

And that is good.

It is so good.

1 comment:

  1. I'm sure it's bittersweet for you. You've had a wonderful two months with family and your extended family ( friends ). Know when you get to Ghana you will be refreshed and ready to continue the work the Lord has for you.
    Remember God goes before you and holds you in His hand! The Lord gave you a precious gift of seeing little Nasiah ( and Brylie ) being born. Happy you've had a wonderful R & R!