God does not send us into the dangerous and exacting life of faith because we are qualified; He chooses in order to qualify us for what he wants us to be or do." Eugene Peterson
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Robyn Rochelle Cox
Loving God in the Moment
My ancestor's homeland - still owned by the family...
My mom is German. She was born in the United States, but she is German. I remember hearing my grandparents speaking German. I remember sitting in my Grandma's lap and her singing German songs. Unfortunately, they passed when I was young. My mom lost the language. She swears she never 'really' knew it.
I'm very tired. I am realizing that this language is starting to make sense. And it is exhausting. When I first moved here, I would go to the store and hear all of the people talking. It was a comfortable hum to me. Remember, my Grandparents sometimes spoke German - and they always had a German accent. So, this language felt... comfortable???
I began to understand a little more and a little more. Now, I am constantly trying to figure out what is being said around me. I understand most of the sermons, catch a great deal of conversations around me, and can actually carry on a conversation with my tandem partners and in class.
But, now. Now, my brain is working all of the time. I am amazed at how exhausting this language learning is. I was told. I was told. I was told. But... I didn't know it would be this exhausting - haha!
I have just finished my homework, albeit I wrote all of the verbs that I had gone over today in their past and present tenses, with their gender and using each in at least 3 sentences. This was not required - but I MUST learn them...
And I am thinking about how I wish my Grandparents had kept the language alive. OHHHH how I wish my Grandparents had kept the language alive.
It was interesting to discover this place when my daughter was here. To think it is only a few hours drive away from where I live now. To think that they originally came from this area. To think that they left for religious reasons. To think and thank God for my Christian heritage. Ahhhh to think... nope - I'm going to bed - Ich bin müde!!!! Guten Nacht!
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