It's been another really great day!
This morning I was up early, and decided to take on a run. It's pretty cold still in the mornings, so I was bundled up. There is hardly a flat surface to be seen, uphill I ran! Obviously it wasn't a very long run, but it felt good to get out!
I came back right around 8 o'clock, and Delia was getting out of bed. It's been the two of us for a while, which has resulted in us becoming quite close. We made pancakes and oatmeal for breakfast, and I ran down to get some bread.
After breakfast, it was time to study, which we did up until around 12:30. And then it was lunch time ;) We cooked for what felt like hours until we finally got to eat something!
We had some down time for a little bit this afternoon, which was nice. I needed to run down to the store to pick up a few things, so Delia and I went together. We didn't go right home from the store though. We wandered through the park just down the street from our house. The park has a bunch of random exercise equipment, so we stopped to hang out there and we talked for quite a bit.
It's Delia's dream to travel to the United States, and I've been trying to convince her to go! She really wants to learn English, and studies daily on her own. She's very dedicated.
It was right around dinner time when we got home from the store (and seeing my groceries get run over by some kid on his bike!). We heated up leftovers and sat and talked about life. Her love for God is so immense and admirable. Her confidence in the Lord is something I strive to have. I haven't really thought of her as a mentor before tonight, but now I do. She's four years older than I am and is wise beyond her years. I feel a connection with her and am thankful that she has taken me under her wing.
After having talked to her, we turned on some music while we cleaned up. "No Longer Slaves" came up on my playlist. I think it fit well with everything I have been feeling this past week and a half, as well as the conversations I've had.
My prayer for Delia is that she finds the courage to speak more English rather than study it, and that God will open her eyes to see when it is time for her to head off to the U.S!