Wednesday, December 15, 2010

wait and see

When I think of the California several different things pop into my head. Beaches. Hills. Hollywood. Snakes.

But to be honest, I don't know much about California at all. Of course, I know what it looks like - I've seen it in movies, I've seen it in pictures, I've read about it in books. In fact, I've even gone there a few years ago for a week or two. But I don't know what it's like to actually live there.

I do know one thing though - it's a lot different than living in Ireland.

A little while ago I found out that I will most likely be leaving my home and going to live in California - for a whole year.

And that's scary. It's scary having to leave something you love so much and going to a place you know barely anything about.

Yet I know that I don't need to be afraid of anything. I may not be sure what it's going to be like there, but there is one thing I am sure about. I'm sure that God will be with me wherever I am in this world.

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."
Joshua 1:9

It will be very hard leaving - goodbyes are always hard. And it is hard not knowing what it will be like. I guess I'll just have to wait and see.


  1. You're poetic, Hannah! That's a nice reminder to me; the verse you posted about being courageous, that God is always with us, thanks.

  2. Joshua 1:9 is my favorite verse. At least it's only a year! :)

    (From the AGFMB)

  3. Oh no!
    Wow! I moved from the country to the city, but I've never moved Countries! I'm sure you will enjoy it, anyway!

  4. Oh my! God will stay with you through all your troubles! Stay strong! When I was in 4th grade (now in 6th) we had to go to California for 3 months. It was hard- I didn't know anyone, I didn't know what they would think of me, etc. But it was really fun- I met a LOT of friends and I even had a playdate with someone there. I had tons of sleepovers iwth my neighbor- the scene is just great, but just remember Californiaa beaches are ALWAYS bbrrrr.... cold!!! Hehe! Have fun!!! God bless you! -Abby

  5. Happy Birthday (saw your link from Madeline's blog). I am so encouraged by your faith. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and verses with us. Someday, before I get too old, I hope to visit Ireland. Once I had to live in Los Angeles for 2 years. I met a lot of nice Christians there and the Lord led me to a great church family. I know since Jesus is Immanuel, he'll guide you to meet some wonderful Christian friends too. Merry Christmas and God bless you! from Sylvia (I have a blog too at

  6. Hannah,
    Thank you for your comment! I came over to see what has been going on with you lately...never expecting to hear this shocking news! Irish Girl is moving to California. Sounds like it should be a big headline. =>

    Wow, I am very surprised, but I know that I will greatly be looking forward to hearing about your trip, the 1 year stay there, and what life is like in general for you.

    "Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD." Psalm 27:14

    May God bless you & your family during this coming time!
    ~ Tarissa

  7. Aww Hannie! God is always watching and with you! I can imagine how it would be so scary. You inspire me with your faith in Jesus!