four-minute friday: iowa

Go. It still feels a little unreal to me that I've spent this week with my friend Sara.

For lots of reasons.

Like the fact that I normally live on another continent. And Sara lives in Iowa of all places. Iowa.

And like how I had to be perfectly healthy so I don't pass something on to her. And that is no small miracle for me.

But all the stars aligned---by the grace of God!---and here I am.

Every now and again I still squeal out an, "I can't believe I'm in your house!" Because it really does seem too good to be true.

And it's coming to an end all too quickly.

I'm not ready to leave, to say goodbye, to give Sara a final hug. I'm not ready.

But I am so unbelievably grateful.

My heart is going to hold on to this week for a very long time.