I have been fortunate enough to have been able to travel around to some pretty cool places this past month. A great friend of mine from Wales and I flew out to meet my family over in Ireland which was an incredible experience. Pictures honestly do not even do these places justice. Venturing around the Cliffs of Moher (or MAH-HER as pronounced by the Irish) was stunning. I have been wanting to go there for ages so to have the chance to see God’s wonderful creation was fascinating. Once again, we all had to conquer our fear of heights on our trip. The Cliffs stand 750 feet tall. Therefore, stepping even remotely close to the edge was petrifying. Birds look like ants as they fly below. We drove around the Dingle Peninsula which was another one of my favorite things to do. The water was such a pretty blue and we could see one of the Islands where they filmed the Force Awakens Star Wars film. We were going to take a boat out there, but sadly it is closed during April.
I was so thankful I had the opportunity to be able to drive while over there. We started in Dublin and followed the coast of Ireland all the way to the Cliffs so to say I made up for lost time would be an understatement. There was one day I was completely exhausted so we were going to let my dad drive for a little while. That was not a good idea because he proceeded to try and drive on the States side. Luckily no one was on the road and can now laugh about it. Never a dull moment with our family. I am so thankful for the time I had with my family and dear friend. It was such a cherished time. It was great having them surprise me for one of my last games too. They have been the biggest support system throughout my football (soccer) career so it was a great way to finish off my season. It brought me so much joy knowing I could look over and see them on the sidelines.
I cannot believe how quickly my season has come and gone for Barry Town. It has been such an amazing experience to be able to play with such a great group of girls. I have learned so much being around them and am thankful for the friendships I have made on the team. It was great beating the runners up in our league 3-2 to finish off our season. I know it’s times like these I will never forget and have with me wherever I go.
As I look towards my last term in Wales, I cannot imagine my life without these past two years. It is crazy to think I hardly knew about this place before, but now is the place in which I call my home. I am beyond grateful for the countless people who have invested in me, the friendships I have made, and my faith continually being stretched and growing every day.
As always, thank you guys for your continual prayers and support. I am blown away by the generosity and love from you all. God bless each and everyone of you.