Solutions June 2016 - Page 23

a place where I think I was questioning God’s will for my life. What was my purpose in life? What did God have for Trent and me? What was OUR purpose in life, and was I walking in that already? You know that place: Loads of questions and just wanting fulfillment and direction. In the middle of it all, I was asked to go over to Jamaica on a missions trip. The timing seemed perfect. After all, I’d be able to get away from computers and cell phones and just have this time with God and with Trent by my side. One of my favorite, most calming places in the world to be…with Trent…anywhere. We packed our bags to enjoy a week full of adventure and a much needed vacation before we were to begin our missions trip. We had one day off in between the two, so when Trent showed me his top 10 list of things to do for the day, I picked the Blue Lagoon. The drive would take us well over three hours to get there. But incredibly, it was worth the wait. There, nestled back in the beautiful green foliage, was this enchanting little restaurant that sat on the edge of the water. Once again, Trent had found us a memory to talk about for years to come. It was such a peaceful place. Trent was so excited to be there. I could see it in his eyes as he kept staring out into the Lagoon. He couldn’t wait to finish his lunch so he could prepare himself for another great adventure--perhaps something new to journal about. I sat there watching Trent suit up for his dive. He put one flipper on after the other and was preparing his face mask for the water below. Trent looked at me through his mask, said he’d be back in 15 minutes, smiled at me, sank beneath the surface and was gone. Trent’s 15-minute adventure has turned into a life-long adventure for both of us. He never resurfaced that afternoon. The search began and continued the very next morning. The morning of September 11th, 2001. A day that is etched forever in the history of America is a day that will be etched on my heart forever, as well. The morning of the 11th, at the home of perfect strangers, I stood watching as the second plane plowed into the Twin Towers in New York City. And in a total state of shock, SMG Solutions 23