When we first moved here to Czech in 1993 there were two things that scared me: going to the hairdresser and to the doctor.
Think about it! You have to use very specific words at those two places, and when you're learning a language, it means there is great potential for getting things wrong.
Believe me, I have personal experiences to back that one up!
But today while going to see a new doctor here in Czech, it reminded me of how far the Lord has brought me after all these years.
Not only can I understand, but I can (mostly) explain things, have conversation, and leave feeling like nothing went wrong!
Today's appointment wasn't a big deal...just seeing a skin doctor about a few moles (they were fine).
And I'm not anywhere near perfect at speaking Czech. You might think I was after 25 years of life here, but I'm not.
However, what I always said my goal was in language was to be able to do life here in whatever ways God required or led me in. And today was just a reminder from Him that He's helped me all along the way with that goal, which makes me very thankful.
It's nice to walk in a doctor's office and not be scared anymore!