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My Irish dream come true…

So…ever since I was very little, as far back as I can remember remembering anyway, I have been taken with Ireland. Call it an infatuation, being smitten, or being sweet on her, but whatever the description, Ireland has been my heart’s tryst…a firelight to my heart ever since I began dreaming of adventures outside of all that my eyes called familiar.


It will be my birthday in two days and while I have had some amazing birthday gifts from Loving friends and family…one very Irish-themed one now that I re-call (Jeanine, that day was perfect)…let this one sit among the very best. For this year I was handed  a gift that has been 15 years longed for; my very own violin!

My delightful friend Megan, who is the best pianist I have ever heard (and I’ve heard some very talented professionals before) gave me her darkwood violin to borrow for more time than I could have ever deserved. She has given me a gift with more hidden blessing than I think she’ll ever know. As long as I’ve intimated Ireland in the deepest parts of my heart, so to there has been the fiddle…in fact, I think I’ve always referred to the violin as an “Irish-violin.”

So, I will hopefully very soon start my professional, and thank you Lord, free lessons with a very talented violinist here on campus. I will be learning to play and thinking of my dear friend Chris the whole time, who left us to dine at Heaven’s feast forever more.

Thank you Megan for making this childhood Irish dream…come true.


About justingunter

I'm recently 29 years old, recently married and ready to change the world for God. He has called me to be a missionary! This means more than just changing zip codes and living in countries where I struggle (for a while) speaking the language the locals dream in. It means a lifestyle of sacrifice, audacious Hope and above all, a desire for Jesus simply because He is who He is. I moved to Franklin, TN in October 15th of 2012 and expect this to be the first of many changes for the great calling on the Gunter's life. Side note...I dig being married. It helps when you're married the best woman ever! Teale and I feel called to plant churches, combat sex trafficking and be a place of refuge and Holy sojourn to all who would seek to join alongside us for good or for a season. For now, Ol' Rocky Top is our home, Zoey is our Great Dane and we, the Gunters, love Jesus with all we have.

2 responses »

  1. hey, this is the only way i can say happy birthday to you… so here it is :o) we were talking about you and your flip flops tonight, very fun :o)


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