Saturday, October 31, 2009

Beautiful people

I grew up surrounded by individuals with special needs. I was raised to see all people as just that: people. I was blind to wheelchairs, leg braces, prosthetics, and adaptive equipment. Hardly a day goes by when I don't thank God for picking my family up from our home in the Blue Ridge mountains 17 years ago, and plopping us in central-Ohio at Camp Echoing Hills. He is so good, so wise, so eternal.

And these are the beautiful people with whom I work now. Love :)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

There is a season.

a time to weep and a time to laugh
a time to mourn and a time to dance

On October 27, 2009, Mom and Dad would have been married for exactly twenty-five years. Instead on October 27, 2009, Mom received the documents letting her know the date of the hearing that will finalize their divorce. They'd been looking forward to their 25th since I was in junior high, and always vowed they'd do something especially romantic to celebrate the date.

Also on October 27, 2009, Mom and I received a check for $250 from one of her high school friends whom I just met for the first (and only) time in September. She knew some of my story about lack of school funding and a hefty monthly rent for an apartment in which I was no longer living. But we didn't go into details, and I haven't really thought about her much in the past few months. Then, out of the blue, she sends a note and a check and her blessing. How do you thank someone for such a gift?

Oh, the ways in which God works.

Today someone I used to love told me that his girlfriend is going to practically be living with him from now on. And that she is moving her cats into his place on Monday. At 32, he has never been able to put up with anyone long enough to live with them before. I cried.
He's supposed to hate cats...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

For the longest time...whoa-oh-oh

I see I've been slacking on updating this for ELEVEN MONTHS. Psh, wow. Shows you my commitment to the blogging world (which is interesting, considering writing and talking about myself are two things I really enjoy - HA!). 
Lunch today at Buehler's with Pastor Jon. I'm going to propose some kind of out-of-state work trip or retreat for this spring. I have lots of ideas for the youth.
I really believe this unavoidable break from school and my lack of a job are God's hilarious way of getting me to volunteer my time. I'm choreographing for the music department at my Alma Mater, baking more cookies than I ever thought possible, making greeting card after greeting card, and doing some extra stuff around Mom's house. But I kind of love it. That being said, I AM looking for a job (any job) and I've filled out about 10 applications as of yesterday.

Time to be getting dressed, groomed, etc. -- I'll leave you with this:

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men,since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. - Col. 3:23-24