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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Slighlty dEtAiNeD

Sounds weird I know, but lately I have just been really distracted or maybe just disinterested in the life here.  Don't get me wrong...it is not in regards to my girls are dorm life.  I just feel like I am wanting to do so many things that I don't know how to pick and choose so instead I am not taking action to do any of them.  It is just that time of the year where I want to be everywhere and do everything, but there is only one of me.
So I don't know if you heard the news but my girls toilet papered me!!! It was AWESOME!!! I think I am the only person in the world who would think that was them showing me love.  I juest felt like the knew me well enough to actually think about me and care enough to know I would not get upset.  And then when I can home from my first weekend off they had connected all my underwear together and written all over my mirror and toilet with dry-erase maker!! Once again I laughed hysterically and loved every minute of it.  
Nothing is really going on here...I am teaching gymnastics and tumbling for two weeks for one of the PE classes.  I enjoy it, but it is also hard because I realized that I have lost a lot of what I had spent 14 years of my life doing....so yeah that is hard to handle, but now I am just more motivated to get it back!!!
Thanks again for praying for me!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Back to the Basics....

It is the first day back with all of the girls.  I come back looking forward to what this semester has in store.  I want to be aware of the opportunities that the Lord provides; I don't want to lose sight of girls that need someone to invest in them.  There is so much on my mind, rather than being focused here.  My mind feels cluttered and distracted, which is not how I want to feel as I enter this new stage of relationships with my girls.  I just ask for your prayer.  
But yesterday was probably the longest day of the year....I woke up to join all my fellow staff members at a breakfast.  Before that ended I was taken back to my dorm to receive girls that were already arriving.  I sat in our dorm office from about 11am till, literally, 4 pm, went on a walk with one of my girls, and then went back into the office/kitchen to do a little food prep.  Lets just say it was a long day.  And then even once we had all the girls in bed, we stayed up waiting for two more girls to arrive.  YES, it was a draining day, in a very non-physical way, yet it was sooooo blessed.  These girls just add so much to life here!!! 

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

vIsItOr FrOm AfAr!!!

My mom has been here for over a week now!!! It has truly been a blessing.  I really do not wish for her to leave, but everything good has to come to an end, right?  We were prancing around London for five days.  We saw Trafalgar Square, the Tower of London, the Globe Theater, St. Paul's Cathedral, Kensington Palace, Buckingham Palace, Les Miserables, a classical concert at St. Martin's-on-the-Green, fireworks on New Year's Eve at the London Eye.  Lets just say we tried to see everything there was to see.  And now we are in Germany, continuing our adventures.
It is odd to have a stranger come and invade my new world.  It is not a bad odd, but it is a different odd.  I have enjoyed sharing this world and been able to enlighten my mom to the routine and surroundings I experience on a daily basis.  She now has a reference point for what I talk about.  
My girls are coming back really soon!!! I have missed them greatly and feel that without them here...it is pointless.  I cherish the joy they bring to my life and the moments that I see God in them.  I was able to see a few of my girls over the break just for a short period of time, but I can't wait to have their noise in the dorm again and feel like I am here for a purpose rather than just sitting around and waiting.
Grace and Peace!!!

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