Right now I am helping dog sit this American Pit Bull. She drools, eats horse pooh, is skiddish around humans, sheds, is hyper-active...and makes me appreciate my mom enduring our puppies while we were growing up. Thanks mom! It is like my view of children, I love them, but when I babysit I realize what hard work they are and am thankful for at this point that I do not have the responsibility of raising one.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
It is so close I can taste it. I can't believe it is finally coming to the point that I am able to go home. Last year I was planning on staying till Christmas. For my own sake I am glad that did not pan out. I know this time at home will be hectic, but truly beneficial for my own mental state. Soon I will be hopping on a plane and making my way back to CALI!
Saturday, June 13, 2009
So yesterday was my birthday! I worked in maintenance driving around. After work my friend, Sarah, had organized a little dinner with some friends. It was such a blessing to be with friends and get some MEXICAN food. I felt truly blessed. Even though I am far away I know the Lord is providing good friends over here for me. I feel very encouraged and loved. Thanks you Lord for being faithful in life...
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
The girls are gone and I am now residing in town at my friend's apartment. It is nice to be in a home rather than a massive empty dorm. But while I am waiting anxiously I am fighting a cold and doing back-breaking maintenance, which I can't complain, I do enjoy the physical labor. All in all, I am really excited to come home...I think that is my motivation. Actually that is not true. While I was working today I was thinking about the intense labor we were performing and I thought why am I doing this? I started sighting the Bible, "Do your work for the Lord rather than for men" was the verse that immediately struck me. I started directing my work and ethic towards that verse so that it would not be about just getting a job done, because I was told to but rather because I would be doing work that glorifies God!!
Saturday, June 6, 2009
They're gone. There is just a hollowness walking along the halls of our dorm. Yes, this is how the dorm feels like at the beginning of every break. But rooms are empty. There is not even a remnant of their existence in these rooms. They aren't coming back. Well, at least sixteen of them are not. I am left with just sitting here and reflecting on the year. But I don't want to...I am lying to myself saying "They are coming back", but I have to tell myself they are not. Hopefully it won't hit to hard when I actually accept this fact that so many have been apart of my life for a year and mean so much to me and are gone and I don't know when I will see them again.