Archive for March 2013

My Month in Numbers

Sunday, March 24, 2013

1 dog watched for  5 days.
5 days until my 23rd birthday!

13 days until I'll be back in Haiti!
20 hours put in during my first week at work.
10 field trips booked.
30 clubs planned.
10 students registered.
1 new camp office decorated with: 14 feet of fabric and 3 canvases; which were made into 1 curtain & 3 art pieces!
$1000 of product sold at our recent Thirty-One fundraiser.  
Meaning we raised $200 for my trip to Haiti.
All  $998 for my trip is now covered, with an extra 
$60 to save for the next trip!!!!
2 brightly colored spring dresses &
5 new pairs of shorts added to my wardrobe over the last few weeks 
*Happy Birthday to Me!!*

 All equaling 1 very happy, content, & busy girl who can't wait to get back to Haiti!!

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To Grandmother's House We Went

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

This past weekend, all the grand kids headed up to Grandma & Pa's for the weekend, with a couple of extra people in stow :)! 

We've spent plenty of weekends at Grandma's with the whole family, but we've just recently started making it a habit to take grand kid trips.  It's such a fun time for all of us getting to hang out with Grandma & Pa without the chaos when the whole family goes up.  It also thrilled Grandma & Pa so much last time, that we knew it would become a tradition!

So after a little bit of planning, we packed up the car & headed out.  Unfortunately Stephen couldn't go on this trip, but we still had a lot of fun!

Here are some highlights from the weekend.  Prepare yourself for the craziness of my family :)

A trip to Wal-Mart is always a necessity when at Grandma's.  Andy never fails to make us laugh with his discoveries.
 We challenged Andy to make the ugliest outfit possible.  This was his selection.  Ha!
 Erin & I before heading to church!
Old timers!! Reading the newspaper and doing word searches.  Also let me make note of the rivalry in the shirts going on here.
 Andy decided to join the youth choir on Sunday morning.  To say the rest of us enjoyed this would be an understatement!! We got a good laugh out of his attempts to follow along.
 The grand kids!  (this picture is required after every trip to grandma's)
 Along with a few candid shots of our crazy family.
 The whole crew for the weekend after church.
 Andy being Andy.
Ain't they sweet!

We had a lovely weekend!  We all ate WAAY too much food, laughed hysterically, and had a ton of fun reminiscing. 

Thanks for having us Grandma & Pa!  We love you!!!!!

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Trusting YOU God!

Friday, March 1, 2013

So many few answers.

My mind has been racing endlessly over the last couple of days.  My mind, wanting the details and answers now, has been fighting with my heart, that knows I must wait.  The questions seem to multiply every day, leading to sleepless nights and unproductive days.

I've been in prayer over all of this every step of the way, and even though I know God is going to make the path clear, I find myself completely unsure of which path to follow.

I covet your prayers as I take this journey.  Please pray for my patience, ability to discern God's will, and courage to walk where He leads.  Please pray that God would make HIS path clear and provide me with the resources, finances, and skills needed to follow through.

I've got two mission opportunities I feel led to follow right now.

One option is what I thought I'd be doing.  It sounds fun, challenging, exciting, right up my alley, and the path I want to take.  It will be hard, and I don't know that I am quite equipped for the job yet, but I know with His help I could do it and bring Glory to His name.

The other...well it is not at all the path I thought I'd be taking.  It's one I have fought every step of the way.  One I feel completely inadequate to fulfill, and one that requires more commitment than I even know if I can make.  It's one that would require more sacrifice than I imagined.  It is an option I know I could do, and would probably be good at once trained, but I just it's a lot to take on!  However, I know God would be glorified through it, and there must be a reason He keeps laying it on my heart.

I can't get either option off of my mind.  Each consumes my thoughts in more ways than one every. single. day.  I find myself at peace over one, one minute, and the next anything but.  I have no clue which path I am supposed to take.

Are they supposed to overlap somehow?

Do I do one now, and the other later?

Do I help with both in a way I haven't even thought of yet?

I simply don't know, but I am covering it all in prayer, waiting for God to reveal His plan.

I just need a HUGE dose of patience until that happens.

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