Archive for September, 2008

Life’s like that…

This has been my life the past few months… apart from thinking about, praying about, talking about India… only to not be going… It’s interesting stuff and I’ll have to post about it soon too..

Sara, at one of our favorite places ever, Lake Michigan!

Some of my favorites, ever! The spectacular Murray Crew!

Hanging out after our young adult Bible study…

These would be my pastor’s kiddos.  They’re too precious! 🙂

This would be during the Great Fruit Exchange… in the rain… Aunt Teresa and Uncle Bob drove Grandma U. over to Greenfield to give us looots of fresh pairs and apples.

I walk, he rides… every week we go to the neighborhood park while Sofia and Nadia are at school. 🙂

This is just toooo precious… Having fun at the park!

Just can’t get enough…

Saw Denver and The Mile High Orchestra in concert with Sara, Becca, and Mandy

Celebrated my birthday and Jenna’s birthday with some TC’ers!

Saw this sweeeet, blessing from the Lord at Carlyn’s bridal shower. Love Jenny!

Chatted with Sergeant Hastings…

and saw some chicks with some AMAZING 4th graders at Conner Prairie…

So, that’s my life in photos over the last few months, give or take some events and happenings. Basically, I am loving where I am right now. Graduation (well, the last day of class after student teaching) is literally 9.5 weeks away for me!!!

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24… what??

I had a birthday yesterday. I’m getting old. I think next year I’ll start counting down… I’ll be 24 for two years 😉

This past year of life has been sooo good, yet hard at times… I was sick, it seemed, more than I wasn’t. Mono, or whatever weird illness that was, seemed to kick my butt for months… I lived through my hardest, busiest semester ever last fall, and my first semester of student teaching in the spring regardless of having a partner who couldn’t have been more opposite of me and a mentor teacher who would have rather not had us, I think… I was slowly able to get more involved with my church, I started helping with some AMAZING kiddos that are very near and dear to my heart… I’ve solidified some friendships that are pretty spectacular and such a blessing as well… I survived this summer, with more sickness, working, and Kelsey’s wedding.

In the midst of the summer some exciting stuff happened as well that has me super excited to see what comes next in this new year of life… I feel like the Lord is up to something big in a lot of different ways, like my life is starting to come together perhaps… I’ll graduate in December and then we’ll see… Regardless of what happens, I am sooo ready for this next phase of life… It’s been a loooong time coming.

The chorus of this song by Sanctus Real has kind of been my song lately in the midst of all that is going on, what I’m learning, anticipating, and surrendering to…

Whatever You’re Doing

It’s time for healing time to move on
It’s time to fix what’s been broken too long
Time make right what has been wrong
It’s time to find my way to where I belong
There’s a wave that’s crashing over me
All I can do is surrender

(Chorus)
Whatever you’re doing inside of me
It feels like chaos somehow there’s peace

It’s hard to surrender to what I can’t see
but I’m giving in to something heavenly

Time for a milestone
Time to begin again
Re-evaluate who I really am
Am I doing everything to follow your will
or just climbing aimlessly over these hills
So show me what it is you want from me
I give everything I surrender…

To…

Whatever you’re doing inside of me
It feels like chaos somehow there’s peace

It’s hard to surrender to what I can’t see
but I’m giving in to something heavenly

Time to face up
Clean this old house
Time to breathe in and let everything out
That I’ve wanted to say for so many years
Time to to release all my held back tears

Whatever you’re doing inside of me
It feels like chaos but I believe
You’re up to something bigger than me
Larger than life something heavenly

Whatever you’re doing inside of me
It feels like chaos but now I can see
This something bigger than me

Larger than life something heavenly
Something heavenly

It’s time to face up
Clean this old house
Time breathe in and let everything out