Friday, March 23, 2012

Nervous Energy

The past two days I have been thinking about the miliatry coup in Mali. Two of our field sites in Africa are in this country, one of which happens to be on the same mountain as the presidential palace. One of our students is over there, and it fell in my lap to help bring him home. With the country borders being closed, it didn't look promising. Everything fell into place today, though. We have him on a flight out of Bamako on Tuesday. He will be safe on U.S. soil on Wednesday afternoon if all goes well.

The adreneline hasn't stopped, though. I can feel it flowing through my veins. I wonder if it will continue until I know he's home safely. And to think that I'm practically a stranger; I can only imagine how his parents are feeling. I now have a small appreciation of what military families must go through. I will be saying an extra prayer tonight for all our troops and their loved ones anxiously awaiting their return.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Wishcasting Wednesday: Spring

I haven't participated in Jamie Ridler's Wishcasting Wednesday meme in quite awhile, but today's festive prompt made me want to play along!

What do you wish would spring into your life?

I wish the answer to where I ultimately belong when it comes to my career would leap into my life. I have been struggling with this issue for years and years. Deep in my heart, I know I am supposed to be a holistic health provider - no matter what form it ends up taking. Yet the closer I get, the further I seem to be.

Take for instance massage school. I took PSYC 101 this winter and am taking HLTH 101 this spring with the intention of having all classes except the core ones finished prior to beginning the massage program this fall. Well, after trying for almost a year to conceive with no luck, we were finally successful at the perfect time for me NOT to start massage classes in the fall. Seems a bit ironic.

Honestly, at this point, I have no idea what the future holds for me in this area. All I can do is trust that The One who made the universe has everything under His perfect control.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Happy Spring!

The first day of Spring is upon us. Just as the earth is thawing out and bringing forth new life, I thought it would be appropriate to gently wake this sleeping blog from its winter slumber.

This morning my heart is light and full of hope and joy. I have so many rich blessings to be grateful for:

~ My amazing Savior and His unending love and forgiveness
~ My wonderful husband
~ Our beautiful daughter
~ Our Little One on his/her way
~ Our comfortable home
~ My loving, supportive family
~ My life-giving Church
~ My sweet small group
~ My awesome hospitality team
~ My circle of dear friends
~ Great neighbors
~ The opportunity to sing again
~ The possibility of a new job well within reach
~ A new-found peace that's made its way into my soul the past few weeks

With all of this on the forefront of my mind, I happily welcome a new season of love, laughter and precious memories waiting to be made. I can't wait to see what wonderful surprises are waiting around the bend....

Happy Spring, Everyone!