Sunday, May 22, 2011

Long time, no update

Ok, so things around here haven't really settled down any but it's not nearly as stressful as it was when I last blogged to tell y'all I was taking a break from here soooo... I figured I kept y'all waiting long enough without hearing from me and, to be honest, I missed blogging.

I kept thinking "Oh, I need to write about this! I need to tell everyone about that! I need to remember this for my blog!" I'm not sure if I'm actually going to remember everything but I do have a lot to update y'all on and I'm sure I'll get to everything that's important. :-)

First off, my grandpa is doing much better and he is out of the ICU. I hope to be able to write and say that he'll be able to go home soon, we just don't know when that will be just yet but we are very grateful that he is doing better and has been able to tolerate the chemo treatments well. He did lose his hair and that's been hard for him as well as just all-around general discouragement so please keep remembering him in your prayers and for his family as well as we continue to walk through this difficult time in our lives.

As for me, I'm continuing to improve and finally feel like I'm back on my feet again. I still keep checking over my shoulder sometimes, just waiting for the other shoe to drop, and I'm still pretty cautious about what I do but that's getting better too. College is still out for me, for now. I just can't quite bring myself to commit to anything "big" like that just yet but I am looking at getting a job towards the end of summer and am really looking forward to that.

Some big news is that my sister (my one and only favorite sister, mind you) is leaving early tomorrow morning to go work on staff at Southland Christian Camp in Louisiana (I'm too lazy to look up the website and link to it, I'll do it later...) and she'll be gone until August where she'll have 13 days at home before she packs up again and heads off to Heartland Baptist Bible College (again, no link. You can google them both if you're bored) where she will get a one-year Bible certificate before she heads off to... who knows next. This girl is so full of big, crazy plans that there's no telling where God will lead her next.

Some goofy pictures we took yesterday because.... we're goofy. Today at church, she was given a journal and was prayed over, along with some others who were leaving and was given lots of hugs and goodbyes (and there were tears... but I'm saving mine until tomorrow). Then we went out together with some friends to eat lunch, before heading over to the mall to watch Soul Surfer (LOVED THIS MOVIE) and then we shopped till we dropped (almost). Do I know how to send my sister off well or what? :-)

If you think of my girl, Bethany, say a prayer for her. This is going to be a big year for her with lots of fun, lots of difficulties, lots of growing and the Lord is going to be working in her life in many ways. She  won't be coming back the same girl, that's for sure and I'm so excited (and so sad because I'm gonna miss her terribly) for my sister. She's my goober girl, my roommate, my biggest annoyance and my best friend. And as much I'm gonna love having my own room for a while, I'm most definitely gonna miss her more.

I'll write again soon!


  1. I will definitely continue to keep your grandpa and your family in prayer. Your grandpa sounds like a fighter!

    I'm sad you won't be at Heartland this fall =( but I understand that it is a HUGE step and you need to be really, absolutely ready for it. I'll be praying that you find a job that is PERFECT and that it will be a great experience for you as you're getting back on your feet.

    I will certainly look forward to meeting your sister in a few months! By the way, you two are so cute. The pictures made me smile. =)

    Take care!

  2. I loved the pictures Kristin! Goodness, I am really, really going to miss Bethany. Hopefully though I can spend some time with you this summer (I really enjoyed our conversation at the picnic :)

    So glad to hear your grandpa is doing better! I'll be sure to keep him in my prayers too.

    Keep improving!

  3. I should still be able to meet you this fall, Naomi as I plan to visit my sister often. :-)

    Jenna, yes we definitely need to get together again before you head off to college!

    I'm glad y'all like the pics! We had a lot of fun taking them, I just wish I had remembered to keep my knee out of the corner :-/

  4. I love my girls SO much! Whatever would my life had been like if I'd only had boys? So glad God saw fit to stick you two sweet girls in between a bunch of rowdy boys :) JK - I dont know who's rowdier at times! <3