Saturday, July 23, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
There is no wifi, electricity is inconsistent and a/c is a rare blessing. Feel better?
I feel very blessed to be presented with the opportunity to do medical missions. That is where my passion lies and really the reason that I am a nurse. But, sometimes when I plan 2 trips out of the country within 2 weeks... I miss my man.
He supports me and understands my heart. That is why I am here. But, it'd be better if he were here.
The only thing that I can find on tv that is in English/acceptable is this. Live from the Artist Den: David Gray. I'm more than ok with that.
Ive been reading this great book that mom bought for me.
Fun read. I enjoy reading about people that are self-sufficient and make it through hard times and utilize their resources. The Amish, Pioneers, etc. I don't know what kind of person that makes me, but I love learning about how to provide for yourself and how others have lived through pretty rough circumstances. So, this book is perfect for me! Thanks mammy!
Check out this video on YouTube:
Thursday, July 21, 2011
I'm an the ICU working. Third day, 7am-7pm.
This picture shouldn't even be saying "hi" to me, but nevertheless, it speaks.
Btdubs, what kind of word is nevertheless? What does it really mean? Kind of like same difference.
Anywhoo, this photo is pretty and I wanna do that. Whatever it is that she's doing. And wear her skirt.
Although, scrubs are a pretty sweet gig when it comes to work-wear. Twirly skirts might be more fun. Only if I could be barefoot.
That's all. (no clue the source on this pic)
Happy weekend eve wodies,
I'm off to Dominican Reoublic at 6am!
Friday, July 15, 2011
Great people, but really fun too! Great combo.
2. Progress on the new old house. And a perfect place to display our dishes(they're so pretty and it'd be a shame to hide them in a cabinet)
3. My awesome man who packed the medicine trunks for us to take. He also painted every room in the new house, completely packed up and moved us out of our old house in LR while I was gone... Hello! Three aren't many men cut from the same cloth.
4. Heading to work the Texas trophy Hunters Extravaganza for Buck Commander. Apparently there's a rattlesnake pit... We'll see how that goes. Sounds like a terrible idea.
5. Still trying to decide my feelings about this guy. He was spotted in Accra, Ghana. I think I like him or at least whoever thought him up.
Happy Friday folks,
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
(p.s. thank you for celebrating your anniversary by working on our new house til the late hours)
Oh yeah (p.p.s. we're moving into our own house!!!!)
Monday, July 11, 2011
Sunday, July 10, 2011
We've been in an airport or airplane for 24 hours and I'm just leaving New York...
But, my heart is still here.
I will miss these children and our awesome group terribly.
My heart is so full. Full of love, thankfulness and some hurt. Hurt for the kids. I am now realizing that I might possibly need those kids more than they could ever need me.
We had a week more amazing than words could say and I can hardly tell about it with dry eyes. Our team worked in perfect unison. Great people with incredible joy!
Wish we were just leaving for Ghana.
I'll tell more later this week. Now, my goal is West Monroe. Everyone close your eyes and cross your fingers...please!
With an overflowing cup,
Saturday, July 2, 2011
We are off to Ghana!
Keep up with us this week by checking out http://touchalife.tumblr.com/.
Pray for our team as we work with these kiddos at the Village of Hope!
Signing off for the week,
Friday, July 1, 2011
I have yet to find another environment like Camp.
One week. 100ish kids. 9 cabins. Bible studies. Survivor day. Relay games. Pool time. Canoe races. Swings. Dodgeball. Card games. Singing. Skit night. Loud meal times. Campfire.
After 1 week, lifelong friendships are formed. I have so many awesome memories from my weeks at Ch-Yo-Ca. It's such a fun-packed week that you get to know people fast and learn all about them. It's an intense friendship-forming week and full of actives that challenge you physically, emotionally and spiritually.
So, after my first week of being the camp nurse and bible teaching... I must admit... It's still awesome.
I dot want it to end, but I must get out of the heat and the dirt and the sweat and the bugs. Also, I must pack for Ghana.
Afterall, I leave tomorrow!
Hooray and yikes at the same time!
Happy weeksend folks,