Tuesday, January 26, 2010

But really, time flies.

It's true. Time flies. I am not sure where it went. Here is when I begin to sound like a mom but these are my babies:


I started working with this group of girls (give or take a few) in June of 2004. They were in 7th grade. They are now in 12th grade; deciding on college locations and embarking on a whole new journey. They really mean so much to me. I've learned so much about investing in others, patience, growth, struggles, grace and love. They have challenged me in ways I never expected. Sorry for the ramble, I am just feeling sentimental of this significant time of my life with them.

Tomorrow we are having a progressive dinner. We did this their freshman year as well. I have such vivid memories of that night and so many in between.

I am blessed to be able to hold a significant place in their lives in such a valuable time in their lives. Blessed to be a blessing, or so I hope.

"Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ." Ephesians 4:15

(Ps. This picture was taking at our Winter Olympics Competition recently. We are holding the image we had to copy with accuracy from a picture. We won that night. Go seniors).

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The 2nd

[Edit - I wrote this early last week and forgot to post it. Oh well, enjoy anyway].

On January 2nd I gained these two lovely ladies (my new roomies) as I joined them at an adorable house in Fullerton.


It's been pretty lovely adjusting here.

The rain this week is AMAZING. I mean seriously-- water spouts, tornado warnings, floods-- in Orange County? Yes please. Something exciting and different has been glorious. Usually when the weather report says rain I know they just mean drizzle Californias freak out about but this has been legit, really intense rain! I would invite it to continue for a few more weeks!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Overdue and all things new.

This was meant to be posted on New Years Ever but I have had no time until now. So, better late than never.

A look back on many great things of two thousand and nine (and so many moments that aren't posted).













2009 was an exciting year. So many amazing new people have entered my life. Experiences that have challenged me, taught me, inspired me. Moments that got my attention and taught me lessons. Relationships that have grown. Life. Disappointments that bring lessons of grace, truth and love. Discovering more of who I am. Simple pleasures. Adventures. Beauty.

Thank you to ALL of you (there are so many) who have played a role in 2009. For support, examples, fun, newness, patience, presence and much more. So much of 2009 and all the people within and have challenged me as I go into 2010. Let's see what is in store.