Monday, September 22, 2008

Here we go again!

Wow! It has been a while since I have written. hmmm. I will have to get better about that.

So, I am home now, back in Texas anyways. My grandpa is still hanging in there, we talk to him everyday, and he is doing well! I dont know for sure when his next surgery will be, we just pray that the infection is gone and a speedy recovery follows!

Tonight, Kathleen and I are going to a Community Bible Study in Georgetown. We are going to try it out and see what happens. I think it is like a BSF (Bible Study Fellowship) for teens. We are pretty excited, we really just yearn for a indepth Bible study. Just to be able to get more into the Word and learn new things. We shall see what happends :)

I miss Wisconsin. How random is that?! I just keep reminding myself that there are seasons in life, and I have moved on to the next chapter. But, I still can't help but miss it at times... I was thinking the other day, Pro's and Con's. There are pro's and con's with both places. I won't sit here and name all of them off to you, right not at least. Just something that I have been thinking about.

So, My mom, sister and I have been babysitting for MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and we really enjoy it. This is our second year. It meets at our church and we just watch the little kids for 3 hours every other Friday. It's alot of fun. This year though, instead of helping my family in the baby nursery, I was elected to be a Teacher! WHOO HOO!!! I don't know for how long, if it is the whole year, or just a few weeks untill the real teacher comes back. So far, it is has been fun though, better than I expected. I love being around them... knowing that I might be able to teach them something about Jesus is a great reward :)

I think I want to travel. Not like for a job. But, just go sightseeing. I would love to see Italy, and Rome... Travel to see Isreal... Paris would be so much fun! Someday maybe. I just think it would be so much fun to see what goes on in other countries, how they live, what they eat, the differences. I think I would need to get a good job so I would have money to do that though. Don'tcha think?

As I was reading my Bible this week, I came across this verse:

"Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God."
-Romans 15:7.

And, for some reason, it just struck me. I guess I never really realized that by making the effort, just to reach out and talk to someone, accept them into your group of friends, is praising Jesus. I never thought about it that way. By simply getting to know someone better, it is worshiping our Heavenly Father. Jesus reached out to anyone and everyone and I think we as Christians don't do that nearly enough. We get so caught up in our own little lives, it's so hard to just take a few minutes out of our time to reach out and accept someone different, or shy, or even outgoing...

Just something to think on :)

Til next time...

God Bless.


Wednesday, August 27, 2008

How Quickly Things Can Change...

Hey there...I am going to attempt to keep this blog, just so everyone can try to sort of keep up with my crazy life.

As many people know, I am in Wisconsin. My Mom, Karen (aunt), sister and I drove up from Texas for my grandpa's knee surgery. From Texas to here, it is a good 20 hours in the car. (Insane, right?) I can't even begin to tell you how good it feels to be back. When we drove in, it was sooo good to just see the farms, corn, and GREEN! Not to mention, the SIXTY degree weather. After 50 one-hundred degree days, this feels quite refreshing. I am enjoying being able to cuddle up with a blaket and still wear shorts :)

Today, my grandpa had his knee surgery. Jamie (other aunt) came up last night, Karen, Gramma, Grandpa, Mom, Kathleen, and I all left at 7 this morning. I n our three little cars, we trudged up to the hospital. Grandpa was ready, He has been in so much pain and wanted to get it fixed right! To begin with, the surgery was moved back to a later time, which was fine with me, I was happy to get to sleep a bit longer. We get to the hosptial and were there for 3 and a half hours before the surgery acually began. Two hours had passed when the Doctor finally came out to let us know how it had gone. The first words out of his mouth were, ''I don't really have anything good to tell you...'' All our mouths dropped open.... Needless to say, not what we were expecting to hear from him. The doctor said he was not able to do the knee replacement (for everyone who didn't know, this was my grandpa's second surgery on the same knee) because when he opened the knee up, there was infection everywhere. So, Grampa will be on medicine for a few weeks and then they will check to see if the infection has dimishished. Next, will be another surgery, hopefully for the knee this time.

Please pray for my Grandpa, that he will have patience through these next few, tough weeks, knowing that it will help him get better. I am just thankful that we were able to be up here, and hopefully be a support for my gramma. I am also glad, that he went in today, otherwise they may have never found the infection. It is amazing how quickly things can change. We thought, it was just a normal knee replacement. Yet, God had a plan, and knew that by attempting to do this knee replacement, this would be found. Just a minor setback. It will all work out according to God's plan. I have come to realize lately, that as much as we try to control things, it just isn't our place. We have no idea what the future will hold, that is why we have to rely on someone far greater!

Alright, enough ramblin' for now!

God Bless