Monthly Archives: September 2009

30 years ago today.

Today is my 30th birthday. I never really thought of being thirty before until today. It doesn’t bother me at all, I still look like I am like 21-25, if I looked like I was 30, maybe I would be more upset. I received a text from my mom today –

“Happy Birthday. You were born at 10:59pm on a Saturday and you were 6 weeks early. I did not have any clothes for you yet so you were garage sale clothes for the first month of your life and Kmart and Montgomery Wards clothes after.”

My mom is pretty cool. While she will always be my mom, she has become more like a best friend. Rachel and I hang out with my parents a lot. I never thought I would do that, but then again – I don’t know if I ever thought I would turn 30 so quick!

Thanks mom and dad for having me! I have enjoyed the first 30 years of my life!


Been Quiet…

My blog is a seasonal blog – more of a portal anymore for people to come check up on myself or my family. I have a lot of thoughts – some I share out loud, some I keep to myself, and occasionally I will post them here.

God has really started breaking my heart for those that live in extreme poverty….in my own “backyard”. This weekend I was part of a team that created a project at my church called Servolution – a day of serving our community. God showed up. He helped others in the church understand what He sees when He sees our community. We are hearing countless stories of how God made a difference …

God has been doing so much in my life. He is proving Himself faithful to me. I know He is in control, but it doesn’t mean I am not scared. I fear a lot of things. Fear brings doubt. Doubt brings the anxiety. Then I pray that I will be disciplined to take every thought captive and sometimes it is like I just forget about it all.

There is not much to update on Rachel. She still has pain occasionally. She still has weird vision loss. She still struggles with why this has happened. Today we made our 3-month follow-up appointment with the doctor in St. Louis. We were told we would know the research by today, but we don’t. We will be headed back to St. Louis in November. Then and there, we may hear the news. Until then, we will follow-up with a doctor here, and just continue to wait.