Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Colorado Moments...

Carrie and I have been in Colorado for 6 days.  I have remembered why I love Colorado!  It will be a challenge to find time to rest while meeting with supporters/potential supporters, reconnecting with dear family, and reconnecting with faithful friends.  Here are some of our reasons we love Colorado.  These ideas have resurfaced after our year absence.

  • Enjoying the abundant sunshine!  Colorado really does have more than 300 days of sunshine a year and we LOVE it!
  • Spending time with friends and family whom we have missed dearly.
  • The sunsets on the plains as well as in the mountains.
  • (in the states) Everyone speaks a language I can understand but sometimes I forget that I can respond in the same language!
  • The low, or non-existent humidity
  • Hugs of those we love and have missed!
These are just a few but know that we would love to get together with you while we are back in Colorado to create more memories.  We leave Colorado on July 31.  Hope to hear from you!  :)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

June 16 update

As of June 16, 2010 we've been...
Buying: Supporter gifts
Considering: the fact that we fly to America for a month and a half in 6 days!!!
Cooking: Buckeye Balls
Eating: hummus and bell peppers
Googleing : weather in Vienna
Learning: that my new umbrella works quite well!
Listening:  to a World Cup soccer game between Spain and Switzerland (but it is in German so this is hard)
Loving: the cute present I purchased for dear little Elsie
Planning: what to pack and where I am  going to stay in CO
Reading: Seeing Yourself Through God's Eyes
Watching: Some World Cup games
Wearing: a rain jacket as it is quite rainy today
Wishing: I was in the States right now
Thankful: that name cards and table number cards are finished
Writing:  e-mails
Hoping: that the rain stops soon

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Last day of school..

Tomorrow, June 9, is the last day of school for the 2009-2010 school year at VCS.  For seven years now this day is always bittersweet for me.  It seems to be even harder here at VCS as I know many people who have impacted my life, students included, will leave soon and I may not see them again.  I always wonder if I have impacted their lives as much as they've impacted mine.  Have I done everything I can to comfort them and show them the love of Jesus?  These are things that are going around and around in my mind.  This years class was a lot of fun.  They most certainly kept me laughing and we flew through the curriculum.  They are sooo smart!  I will miss them.  I also know how tired I am so I am somewhat glad to be done but the nagging in my heart about missing those that are leaving seems to, at many times, overtake the weariness.  For those of you that read this blog, which I am not sure there are many, please pray for the five students leaving from my class as well as the dear colleagues heading back to the States.  They will be missed.  Please pray that they know how much of an impact they have made and the lives they have changed because they stepped out to follow the Lord.  Also, pray for their transitions (both students and staff) as it will be difficult to go back to a land that has changed so much since they were last there.  Thank you and blessings.