Wow, just typing the title of this blog brings up a fountain of emotions. I'm SO EXCITED to arrive in Atlanta and see my sweetie and the family/friends I have been missing. And at the same time, I feel that somebody may have to drag me on the plane as I do not want to say goodbye. This is a short blog and I plan to write plenty about the 40th anniversary and about my last few days here. But I havn't updated in a while and just wanted you to know that I'm doing OK, but would appreciate any prayers you can offer up at this time on my behalf. Be looking for a re-cap video soon of my unbelievable year here! And THANK YOU for all of your support!
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Monday, June 08, 2009
I start this week off with various thoughts floating around in that increasingly cramped mind of mine. This week we prepare to receive 400-500 people for a conference and 150 people for a retreat which will immediately follow the conference. Needless to say, our team of 5 is quite busy.
But, amongst all this hustle, the underlying thought that runs through my brain is that this is my last full week here in Colombia. :( So, aside from the things I'm in charge of with work, I am packing, saying goodbyes, and dealing with the emotions that come with knowing I'm going to see my fiance, family, and friends, but also that I am saying goodbye to many people I love here.
This past weekend there was a little get-together at my boss, Grace's, house because we know there won't be time for a goodbye party this weekend! Check out the picks and, if you think of it, keep me in your prayers this week. I leave in 9 days!
Monday, June 01, 2009
I sit at work, on my lunch break, thinking of the hundreds of things I have to do in the next little bit. My list begins with all the things that must be done before I leave Colombia (in 2 1/2 weeks) as well as all the things I have to do so that I CAN leave Colombia:
1. clean out desk
2. pack up room
3. put together donation pile of things I'm leaving behind
4. finish planning for the 40th anniversary next week
But it doesn't end there. no no. That's actually the short list! The longer lists come with wedding prep and job hunting. I won't even give an example of that cause I wouldn't know where to start.
I am a list girl. I like them. I like writing them and checking off each item as it gets accomplished. But THIS! Woah. I'm hoping to be one of those easy-going brides as the date continues to sneak up on us. But....there is just SO MUCH TO DO! Well, here goes. I'm sure that the blogs from here on out will be entertaining to say the least. Enjoy!