February Update Letter 2008

Hello Friends and Family!

It has been awhile since I’ve sent you an update on the happenings of my life. You will notice it is coming from a new email address and there is the possibility I am sending it to you twice or to different email addresses. Please help me out by letting me know if you would like your email removed from my update list and which email address to use if I’ve used two.

Well, let’s see… November was eventful: Mom, Dad, Garrett, Kalene and I all celebrated Thanksgiving here in Lynchburg… all 5 of us were together for 5 days straight… what a wonderful adventure. We went to see Appomattox Court House and learned about Lee’s surrender to Grant… that was amazing! We drove up to Charlottesville and poked around UVA’s campus. We went out to Bedford to see the Natural Bridge- and enjoy God’s amazing creation!

I closed my first whole case, as in I worked with the client from start to finish. That was a tough day, but a beautiful day, she was so excited to have worked with me. The session where we talked about how soon I would be going to help another child, my client looked up at me and said, “yeah, other kids need you more than I do.”

That’s all I can remember from November!

December: I closed my second case, this one was very very hard because it meant officially saying goodbye to the family (from November). I made it through! At this point I also opened up a new case so I was working with two children.

Garrett and I went to Grand Rapids for Christmas! I got to see many of you, it was a wonderfully refreshing time!

January 1 I got my winter cold, and it stuck around for almost two weeks, bleuch. Then I took two intensives which means I was in class from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m for two weeks solid. I’m still working on assignments from those two weeks. God used several instances in my classes to continue healing me from what I experienced down in Florida, so praise God! I learned a lot in those two weeks and I got to meet some amazing men and women.

One of my clients “fired” me. And I started working with a now second client again. So now I have two clients and I will be doing my first intake next week to see about starting up a third client.

I’ve been reading through Ephesians and 1 Chronicles. Interesting mix but it’s working well. I’ve been considering the prayer Paul prayed for Timothy and how that applies to myself and the people around me. I’ve also been “watching” Solomon build the temple and his house.

I’ve started attending a Sunday School class called G.A.P (Graduates and Professionals), great group of people that I’m already having fun getting to know.

I have one more class this spring that starts in March as a distance class, then I will be “technically” half way done with my degree!!!

I’ve been helping my friend Tracy coach the LCA (Liberty Christian Academy- High school) Track team and I have been having a blast!

That’s all of the highlights at the moment!

How’s life for you?

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