Thursday, February 23, 2006

what dat girl's name?

earlier this week i watched my two nieces- iris, 6 (will be 7 in a few weeks... seems unreal...) and lila, 3.

the night before, my sister had told them that i would be coming over.

getting ready for bed, lila apparently decided she needed more details... yet her mind went blank.

lila: "uh... what dat girl's name dat goes wit uncle jon?"

andrea (wondering why in the world lila couldn't remember my name): "uumm..... aunt sara?"

lila: "yeah. her. when she coming over?"

great. i have been a part of lila's life for 3 1/2 years, she has met jon 3 times, and HE is the one she remembers. i see how I rank...

Monday, February 20, 2006

a story of two girls

once upon a time there were two girls. these girls had no particular reason to be extraordinary friends. they had only three things in common... they shared the same name, the same homeroom, and the same commitment to Christ.

the girls were 13 years old. they had become casual friends in homeroom, then one day, they decided to take their friendship to the next level- one girl came to the other's house for the night. they talked about everything lovely... from boys (more specifically, the loves of their lives- since at 13 they of course knew who they would marry) to the blueberry cheesecake they feasted upon, to boys, and everything else that matters in the life of a 13-year-old girl... well... mostly boys.

several months later, they decided to celebrate turning 14 together. the girls' birthdays were a mere 6 days apart, so they had all their friends over for a memorable evening.

the girls' friendship grew and developed over the next few years. they shared in all of high school's ups and downs... learning to drive, dances, football and basketball games, trips to taco bell, summers, classes with perpetually ridiculous teachers, and finally, graduation. when people would ask the girls what their future plans were, they were astonished to realize the girls would be moving apart.

but still... graduation didn't mark the end of their friendship. they each moved away, and they each moved back home.

after a couple years, one girl got married. her friend could not have been happier for her.

then... less than a year later, the other girl decided she would get married too.

so tonight the girls sat, after 10 years of life. they still talked about boys... except this time, the men of interest were those that had also promised their lives to them, and the subject matter was much different. they spoke of that night, 10 years prior... and how they just knew that they would sit in another 10 years... probably with kids, and absolutely with entirely different lives...

the girls will soon be moving apart, and it makes them sad. but they know that, no matter how long they go between visits, they will always be friends.

thanks for 10 years, sara... here's to another...

long time to get back here

so... it's been a while. i suppose not much has been going on...

friday we had no power at church because of an ice storm, so i got the day off work! i felt like i was a kid again, with a snow day and all. the fun soon ended... i went in on saturday for 5 hours to finish the bulletin. *sigh*... oh well...

i sent in my application to moody's distance learning program last week. i am only 9 credits away from an associate's degree... unfortunately, since the only online associates they offer is in biblical studies (my on-campus major was evangelism & discipleship) i may have to complete MANY more than that. we shall see. at least then, if i decided to transfer and finish, it would be easier to transfer the degree than individual courses.

that's all the update for now... i am being beckoned to make pancakes with katelyn for breakfast... have a great day!

Friday, February 10, 2006

a couple pics from leave

On This Day...

so, i went to post last night, and blogger was down for maintenance. shoot.

yesterday (thanks to blogger) was jonathan's birthday. There is so much I could say about him, all the reasons I love him and am glad he's my husband, all the things about his character that I respect and admire.
But not today. Today, I will simply say this:

Jonathan, I'm glad I married you. I only look forward to spending more time with you and experiencing our love grow so much deeper. Thank you for all you are as a person, for all you are to me. I love you, I love you, I love you...

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

checking in...

jonathan has now been home for about a week and a half. we have had our share of adjustments, but all in all, things have been good. one of the highlights was that he preached at my church on sunday- it was the first time i have heard him preach, and i much enjoyed it.

we have gotten addicted to a particular television show. actually, i had started watching it (the dvds of it) with josh and amy, and jon has the entire last season. about 11:30 last night, we decided to have a marathon to finish the series- which took until 5:30am. i'm really getting too old for this... we slept until 11:30 and i've been thrown off all day.

that's all the news for now. this entry is rather disjointed and not-well-thought-through, but what can i say. be glad you get what you get. yes. be glad.

more later...