Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Oh, Africa.

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While I was sick, I tried as much as I could to try not to look at different non-profit groups or read up on issues of the world too much because I get too upset when I can't do anything about it. As silly and cliche as that sounds, it was because when I do, I want to jump out of my skin and get to work!

I just am so passionate about it all and want to travel and get involved so badly that I would make myself upset because I was sick and unable to help.

Now that things are looking up, I have been going crazy researching and applying for scholarships and internships to go next summer. I'm so excited and really hope something works out!

I also saw these videos today and got so emotional. I would do just about anything to get myself back to Africa...both because I love the place and the people - but it was also the happiest I have ever been in my whole life.

So for now, I will keep dreaming in my international development classes and continue to be moved and  hope with all hopes that I can get back there next summer!

If you wanna see a cool group/website go HERE.

This is one of their videos I loved:

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

True Love

My sweet parents have always had an amazing relationship -- one I can only hope to have one day.

My dad is always doing sweet things for my mom and is super thoughtful (and the other way around as well), but since my mom has been working I have noticed him making special effort.

Today my mom told me the cute things he has been doing like surprising her with a clean house,
fixing her bike, back massages for her sore neck, making her breakfast in the morning, doing all the yard work, and most recently she mentioned....

leaving love notes in her car at work.

When she told me I got all teary-eyed.
How sweet is he??

I need to find me one of him -- and fast. 

Sunday, September 1, 2013

“I am realistic – I expect miracles.” - Wayne W. Dyer

Although surgery is never fun, and this has been on really long and difficult road - I am one happy girl.

I will never be able to write or express all the miracles that have forged from this experience.

Not many will ever see the ways roadblocks that were suddenly moved, the people who happened to be in the right places, the times my life was saved, the comfort that has been given, the angels - seen and unseen to minister to me, the lessons that were taught, the character that was expanded, the love that was shared, and ultimately - the experiences that teach me that someone is up there guiding all this plan that can seem like such a mess and then all of the sudden makes perfect sense.

Needless to say my heart is very full (and very swollen) quite literally and figuratively.

I think we have finally come to a point where if this whole thing is not completely over, I will at least have a little time to catch my breath again.

No need to get all technical about what happened in surgery - but just know originally I was misdiagnosed and told I would never be able to do what I loved - and now I am fixed and the future looks good.

I may have to have touch up surgeries in the future, but for now things are looking good.

I'm sore and have to be down for a few more days - and then, nothing but up from here! Thanks for all your prayers and is good and I feel blessed.

Here is to doing all the things I was told I couldn't! And to a future full of running marathons, traveling to foreign lands, having lots of babies, wake boarding, going to the beach, hiking to the highest mountains, and finding happiness in all the little things.

More later.