I arrived here safely and have had a great day.
Traveling here was challenging….I struggled with staying awake until I turned my focus toward music and worship. Once I did that, I experienced some very real moments of worship and preparation for the day. I’m grateful for that hour, it helped settle me for what was to come.
My meeting with my academic advisor was challenging in a good way. He listened patiently as I tried to condense the details that have led me to where I am today, sitting in Charlotte, NC at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary contemplating a tremendously large change for myself and my family. He helped me to clarify, in my own mind and in words, my goals and purposes for the future. He gave me direction for beginning the online courses that I will start with, as well as helped me to prepare a bit more for tomorrow.
So much more went into that meeting then what I have time or energy to write about here, but it was significant. Afterwords it took a bit to settle down and change gears in my mind. I then went to Samaritan’s Feet to see where my good friend, SaraBeth Fentress works. Wow. What an experience. This organization has a warehouse full of donated new shoes, constantly being shipped out to places all over the world, providing many adults and children with their first shoes ever. Overwhelming and humbling, to watch this operation in action. You can check out there website here: Samaritan’s Feet
The evening was spent eating at a biker bar named Mac’s, no joke, for some great bar-b-que. A very funny place to spend Valentine’s night, with my friends from the mission trip I took to Kenya in 2009. From there we went to Yoforia for frozen yogurt. Imagine my surprise to walk in and find TARO FROZEN YOGURT! For those who don’t know, taro is a root vegtable, absolutely amazing. I never would have imagined in as a flavor for frozen yogurt, but it works–completely ono (delicious).
I’m quite tired tonight and am hoping that will lend itself to sleep. I’m also worried about my girl, Keli. She is sick again. She is so over being ill; she is tired and frustrated. She will miss yet another day of school tomorrow, with a high fever and a sore throat.
My van continues to act up. I am hoping and praying that it will stay together until I can get through tomorrow and get myself back home.
I am excited and ready for tomorrow, yet am also quite apprehensive for several different reasons and on several different levels. I am tired tonight but am still keyed up. I am grateful for your prayers.