Friday, July 9, 2010

to live with arms stretched out

Forty days until I up and away to college. So much anticipation + excitement + fruitless curiosity.

About these classes:

Classical and Early British Literature
Freshman Seminar
Public Speaking
Foundations of Ministry
Introduction to Philosophy

And about K., the roommate-to-be, and all the other people that I shall meet.

And about all the adventures and happenings that will take place there.

Yet I am also trying quite purposefully to simply enjoy this summer. I've been doing a lot of reading (The Hobbit, currently, and an awful lot of Madeline L'Engle's non-fiction). And a lot of baking. And a lot of shopping with Mom. A few too many doctor appointments. And probably too much sleeping. And smoothies with dear girls. Watching cooking shows as I eat my lunch. A little bit of crafting and creating. Attempts at the ballet Don Quixote. An awful lot of cleaning and reorganizing.

And beginning tomorrow I am off for a week downtown with my church to work with kids in a not-so-good area of town. I'd covet your prayers . . . that I'd truly be able to love in a self-sacrificing way.

bright as yellow,


  1. I've been praying lots for you :) I can't wait to hear all about it, and the roomie and dorm arrangements (squeee, so happy you found out before you left!) and simply everything.

    And I'm so glad you're being intentional about enjoying your summer - the baking and sleeping and reading sound simply lovely. And of course, I know the smoothies *are*. And Don Quixote. Speaking of which, I can't make it to dance tonight, so I guess we'll both be a bit rusty next week :)

    Love you, my dear friend!