Sunday, January 10, 2010

give me your strength

Day 10 → A photo of you taken over ten years ago

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Yep, there I am. Little Meggie, posing for my soccer picture. I was totally the best player on the team....and by "best", I mean nicest. I never let anyone get hurt, and I would always let other people have the ball. I guess someone as timid as me wasn't made for soccer.

I'm feeling better. Thankfully, I'm not as sick as I was last time (in November) and I can actually stay awake most of the day. I'm just congested. It was a beautiful weekend, though, and looking outside at the sun boosted my morale. We also walked to church today, which is one of my favorite things to do. It was nice to get some fresh air....maybe not nice for my lungs, but I enjoyed it. I think we've found our Church, and that makes me happy. We were kind of hopping around from church to church for the first 5 months we were here, but we all love Holy Trinity. It's nice because it is linked to Nate's service site, it has a family feel, they do A LOT in the community, the priest is awesome (he has talked about us in his homily a few times), some of my students go there, AND it's within walking distance. That will be really nice in the spring :)

After Church and a delicious breakfast (french toast casserole, made my the lovely Katie), I went upstairs for some "megan" time. I checked Laurence's Nothing But Nets page, and when I did I read this comment

I was reading the comments on Laurence's Nothing But Nets story and read this " My four year old tells me he looks forward to meeting you one day in heaven. Because surely, "you are already an angel.".

Oh God, cue the tears. I'm already emotional today because I've been doing a lot of writing and looking at old pictures/videos. That comment put me over the edge. I see how special and amazing Laurence is, and when complete strangers recognize it too, something happens to my heart. God made Laurence so incredibly special, I cannot believe the things that he has done with his life. I know that his final days are approaching and soon he will no longer be with us, I have accepted that, but it still hurts so damn much. If all of us were just a little bit more like Laurence Carolin, the world would be a better place. I love him, I love his mission and his vision.

On a completly different note, I am very happy with the way I have been sticking to . It is such a useful tool and is completely changing the way I view food, which is really what I need. Now I just have to find a way to exercise.

Well, tomorrow starts another week. It's my turn for spirituality night tomorrow, and I have something cool planned. I'll blog about it after we do it :) Of course, GAGA on Wednesday!

Have a lovely week.

Listening to: Chariot- Gavin DeGraw

1 comment:

Jonathon said... Add Reply

You even look scared of the ball in that picture!