Thursday, April 23, 2009

Midwest Hospitallity

It's almost been a month since the big move. Time seems to be passing quickly as I'm adjusting, learning, and getting to know new position. I feel more than ever that this was the right move at the right time. I can tell without a shadow of a doubt God's hand has been on this situation from day one.

I was a little nervous about coming out, but I've really started to like where I'm at. I even changed my license plates ... I feel like a true Iowatonian now!! A few things I've learned since being in the Midwest are:

  • I get GREAT gas milage out here!!! I have a 25 minute commute to work everyday--I can stick my cruise control on 60mph almost the whole way.
  • I can buy a dozen eggs for $1 (can't beet that unless I'd raise my own chickens!)
  • When it gets really hot out... pigs can explode (disgusting I know)
  • There's nothing like corn in Iowa. It grows so fast you can hear it.

All in all I can say I'm learning the true meaning of Midwest Hospitallity. I have felt nothing but kindness since being here.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Dear Friend

Know how much I love you. I see the woman you are and it is BEAUTIFUL. You are a diamond in the rough. A rose among thorns. You stand out in crimson amidst the black hurt, pain and sorrow. You held on so tight and have let go so gracefully. I will be here for you as you heal. Do not think you are in this alone. That is a lie from the pit of hell. I will be here and I know others will be too. I will hold your heart, share you tears, and watch a peace that passes all understanding sooth your soul. You will be whole again. You are STRONG when you are weak. You are beautiful when you cry. This story is not over yet! I LOVE you dear friend.