I realize it has been a while since I have posted. I intended to update when I got back from visiting with my dad in Seattle, but there have been some events over the last week that have left my mind in an overwhelming daze.
I did want to say thanks to all of you who prayed for my dad and his recovery from back surgery. He said that this time he did a lot better, was up and walking around within the first week, and that wasn't even something he did until about two weeks after his surgery last time he had it.
When I left Seattle he was getting around really well with his walker, going up and down stairs, eating, and had gotten most of his color back. I felt at ease knowing that I was leaving and he was doing so well.
While I was there we were also able to have a couple of really good, really open talks, and that made me even more greatful that I was able to go up there and spend some time with him.
I am still waiting for my test results to get into grad school. I am thinking that if I don't get them by this weekend, then I am going to just call. The bad part about that is I have to pay another $60 to get the score if I do it that way, as opposed to waiting until they come in the mail.
But, no one ever said grad school was cheap.......
Praise team has finally found it's associate director, Charles Green (yes, Hang Green's son). We had worship with him for the first time two weeks ago, and it went really well. I am excited and glad that he has started, and I am anxious to see what new things are in store for the praise teams.
For the rest of what has been going on, I am afraid that I am not going to post about that here. Some of you know the situation, and your prayers are greatly needed and appreciated. There has never been a greater struggle for me knowing that I might lose someone I love dearly and face these trials. I also feel emotional for their family, and even though I know that God is involved in every aspect of our lives, it still hurts inside, and anxiety is an evil pretense to feelings of hopelessness. But, I know that strength has and will keep coming from the Lord, even if the worst case scenario does happen. These are the things that build our character, that mold and shape us into the vessle that God desires to be, to glorify him.
And I will not deny my God or throw anger at him, for I know that he is with us during these times.
There are also events that are coming up that I am praying will help keep my mind off of what has been happeneing, like getting things ready for my friend Amy's bridal shower. Since I am in charge, I have been having a lot of fun preparing and ordering things and getting the materials to make the invitations.
Kelli and I are going to be driving up to Washington in May for the shower, which I am stoked about that she is going with me. I can't wait to show her Seattle!
Hopefully I will have my camera fixed by the time we go up there to take pictures of the all the fun.