To those of you who actually check to see if I've written, my deepest apologies for failing to provide anything for you! I've considered updating on several different occasions yet for one reason or another it just hasn't happened. I figured it was time though.
I have been working at my new job at the Pregnancy Care Clinic for 3 or 4 months now and I LOVE it!! I have definitely been stretched and challenged through this job but it's been so good for me and I feel like I've grown a lot. It's a lot of pressure to be "the boss" and be looked to for direction and answers. We get some very sad life stories about people facing difficulties I could never imagine going through. It's such an honor that Christ has put me in a position where I can help them, show them a Love like no other, and provide encouragement and hope in sometimes hopeless looking situations.
Other than working I've been staying involved in the Navigators Bible Study, the church worship team and choir, and our young adult small group. I've also been getting up at 5:30 to exercise at Curves each morning...go ahead, be impressed! haha! I really am enjoying it and I feel so much better throughout the day knowing I got up and accomplished something that morning that's so good for me! All of these things keep me pretty busy but life is still good.
In a month I get to travel back to IN to spend Thanksgiving with my family. I am really looking forward to seeing everyone and being "home".
The difficulty of friends moving away, being on deployments, or away at school has been one of my greatest struggles these past several months. I love Amy, I love my co-workers, and I love my church family but there's just something about having those people around you who are in the same age group and stage of life that you are. It's a special thing. I've definitely been missing it and praying that God would bring me contentment in the midst of it. I know in time He will bring new people into my life that can fill that special place as others have before.
Though it can be hard to wait, I know the outcome will be so sweet and perfect in His timing so, I will spend my days singing alleluia to Yahweh.