Share Your World: May 15, 2017

This will be a weekly post of the most random of random questions to answer- to share my world! Thanks to Cee’s blog for being the brainchild behind this!

How many languages do you you speak? Two. Like the vast majority of American kids, I took Spanish in high school, but I don’t remember enough to really speak it. I especially realized this when my husband and I traveled to Honduras in 2012 to meet our sponsor child through Compassion International, Heybi. When we met, I did ok to start but then got nervous and promptly forgot all the Spanish I knew. Thank goodness we had personal translators with us. I remember at one point, the translator had gone to the bathroom, and I tried, out of necessity, to say something to Heybi’s mother and I conjugated the verb wrong (not a big deal; I said “No necesitan” instead of “No necesitamos.”) I corrected myself and managed to mumble a “Lo siento,” but she just smiled, chuckled, and hugged me for trying.

And I speak fluent cat. Meow.

I guess I dabbled in ASL (American Sign Language) as a child; I used to be able to sign the Pledge of Allegiance. I remember the alphabet and the sign for “flag.” And I can sign the following (known as “Awesome God/Omega”) from my time in a Christian vocal group in college: “Our God is an awesome God; He reigns from heaven above; With wisdom, power, and love, our God is an awesome God. May the grace of our Lord be with you now and always, may you stay blameless ’til He comes. May the love of our Lord be with you now and always, may you stay blameless ’til He comes.” To see the song, view the following video from a “Beauty and the Geek” chapel event in February 2007. Bonus points if you can find me, lol.

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Is It Everything You Dreamed It Would Be?

This is, verbatim, a journal entry of mine from January 17th and 18th, 2016, back when I did a lot of writing prompts. It’s interesting to look back on now.


Another writing prompt I saw online was to list out 100 things that you want. At first I thought that sounded kind of selfish, but then I thought about it and realized that things you want don’t have to be material, and wanting things doesn’t indicate a lack of God’s blessings, but it can give you appreciation for what you already have and how you can better yourself, your life, and the world around you. I don’t know if I can come up with 100 things, but I’ll list as many as I can think of now. Continue reading “Is It Everything You Dreamed It Would Be?”

July-A Month in Review

I really can’t believe July is almost over. It’s been a month for the books, that much is true. So let’s review. Continue reading “July-A Month in Review”

For the Least of These

In 2004, at the age of 19, I felt called by the Lord to sponsor a child through Compassion International. I had no idea where to start, so I hopped on the website and started looking for a child to sponsor. It wasn’t long before I came across little Heybi, a 9-year old child from Honduras. I instantly knew she was the one for me. Continue reading “For the Least of These”

Great is Your Faithfulness

Just wanted to post a quick update about how I’m doing since we’ve been home for a week now.

My incisions are healing well. I’m still using Steri-Strips on them so they’ll heal nice and flat. The “stab wounds,” as they are called in the operative report (I’m actually not kidding) are almost closed, just a little weepy still. Umbilical incision is still a bit swollen, but also almost closed. That one is still the most painful whenever I bump it into something. It kind of looks like a little question mark. I’ll be interested to see how similar it looks to the last one when it’s all healed, because it looks like it was cut in the same way. Continue reading “Great is Your Faithfulness”