Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Remembering people....

Over the last few days, I have had some girls on my mind...girls I haven't seen in over 10years...but they are still close to my heart. They wouldn't be 'girls' any more! Every so often God places them on my heart. 

Around 1998 or 1999 we were on a camp together at Lake Yellingbo. I was their cabin leader. Their names were Samantha, Melissa, Loren and I think Jade. You girls were amazing. I think we learned a lot together. You definitely made me work for my 'money'! (There was no money of course! We were all volunteers).

One of you locked yourself in a room...I remember that...as much grief as you gave me, I don't think I said it then, but I could understand why you did it. It wasn't the appropriate thing to do, but I could understand. 

I remember you all requesting me to pray with you at bedtime. I never prayed aloud but you girls made me break that fear. We had good moments in that cabin.

The funniest part of camp...when we had to perform at the Talent Show. Do you remember the Cinderella skit you did that just went completely off track!? That was hilarious and painful at the same time. I'll never forget that! I know you girls had heaps of fun doing it! 

You girls will always have a place in my heart....I would really love to see how your lives have turned out. 
If any of you happen to stumble across my blog, please say hi! ;) 

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy New Year 2011!!

My theme for January: Don't be afraid to walk through the door open before you! 

2011 is a new year. An unopened book that has now been opened. It's time to start the journey and put the words on the paper! God knows what the pages hold, but we need to walk through them and experience them.

This will be another great year of blessings and joy- if that's what you expect!:)
As my minister quoted on Sunday, God "knows the plans he has for you. Plans to prosper you and not harm you. Plans to give you a hope and a future". (Jeremiah 29:11)
Already I know of people who have lost loved ones this year...and my family is approaching our 6th anniversary of nanna's death. It still feels like yesterday.... I don't understand why God would allow people to begin the year with such sorrow...but then again, maybe those who died weren't able to hold on any longer...that makes it more understandable. Still, it's sad. My nanna died tragically, and unexpectedly. Her time came and nobody could do anything to change that. I'm sure all the family at one time or more has wished they could've been with her to stop her accident...but we weren't there and we can't go back. I loved my nanna so much. She was a big part of my life. 

I can't believe it has been 6 years... but the 80years prior to that were more important! I knew her for only 26 of those 80 years, but we both had an impact on each others' lives. I was her first grandchild. She lost her husband 2 years prior to my birth, and she said I gave her a new lease on life. When she met me...she said my baby eyes said to her that everything would be alright. She never stopped telling me that story....and now she's not here to tell me, my parents continue to tell me. That simple story brings joy and special memories.

I didn't expect this post to go this way! Enjoying the memories:)

Hope you are all enjoying the beginning of your new year!