Saturday, June 30, 2007


There isn't much of one..unfortunately.

I started doing Physical therapy this past week. I did one session of regular and 2 sessions in the pool. I can't really tell if they are helping or not. I am in a lot of pain after each session, but I always feel a little better the next day. The levels of pain are very intermittent. I am usually in a lot of pain in the morning and at night. There is still pain during the day, but not as much.

On Monday I go to see the doctor again. They said if things weren't much better, than I would need an MRI. If we get to that point, major decisions will need to be made. Please be praying for direction and peace after the decisions have been made.

More updates after I see the doctor on Monday.

On a lighter note, Christy is visiting Monday and my dad, step mom and brother are coming on the 4th! This will be awesome since I have been spending all my time flat on my back on the couch watching movies...very excited! :)

Monday, June 25, 2007

Life as a couch potato...

This is where I have been since early Saturday morning....the couch. Boooooo! After 4 super fun hours of chinese food and mah jong with my roomie, Allen and Allen's grandma....I ended up in the Emergency room. I was in A LOT of pain and nothing was helping. We got into a room around 4 am...and they said they couldnt do anything, and they wouldn't give me anything for the pain. That just added to my frustration, so after some upset crying, we headed off to bed around 5 am. I was wide awake and didnt sleep until 6:45am and then woke up at 9.

That day I laid on the couch and barely moved. I was super bummed because I missed Carrie's wedding and Watermania(the big lake trip with church). I read a few books and watched WAY too much tv. Wow...I think Ive seen every commercial about 100 times.:) Laying still is hard enough, but it's even harder when you know all of your friends are having tons of fun without you.

My roommate has been amazing. She has been taking care of my and sat through the wonderful 4 hours in the ER. I think shes starting to get sick of me being around all the time, mostly because she is used to me being gone all the time! We got to watch Casablanca last night, so that was fun.

Today was the first day I got off the couch to get out of the house. Rachel drove me to the doctor and to get some lunch. The doctor gave me some different medication and said I would need a MRI if the physical therapy didn't work this week. I have 3 PT appointments, so I'll keep you all updated.

Thank you for all your prayers. Keep them coming. :)

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

The Week in Pictures...

High School Graduation and SLO town!!!

20 Days...

until Kenya!!! Ahhhh. It really is unreal. I can't believe it is coming up so quickly! I have been shopping around this week to start getting all of the necessities. I am really looking forward to finally being in Kenya. I am excited to be thrown out of my comfort zone, but I feel so unprepared! We have to have all of our dramas and puppet shows ready by the end of next week!

Some Praises:
*I raised ALL of my support and much, much more. Thank you to everyone who supported me financially and in prayer.
*We will now be in 23 schools instead of 7.
*The seminar teams will have 7 seminars instead of 2.
*All of the teams are working really hard to be ready in time.
*We have had some awesome time of getting to know each other!

Some things you can be praying for:
*Unity as a team. We have yet to have a meeting with the whole team there. :(
*Time management as each mini-team gets ready for their parts
*The seminar teams, especially the 3 guys on the team who will be teaching on Nehemiah
*The school team: pray for effectiveness of the HIV/AIDS prevention messages and dramas
*Traveling mercies
*Boldness and flexibility with door to door and outdoor evangelism
*My back and neck pain...I have started to see a physical therapist, but she is doubtful that it will be much better before I go. :(
*All the last minute details!!
*Kenton and Alyssa as they lead us to Africa!

I really appreciate all of you who have been covering us in prayer. Keep it coming!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Summer Vacation...

is here at last! We got out of school on June 7th. It was a day of mixed feelings. I was so happy to be done, but so sad to see them go! Miguel, especially. I cried when it came to him. That was a lot of work and a lot of emotion put into one child. I can only hope that it made a huge impact on him. I look forward to watching him grow even more. He left me a message yesterday, so cute.

Not much going on since then. Went to see the Giants-A's game with some people from church. That was a ton of fun. Yesterday, Allen drove me to the airport, so that I could get on a plane to go home! When I got home, I slept for 3 hours, watched the padre game, and then slept til 11 this morning. Clearly, I needed the rest. I am here until Tuesday night. Today is Jarred and Ashley's grad party...I am told around 85-90 people will be attending. At least I have Rachel and Missy! :)

I have been looking forward to this time away. It is much needed, if I plan to get myself back together sometime soon. I have already had a lot of time to myself to think and spend time with the Lord. On Wednesday, I head out to SLO to get some much needed lovin from the slo family. I miss my Nugents, can't wait to see them.

Other than that, this summer looks to be a time of relaxtion, time at the beach, time getting ready for Kenya and actually going to Kenya. We shall see! Hope everyone is doing well.