Its crazy how time can go by so fast and yet so slow. There are great days when I feel like ive been here forever and then there are those days when i feel like ive barely gotten started. I keep reminding myself to think with the cup half full! its the only way that I can stay sane! haha
Last thursday my surgical tech program celebrated surgical technology week by hosting an open house for our families. Sadly i (of course) had no family to come partake in this event but none the less it was fun:) We set up little booths that contained "games" dealing with different duties of a tech. Some of which included dressing up in the OR attire, throwing instruments the sterile way onto a bulls eye, and fishing for skittles in a basketball with laparoscopic tools. Mixed in the games were buckets of candy (duhh!) and food! We had the coolest cake ordered to help us celebrate, designed to look like the operation game:) With the small group of students that we have, i wouldn't say that it was a packed event but it still was a pretty good show and people seemed to be enjoying themselves. We're all about raising awareness about what a surgical tech does and who they are in an OR room so any opportunity that we get to interact and share with the community or our families about it, we take it!
Saturday we woke up in descent time and got ready for a day on the lake! Nickey had wedding pictures to attend so she left us right before we headed out. Kendras parents are awesome people, so kind , talkative and welcoming! They were the boat drivers and the 4 of us girls (Kendra, Lanna, Chelsea, and I) piled in the front for an exciting ride:) And it was! besides being on a boat to go fishing or crabbing that was my first time just taking a boat out for a ride. It was a sunny day with pretty much no wind and about 55 to 60 degrees so we were all in sweatshirts with blankets in our laps:) The lake ended up not being just one lake but like 4 or 5 that were all attached so it was quite the adventure going full steam ahead on the open waters and then going through little tunnels that took us to the connecting lakes. All in all i had an absolute blast! :D
We got back in time to change our clothes and head off to church for Esther and Joes wedding singing. After the church singing there was a lunch call at Gary and Sandy Fehrs house. With no exaggeration there was at least 45 or so of us singles there. 45 single people aging from about 15- 30 (the majority of them were about 18-22) alll surrounding a piano singing hymns of praise to our Lord on a saturday night. It just really sank in that night as i was listening to everyone sing, just how special this body of believers really is. The normal 18-22 year olds of this world on a saturday night are out doing who knows what... and here we were fellowshipping and worshiping God. How cool is that!? Its just so awesome how Jesus has worked in all of our lives and how blessed we are to have a church family like this! I feel like ive said that a million times but it is so true!!
Saturday night a car full of girls joined us at Kendras house for the night. We had a total of 8 girls which made for lots of laughs and chatter:) Once we came home from the lunch call it was about 11:30 PM and our night had just started! With all of the energy built up inside us we set out down the road on a walk roughly around midnight. I really enjoyed it though, it was a full moon, a calm night and relatively warm. 2 miles later we got home and spent the remainder of our night around the kitchen table with a guitar and sang:) Chels did a phenomenal job with the guitar, i can only wish i knew how to play that well. maybe someday ill learn...
Sunday morning and 14 people in one kitchen sure made for a lively breakfast time!:D Kendras brother Drew had 2 brothers staying with him as well. My first time to Morris church and boy was it packed! Joe and Esther had a lot people there eager to witness their wedding vows, which made for a special weekend and a ton of new people to meet! Im seriously loving all of this because im getting the awesome opportunity to get to know so many sisters and so many other people! God has blessed us so richly.
In a whirl wind the day was over and Rebekah Jones and Kyla Knobloch rode back to Lester with me.
I cant even put in words just how much fun i had and what an amazing weekend i was blessed to experience with those of like mind and like faith.
Blessings to you all in the remainder of this week and continuing on through the weekend.
In Him, Tressa