Last weekend I was in Lester. I had the awesome opportunity to cross an item off my bucket list, to pull taffy:) Not only was it an experience but it was delicious so think of it as like a 2 in 1 package:) That night then after yg I went to Whits and stayed there. It was such a joy to spend time with her and catch up since the last time was when Rebekah was announced and here we are only 5 days away from her wedding!
Last week was completely chucked full. I felt like I was living in fast forward motion, flying around trying to get things done. Since I only have class on Monday and Tuesday, and 2 of my classes are hybrid, meaning 51% face to face 49% online, I always have plenty to do when I get home. Gone are my evenings of curling up with a book or pinteresting till the wee hours of the morning. Arriving at clinicals at 6 AM requires an awake time of roughly 4:45, which means bed time earlier than most children in the U.S. But I cant complain because I am finally loving clinical! As long as im not doing anything orthopedic then I absolutely love what I do:) Give me any abdominal case and im in my little heaven, whether it be C-sections, hernias, gall bladders, whatever, im game.
This past weekend I started off my weekend at Brad and Gloria Mosers on Friday night for a singing and lunch call. Spent the night at Lannas and then headed off to Winthrop Minnesota around noon with the Lester yg. This I was also excited about because I had yet to go to Winthrop, so another church has been added to my growing list. Next weekend I get to add Tremont. :) God is so good and im thrilled with all that he has blessed me with, all of this opportunity that I wouldn't have gotten had I not taken a leap of faith and moved here for these 9 months.
I had the opportunity to stay at Lindsay Schmidts house on Saturday night in Winthrop. It is such a blessing that we have the opportunities to meet people one evening and be invited into their homes for the night and not have to worry about your safety, and to know that you will be treated with wonderful hospitality. It was an incredibly fun evening there with a wonderful group of ladies of all ages, but the great thing about yg is that age becomes a meaningless number. It doesn't matter how old you are, we all have Christ in common and because of that there is an incredible bond and friendship that instantly forms.
After a Christ centered and blessed weekend, it was time to hit the road again back to Lester and then on to Spencer, and so another week here began. A test and a quiz already completed, and 3 days of clinicals looking bright lay ahead of me. I continue to trust God and his plan for me. During the times that I question why I am here ( this happens quite often as im scraping ice off my windshield during -15 degree mornings) I have to remind myself of the way that God led me here. By opening doors of opportunity. I know he has a plan for me, and for my future and for that I give him all glory and praise!! Lord willing classes end in May and ill be headed back home for clinicals. Where? That's still a good question. I pray that God will once again open doors where they are ment to be opened. Its hard because with the low number of surgical technology programs in Oregon, we are running into the problem of hospitals not accepting students. Your prayers would be greatly appreciated during this time of waiting, anticipating and trusting:)
So to put some pictures with all of these words...