Monday, January 14, 2008

So far in 2008

I have been on the computer more in the last three weeks than I had in the last three months put together. It's been fun though. I have again made a couple more connections with old friends and acquaintances. It certainly is a small world when you find out that someone that you knew 28 years ago(Hi Esta) has a connection to your oldest son (Micah). Well, not my son actually, but to pastor Gary. Many many moons ago. And to another person I know (Danny). Pretty cool if you ask me. Thanks too to Hugh "Huggy-Bear" my old Dean of Students for his kind words, and encouragement. It was great talking to you after sooooo long. I got a booklet that Hugh wrote on "Growing Through the Losses of Life". It is certainly right up my alley as Jeff and I lead the grief support group at church, and that is what I am taking classes for. I am going to get my certification in counseling. I already have my Associates degree in Counseling, but will now actually do something with it.

I am officially a student again! Woo-Hoo. Yep, I will begin courses next week via the Internet (I am not brave enough to go on campus).
I am really excited, my biggest concern is that I'll not have enough brain cells to do the studying, and actually learn. So. let me know if I look any more educated next time you see me... ha! Probably a little frazzled if anything.

I have noticed that my blogging has become less frequent. That's not good. This was one of my exercises in writing. Oops, see what I mean about not finishing things. Alas, I am here and will attempt more practice.

I had to spend the ENTIRE day at the hospital yesterday with my dad. He has been in the hospital so many times in the last 12 months that I have lost count. He has to go back next Wednesday for another bi-pass on his lower right leg. This will be the third bi-pass on that leg. Plus he has had two angio-plasties in between, as well as a few other visits that have taken place via the ambulance for other issues. This is really wearing us down. My sister will take him next week. He is NOT helping himself here either. He has bladder cancer (yesterday's visit) and this leg problem and it's increased in seriousness by the fact that he is a smoker, yes he's worse than a chimney. Smells worse too. I can't believe I used to smell that bad when I smoked so many years ago. Yuck. These smelly little white cancer sticks have caused much havoc on his body, and all of our lives. I wish they never would have been created. (I'll climb down from my soap box now)

My nephew (Sean) left for Cuba this morning for a week, then he comes back for a few days and then he and his dad (my brother-in-law Tom) will go back for an additional week. Please lift them up in prayer. It's for meetings, and also to do some building.

I have a lot of things I need to pray about, so I think I'd better get to it! I hope to be back in blogging world a little more often now, so see ya soon!


Tina said...

Hi, thanks for leaving your comment on my blog and answering the question. You've got alot going on. I'll be praying for you and I'm am so proud of your going back to school. How awesome.

Becki said...

I appreciate your encouragement. Pray for buckets full of brain cells for me!

Jane said...

That's great that you're going back to school. I actually graduated with my Associates Degree in 2006. It was hard to go back to school and gruelling at times, but I'm really glad I did. And it is quite amazing how our brain cells seem to work when we are forced to study. And if you are like most adults who go back to school later in life, you will strive for good grades. You'll do great!

Jane said...

Just out of curiosity, we knew an Esta L (I won't put her last name out here) that attended our old church (Christian Fellowship-same church as Gary). Esta is not that common a name so I was wondering if it is the same person. Our kids were in the nursery together so we used to talk quite a bit then.

Becki said...

Yep, I do believe it is the same person. Amazingly small world isn't it!