I was on a walk with the dogs tonight and was remembering one of the things I loved about my high school. I went to a Catholic high school and many of my teachers started their class off with a prayer. Most often the prayers would start with a call for intentions -- either concerns or joys -- that my fellow classmates had in their hearts. I'm not really sure why I was thinking of that today. But I do have some intentions on my mind that I'd like to share...
For my next-door neighbors and their family. Jim found out that he has stage 4 cancer late last week while he was at the hospital for a few days getting treated for a large blood clot in his leg. It's quite a shock that he only has a few months at the most to live. His children and step-children are grown, and he has several grandchildren. He is younger than my parents. Even though he's facing the fact that he doesn't have much time left, his greatest concern is who is going to take care of his wife.
For the family who's 2-year old son died and who's 4-year old daughter is still in critical condition from the tornado in Hugo, Minn., last Saturday. The father was also injured. I don't know this family personally, but my best friend's parents work with the dad. My sister works with the aunt of the kids.
For my friend, Tonya, who had to do a routine round of tests in the last week to make sure she's still cancer free. She meets with her doctor and gets the results tomorrow. And she's a little nervous.
And, lastly, for me! This one is actually a joy -- hopefully. I'm getting close to some new job opportunities. Yes, that's plural! The job search is going pretty well, but since my blog is public I don't want to elaborate too much. But please pray that these opportunities work out and that I'll make the best choice for my career and family. I feel like I'm coming upon a crossroad and I'm not sure which way to go. But I'm praying that I'll be led in the right direction. I don't even have any choices to make yet....so I'm trying not to worry about stuff that hasn't happened yet. And I have better things to do -- like running 4 miles and updating my blog! ;) I'll be sure to keep you updated as things progress.
A year ago this week, I got to meet Baby Edwin for the first time! It's been a year now, so he's due for a trip to his favorite Uncle's house (my house). Here's a photo of me and the little guy! Look how little he was! And I haven't worn this shirt since...maybe someday when I need maternity clothes. lol.