Thursday, June 24, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Well today was pretty awesome! I am amazed at how much there is to learn and how much can be taught in a day. Caveat - with engaging professors who are the best in their field.
This year's class is an extremely diverse group. Which, of course, makes it all the more AWESOME!
Part of me wants to say "wish I had attended years ago". But, (and I feel comfortable saying this on the campus of a Catholic University) all in God's time. I am in the right place to absorb and put into practice what I am learning.
I do find it a bit funny hearing some of my classmates say they took hotel rooms because they felt the dorms would be too Spartan. Last summer I lived without potable water. And, certainly no hot water heaters (save the outdoor fire!) for a hundred mile radius. Perspective certainly comes with experience!
That said, thank God the bookstore doesn't sell University print khangas..........
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
I get such a charge out of days like this. Meetings, talks, volunteering, new people, awesome projects....
Today was all about Sudan. I volunteered with and was able to attend the AFRECS Conference yesterday and today. Though the conference goes on tomorrow, I have homework - both literally and figuratively - that must get done! Work, home and now school - are my next few months of reality. Add to that my friends with whom I love to stay connected ----- so few hour in the day!!!!!!
Back to AFRECS ---- I am honored and humbled by what I saw, heard and experienced.
Part of my heart always goes to the young VMI cadet, aged 14, who died in the Battle of New Market, when I think of the young men who joined the army in Sudan. He is my connection to the experience. Thanks to the DH, I looked at picture of him, hanging in our office, for more than a decade.
In all, as I continue to try and process what I experienced this weekend, I fear for January 9, 2011. I am blessed to have met those who are so involved. I am humbled at how little I have done. And, I am honored to have the opportunities I have been given.
Good Bless the USA and South Sudan.