So. It’s been a few days. But I have some news for you …
1. This is Hawaii week! (Ok, that’s not news. I’ve already blabbed about it enough.) I’ve been checking the weather online daily, and although it’s supposed to rain a lot while we’re there, they keep adding more and more sunny days. WOOHOO! Still, I bought a new rain jacket (sort of a foreign concept in Colorado.)
2. I have a new job! It was rather sudden to me and I’m still transitioning mentally and emotionally. But it was too great an opportunity to pass up. I’m still working at Compassion, but now I’ll be working on the field communications team doing crisis communications. It wasn’t something I’d planned, but it seems God had other ideas. And I’m learning that when I listen to Him, things tend to work out.
3. A week from today I turn 30. That’s a big one. I know this will be a special birthday because I already received the best gift I’ve ever gotten. In my life. My friend Karen (with the help of my brother) coordinated getting all my friends, family and coworkers to write letters to me telling me what I mean to them. Then she put them in this really cool album with some photos. Seriously, guys, you have NO IDEA what this means to this “words of affirmation” girl. It’s like a grown-up yearbook, only 1,000,000 times better. I used to read the messages people wrote in my yearbook over and over again. You can bet I’ll be reading those letters over and over again! To everyone who contributed, I can’t really explain to you what it means to me. Thank you for already making this the best birthday ever. I love you!