Saturday, May 1, 2010

I was trying...

I was trying to go a month without blogging here, but so much has happened in the last couple of weeks that I thought that since the new calendar month started today I could indulge and write.

I have been reading A LOT in April...Anne Lamott, Sylvia Plath, Biblical commentaries en mass and more. It has been a good month for reflection.

Today, May 1, a year ago my friend Molly was born. She is a precious little girl and I love the fact that her family is a part of my life. Yesterday, a young man died that I have spent two years praying for. His death is a sadness and a blessing and, though I did not know him well, I feel the emptiness of having not gotten what I wanted from God. It is a familiar emptiness and I am trying to understand that God always answers; just not always in accordance with my heart's desire.

My students at RIFA are doing well and I am enjoying teaching. I am growing close to several of them and I hope they can make it through the program and stay clean on the other side.

I will be leaving for New York City two weeks from tomorrow for a week-long vacation with Mom and Sarah. Sarah is graduating summa cum laude with a degree in Cell and Molecular Biology in just a few days. She is amazingly kind when she speaks to me and I don't think I could have asked for a better family.

In the midst of trouble, remember that you are remembered,