Monday, September 18, 2006

Leaving On A Jetplane!

I have a ticket to fly home for Thanksgiving! I could not be more excited to have the opportunity to spend this time with my family and friends. It is so difficult to come to the realization so many of my holidays from this time on will be spent away from family (as holidays tend to be work days for Pastors). This, of course, will be determined by where my first call is of course. I may be blessed with being assigned to the northwest synod, where the majority of my family lives. We'll see in two years what happens!

This week has been really good. I had a full day off work on Saturday, and spent it in my pajamas watching movies, hanging out on the internet, and on the phone hearing about how Asher's extubation went (www.caringbridge.org/visit/asherandjacob).

Sunday we had a 5 1/2 hour confirmation course on the sacraments. It is neat, as in this church instead of doing weekly courses, they turn them into 3 block courses throughout the year. This makes it much easier on the families and I really think the kids learn more. It was fun getting to know the jr. high kids. It seems many of the stereotypes i've made about teenagers just aren't true. So many of them have great hearts regarding their faith and one another. What a blessing to see.

Sunday I also got to assist with my first baptism. This has to be one of my coolest experiences yet! I cannot wait for the day I get to preside over my first one. I have to say, this is one of the first times I didn't cry at a baptism. Typically I am a bowl of mush, but as I had a role in this one, I was distracted enough to where I didn't fall apart!

4 comments:

Jasmine LeAnne said...

Laura,

Can you tell me where the link is for Emmie Rose?

and Also, can you please post Angel Spencer's links? spenceraaroncole.blogspot.com and www.caringbridge.com/visit/spenceraaroncole

Jasmine LeAnne said...

Laura,

Thanks for adding his blogspot.com address to Asher's friends.

Jasmine

Anonymous said...

Laura,
I see you added Hunter to your list. I have another special little boy that I would love to see on the list:
Caringbridge.or/visit/Matty
He is very amazing just like all your other little friends.
TY

Anonymous said...

~emmie rose~