Monthly Archives: May 2012

Trusting God

my brother Peter in Afghanistan

My brother is in Afghanistan. He left in March and will be back in December. It is a weird feeling having him so far away and in harms way on a daily basis. Having a brother in war puts the decade long war in a whole new perspective for me. It is hard for me as I realize how skewed the media is. We keep hearing “the war is almost over, we are pulling out”….which may be true but that doesn’t mean it isn’t still as hostile as ever or as big of a deal as ever. I have learned how to trust God more and to pray more because praying is a powerful thing that I can do while my brother and others are overseas. I read an article recently that said, “the dumbest thing I have ever said is ‘all I can do is pray’.” The article really hit me because I say that ALL the time and it really is the dumbest thing I could say. All I can do is pray? as if that is such a little insignificant thing? Praying to our all-mighty, all-knowing, POWERFUL God is the best thing we could ever do. I love and miss my brother very much but he is doing something so brave and so wonderful for our country and I am so proud of him. I will keep praying knowing that our God knows what He is doing.


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Summer Love


the little park across the street from our apartment

Boston’s summer is pretty great. The best part is that it starts so early! My school got out for summer break on April 26th and the weather was in the 80’s! There are so many sunny days in a row. I am having a hard time adjusting to the fact that if I am busy on a sunny day and can’t be outside… it is not the end of the world because it will be sunny the next day! As fantastic as this summer has been so far… there is this thing here called humidity…. and it is pretty crazy. It makes my hair bigger than I even knew was possible…It is pointless to shower because you feel sticky within two seconds… I feel like I am in a rain forest! It is a new found love that I have about the Pacific Northwest not having humidity.

I miss bbq-ing with friends because everyone here lives in apartments that don’t have decks. It is really sad! Luckily, there is a little park across the street that I can at least use to sit out in the sun (I’ve seen some sun bathers in their swimsuits out there… but I am not that brave).

Tucker and I are headed to the beach tomorrow for the first time out here, we are excited to see what the East Coast has to offer!

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