2.) Almost every day, I feel a twinge of homesickness for my hometown. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love being in college. I love my home here, my friends, and my university. Not a day goes by (except maybe during finals week) when I don't thank God for letting me go to school in such a beautiful, friendly place!
But I love my family and friends back home so much too, so I always have a feeling of being torn between two beautiful places.
Not this week.
Severe dust storms hit during the spring. My Facebook feed is often covered with shocking photos of the sepia-toned sky.
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On days like that, I am thankful for the rainy spring weather and blooming flowers in my college town.
3.) My sponsored son, David, used to be the coolest four-year-old on the planet. He lost that title when he became... the coolest five-year-old! Happy birthday, sweet boy.
4.) My house has a "Kenya Corner." In that corner is our "David Jar." (My roommates and I like to name things.) We are trying to save a little money to buy David's family a pair of goats. Goats are huge to help the status of a family in an impoverished country. They provide milk, meat, and they have babies that the family can sell.
Usually I put my pocket change in the jar at the end of the week, if I have any. Recently my roommates made a rule. Kelsey and Kendall love chocolate (Sammy and I do not), and to get ready for summer, they have committed to eating only one piece of chocolate each day. Any more and they must put a dollar in the David Jar.
It looks like David is will get his goats in no time!
5.) It's been a while since I've shared a picture of Jack. One of the saddest parts of being away at college for months at a time is not having dogs to come home to at the end of the day.
What's been on your mind?
Three years ago: That glimmer of hope