Saturday, April 25, 2009
"The earth is the LORD's and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein, for he has founded it upon the seas and established it upon the rivers." Psalm 24: 1-2
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Well, my heart was truly set on staying in Greenville. I have been here for two years and have made a home for myself. I love the city, the art, the culture, the outdoors. I love being close to the mountains and close to my family. I love the residency program, the hospital, the faculty, and current residents. My personality fits with the program. I also love my church here in Greenville. For the first time since high school, I have joined a church in which I feel like I am truly part of a community where I can fellowship and serve with genuine, sincere folks who also want to love and serve God and each other. And very importantly, my beau is here, and after almost 6 months of being together, I cannot imagine living in a place where he is not.
As the time approached for the ceremony to begin, I was becoming increasingly nervous. There were 3 others in my class who all wanted to stay in the Greenville pediatrics program. And while we were all assured from the directors that they would love to have us all stay, I still wasn't comfortable. The ceremony continued, and I naturally was forced to wait until near the end for my name to be randomly drawn from the hat. By the time my name was called, the other 3 had already shared they would be staying in Greenville. I was afraid that I would not be staying. Despite my fears, and futile attempts of trusting the Lord's sovereignty, I am so excited to say that I will be staying in Greenville for at least 3 more years. When I read and announced to the rest of my class that I matched in Greenville, I was so happy and focused on the fact that I was staying that I did not even hear the cheers, and the rest of the day is a bit of blur. I do remember immediately sending Adam a message telling him that I had matched in Greenville. I also remember seeing my father waiting for me as I walked back to my seat. Waiting to give me a giant hug and tell me how proud he was and how happy that I would be staying close. I am so thankful that I can stay in a town that I love, with the family and boy I love close by, and a church that I can fellowship and love God with. Hurray.
Saturday, February 28, 2009
It is another rainy day, and I am back in the coffee shop. A different one. Eating the most amazing roasted red pepper soup. And this is what I have been doing with my time. It is pretty and I like it.
(my answers are in parentheses after each question):
1. What is your first name? (lisa)
2. What is your favorite food? (strawberries)
3. What high school did you attend? (stratford)
4. What is your favorite color? (red)
5. Who is your celebrity crush? (audrey hepburn)
6. Favorite drink? (wine)
7. Dream vacation? (napa valley)
8. Favorite dessert? (chocolate)
9. What do you want to be when you grow up? (joyful)
10. What do you love most in life? (friendship)
11. One word to describe you? (laughing)
12. Your Flickr name? (nothing fancy)
Type your answer to each of the above questions into Flickr's search. Using only the images that appear on the first page, choose your favorite and copy and paste each of the URL’s into the Mosaic Maker.1. Girasoles para los amigos / Sunflowers for the friends, 2. Christmas Strawberries *, 3. Stratford Night Sky, 4. Red Umbrella, 5. Audrey Hapburn, 6. Red, Red Wine - Club Picks, 7. Oak Tree, Napa Valley, 8. we fell in chocolate over love, 9. Joyful silhouette’s -Finding Neverland *~), 10. Wall Of Peace - Moscow, 11. "No person can be considered a failure who has been the cause of a child's laughter.", 12. Yearning for Spring.
Friday, February 27, 2009
Life is good. And I'm writing again. Blogging really. It is both exciting and a little uncomfortable to be posting my thoughts to the world, but I've been wanting to write again for awhile, so here it is. Happy Friday!