Showing posts from April, 2010

Countdown to Graduation: 14 months

As of April 1, there are 14 months left until Andy's graduation! As spring approaches, the time left seems much more tolerable than ever before. Perhaps that's because longer days and warmth, and being outside, bring a feeling of hope. Perhaps it's because I know that next spring is when he will be graduating, and so I can feel us closing in on one more year. Perhaps it's because 14 months sounds like a much shorter time than 20 months. Or perhaps it's that I had given up complaining, especially about work and related tiredness, for Lent. Whatever the reason, I am beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Obviously, this is all pending Andy finding a job. But I am hopeful that accounting jobs will be more prevalent than many other fields' jobs.

I also told my work that I will be cutting down to part time in August. I had been hoping to wait a little longer to tell them, but they were thinking of changing my schedule so that I can help out in another …

Easter Blessings

Happy Easter to all! I hope you all had a wonderful and blessed Easter!

I find myself more amazed this year by all that Christ has done for us than I have been in the past and feel very blessed by that realization. I imagine what it may have been like seeing that empty tomb or walking to Emmaus before realizing that Jesus had actually risen from the dead. We take it for granted now, which decreases the amazement and wonder we feel when we think of the Resurrection. Jesus' disciples had put all their eggs in one basket, so to speak. They had given up everything to follow this man who they believed would do something wonderful for the Jewish community and build a strong earthly kingdom for them. Instead, their fearless and humble leader was put to death - and death on the cross of all things. They were likely incredulous and heartbroken. Jesus' death seemingly signified loss of everything they had built their lives and their hope around. What would they do now? Would they also …