For starters I'm a big sister *again*! Charlotte Hope, made her appearance October 20th, 2015. Guys, she is so darling. After so many years, I finally have a little sister and I don't really know what to do with myself. It's different in so many good ways, and in other ways it's hard too. Charlotte's arrival has brought so many thoughts of Addison, wondering what it would've been like if Addison was here today. It's just different from the other babies, it's different in good ways. We love her. The boys are smitten. And I can't believe I have a little sister.
I've decided to go to school next fall. This was a big, scary, exciting, decision for me. It's not a traditional college, it's a Discipleship Training School through YWAM (Youth With A Mission). I've always known that before I got married and had a family of my own, that I wanted to do missions work. I had looked at many different programs, but none of them really fit with what I was wanting to do. I looked into YWAM and actually found a focus track that I was really eager to join, and after some prayer, I decided that YWAM's Wylie, Texas location is where I want to be next Fall. I'll be studying the first three months, educating and equipping myself with tools and knowledge to work with At Risk Children around the world. The last two months of this program (It's 5 months long.) I will go, with my team, out into a third world country (my team gets to pray and choose the location next Fall.), to use the tools that we've equipped ourselves with, to share the love of Christ and ultimately make a difference in the lives of others. I am so stoked for this opportunity. It is things like this that excite my heart.
I'm also headed back to Mexico for a week in March, I'll be going down with my Youth Group like past trips. Which, of course I'm excited for. One of my absolute favorite trips. I'm eager to see the youth, who are new to the trip, experience Mexico, VBS, meeting the Casa Kiddos, all for the first time. So many hearts are changed on these trips, you can feel God move, you can see His grace and mercy in the people, and the joy is un-explainable. The exhaustion is also very real, but the good things and the not so great things balance each other out! ;)
I would say I'll start blogging more, but lets be real, I've said that in the past and life always gets in the way! So, I'll blog when I can, how's that sound?