Tuesday, October 18, 2005

OK, so it's been a while!

I've been busy...
Things have really settled down since the Hurricane. Dear Ken kept 7 of my relatives in his home for over a week. My aunt and 2 cousins from Slidell are still at my parents' house...they should be able to go home by the first of the year. Other family members are staying with relatives near New Orleans so that they can be there to coordinating the restoration of their homes. The rest of them are back at home and doing as well as can be expected. I still don't have any news about the Outreach Center. I'm anxious to know, but scared to find out about the people in the community.
Mom has been having a rough time health wise. She had another seizure just a couple of weeks ago. Her Dr. says that the scar tissue from her brain tumor caused it. But in the mean time, we found out that she has another tumor at the front of her brain. Apparently, the doctors knew about it and they have been monitoring it for the past 3 years. They say it hasn't grown or changed, but I'm very bothered that they never told us about it. She also found out about a few other more minor problems that they have treated with medication and she seems to be doing better. Her personality seems to have even gone back to the way it used to be.
I've been working out almost daily for three weeks now. I'm staring to feel pretty good, but I'm wondering when I'm going to start dropping pounds! My main reason for doing this is to be fit and healthy, but I'm also looking forward to the superficial rewards! I'm even thinking about getting a personal trainer to help me reach my optimum potential!
I've also been hard at work to get back in school. I receive my bachelor's almost 5 years ago and I'm going back for my master's in elementary education. I meet with my advisor this afternoon to find out more! I'm so excited and terrified at the same time! This is really a leap of faith for me. I honestly have no idea how I will pay for it or even have time for it with work and everything, but I feel like this is it...this is what God has called me to do. And He will guide my steps and provide what I need. HE's just so awesome that way!
I feel like I'm forgetting something...is that everything?
Oh yeah...I have a new assistant at work! Its so nice to have help, but I'm having a hard time sharing my space and resources right now. It will get better once her office is completed though. I'm just glad that we are making progress!
Maybe that's it...am I forgetting anything? I have no idea!


Khris said...

I'm excited for you...take that leap of faith! God will be faithful to you Mandee...

I'll pray for your Mom...keep up posted at our LifeWalk group too!

Miss MyLastName said...

So many exciting things happening! Enjoy them and have fun.

And just because....

I've been SO enjoying these verses lately: "And from Jesus Christ, the faithful Witness, the Firstborn of the dead, and the Ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him Who loves us and has released us from our sins by His blood, and made us a kingdom, priests to His God and Father, to Him be the glory and the might forever and ever. Amen." Rev. 1:5-6

I love this word, "released"!