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  It's been a little while since I've posted, but as usual there are things to say.  (Imagine that).  I am no longer in the clothes department, but now have the vast privilege of working in the shoe department.  For those of you who know me well, you would think this would be right up my alley.  In essence, it is; yet the department not only consists of shoes but also purses, hats, scarves, ties, things like that.  I am started to enjoy it, but it definitely is stretching.  It's a challenge juggling two departments and giving them my all, but I feel like I am slowly getting the hang of it. 
          People keep asking me how my knee is doing; the best I can say is that I'm running and jumping.  I honestly have no idea where exactly that I am.  My therapist told me that I should be officially done in two months, give or take.  It's crazy trying to find the time to do therapy and life out here.  I am so ready to be finished though; I miss playing sports and doing th…
        The days here have been super crazy, but exceedingly fun!  Some seriously hilarious moments, like someone asking what rubber bands are made of :)  (I promise, it wasn't me)  I'm loving the weather out here; it's not nearly as humid as Ohio, for which I'm super grateful.  Lately, we've been down at the guys house enjoying fires on random off evenings, and tonight SMORES :)           There are a lot of changes happening right now, at the mission, at the duplex, and in lives.  There are several people that have worked at the store in Pueblo for a while, but they are moving on.  It's exciting to see the changes in their lives and getting to be there to find out about their new chapters.  It's sad to see them go, but most change is actually good.  At the duplex, we're getting a dorm supervisor, as Kramer is moving to the office (she'll be paid staff).  In her place, Naomi Schrock will be taking her place.  My dear roomie and my lovely, quiet frie…
It's been an incredibly long time since I've posted, and I know there are a few people wondering how I've been since I've come back out to Colorado.  The initial adjustment was rather rough.  I wasn't quite sure where I fit in, and to tell the truth, sometimes I'm still not sure.  But, I'm learning that that is perfectly ok.  Not knowing, is allowing God to have the control, and for so long, I've tried to control every aspect of my life.  Not knowing is interesting, fun, full of variety.  I'm still working in Pueblo, which I was thrilled about.  I go to therapy for my knee twice a week at a therapist in Pueblo West; it seems to be going good, but there are moments when frustration kicks in.  Hopefully though, in two weeks I'll start running a little bit, which I'm seriously excited about!...anyway, I'll have more later but here are some not so random thoughts.
12 In Whom, because of our faith in Him, we dare to have the boldness (courag…
What is good?  What counts as grace? What is the heart of God?
                                                                                   -Ann Voskamp
This post is going to come from a chapter I'm reading in Ann Voskamp's book One Thousand Gifts.  Anything that is italicized in this post comes from the book.
Lately, I've had a lot of decisions to make, decisions that seem so huge to me.  I've been doing a "wonderful" of job of trying to figure it out on my own, then of course, getting angry with God because He isn't doing exactly what I think should be happening.  And then, I sat down this morning to read more of my book and dear Ann was talking about perspective.  She writes about a time when she and her family drove past a house and saw a sign.  She wondered out loud why someone would have a sign in their yard but would make so people couldn't read it.  The next time they drove past that house, she had glasses on and could read the sign.  An…
One of my greatest fears is tornadoes.  Isn't that just wonderful?  With all the news on the tornadoes that have been touching down lately it really makes you think.  Where truly is my trust?  Is it in money or something else tangible?  Is it a person or myself?  Or am I truly living in God?  Am I fully trusting Him no matter how crazy the world is around me?  Recently, my life felt rather, how shall we say..full of depending on myself and what I thought I needed to be for every one else instead of living out of who God is in me.  God gave me many opportunities for brokenness and so many times I was so close, but I kept on "holding" it together.  Then, for some reason instead of my normal crash and burn, God started to give me an understanding of who I am, in Him.  Having gotten so caught up in life, I had failed to see that who I was still shone, though dimly, even if I didn't always see it.  God used several random things to help me remember.  One of these things w…

Presenting: The Very Pushed Back Ramble

I was very pleased to get the news on March 22 that I officially had a donor for my knee, and that surgery was scheduled for the next Tuesday March 27.  Ok, so I was a total newbie at the surgery thing, but I thought it was really cool how they sent my prescriptions to me in the mail so they could be filled before the day of surgery.   Surgery day came, and I was awake by 4:45.  We were on the road heading to the surgery center by 5:30 and were there by 6.  Then, the fun began.  Not.  I hate IV’s and needles and anything that has the potential to leave me black and blue, but oh, the joys.  I was first given the medical world’s latest in surgery fashion to change into: a stunning gown of white with a breathtaking blue pattern of some sort, along with that, I had the privilege of a marvelous hat, a style that I had never worn before; the icing on the cake was the tan non-slip socks they gave. J  Once I was all decked out in my surgery finery, I glided over to my “bed”.  Once there, I en…
I am officially back in the state of Ohio, but being back has brought in another state, one of serious blondness.  I'm not sure if I'm digressing or if this is simply a stage that I'm going through.  God forbid that it's the former. 

 I had quite a jolly time of getting back to Ohio; I was very blessed on both my flights to have a seat to myself.  When my dad had bought my ticket, he had made sure that I would have the option of wheelchair service should I have needed it.  I, being the stubborn person I am, never used it :)  Be that as it may, I landed in Columbus at 1:10 p.m. on Saturday the 25th.  Needless to say, I did not make it back to my house until 4:30ish; we'll just say that we got majorly side-tracked.  It was really good to be back in my own room, though I love my room out there. 

I am working right now; I've worked 3ish days since I've been back.  I'm working at a Christian bookstore that had actually been my very first job; I was very bles…
So here's the news: I will officially be flying out of the Springs at 6 on Saturday morning.  It will be with a sad heart that I'll be leaving, but God has been wonderful and has been giving me a joy and excitement to be going back to Ohio.  Reason: I'll be having surgery and therapy on my ACL.  Not too excited about that, but seeing as I'll have a dear cousin going through the same thing, I think I'll be able to make it.  Besides all that, I get to visit all my kids :D  which, I am uber excited about!  God has already provided a part time job for me, close to home, with flexible hours.  I'm so blessed :)  Anyway, short post, but I need to go wait for my ride to work!

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  - Jeremiah 29:11

Always,
Kelly
*sigh*
God has a funny sense of humor..I'm going to admit that I don't always get it.  It would be so ideal to have my leg quickly heal and simply get better, but I'm sure He's got something wonderful in mind.  I'm not quite sure what all is going to happen yet, but I would love it if ya'll would keep praying for healing.  I do know that whether He decides to heal miraculously, or chooses to use a doctor to heal me, that He will be glorified and good absolutely will come out of it.
So working at the store has been so intriguingly interesting.  Right now I'm helping with stuff in the back, since my leg is not working the way it should.  I've experienced quite the conversations, and there are never any dull moments.  For example, yesterday was Saturday.  Great day, many giggles, I have decided though that those giggles were paint-fume induced.  What the guys were doing boggles my mind, but all I know is that one moment I was sane and the next I couldn't…
So this blog is officially for my mama :)  Last night I was playing volleyball; I jumped and landed and promptly fell down with a severe pain in my knee.  I was helped by two fabulous friends (though sadly who they were is all a haze now) over to the bench, where my sobbing knee was placed under inspection by a few people.  I decided it would probably be best to make my way back to my humble abode, so the ever gracious kramer drove me home.  We get home and she nicely takes my shoes off for me, fetches my pjs, got me water, meds and ice.  (She's awesome)  :)  I slept on the couch all night, a little fitfully, I might add; but all in all, I feel pretty rested.  I was told very emphatically that I'm not allowed to go to work today, which was a disappointment, since I really love what I'm doing; but oh well.  This morning, I went to the doctor's office, where they checked out my knee and very promptly told me to go get x-rays.  So off to the hospital Kramer and I traipsed…
Today was my third day of work at the thrift store; I am LOVING it!  Already quite a few memories have been made and will forever be treasured.  :)  They trained me on the register, which was a breeze seeing as I've done register for like the past 4 and a half years.  They also decided that I get to take over for one of the girls moving to the Canon City store.  Basically, I'll get to make sure that the money and receipts go to the right people, etc.  I was rather wowed that in the first week I was trained in for that, but I feel it to be a privilege and an honor!  I'm also learning how to tag, hang, and put the clothes on the racks out on the floor. 
       It's been interesting finding to time to just sit still in the craziness that is NHM, but it's a grand craziness, full of our Awesome God and the amazing people that He has placed here.  I live with 8 girls (for now, there will eventually be 3 more girls added to the mix!); and it's like having a t…
I'm officially here at NHM!  It's been great, but rather tiring!  Tomorrow will be the fourth day of orientation and the last.  It's been wonderful being in orientation, but thankfully it's only a half day.  I'm so excited to see what God has to offer out here.  No doubt there will be rough times, but His plan for our lives isn't always roses. 
         So far, my adventures have consisted of taking a way too long route to supper, and having some already wonderfully jolly times with new pals!  I'm so blessed to already have several fabulously new friends (that are heading toward sisterhood)!  Enough for now :)

Always,
 Kelly