Thursday, September 22, 2011

Castles and Crafts

Yes... I know this is a strange title, but it makes sense if you read on. :)

This week has been full of fun activities and get-togethers so I thought I would share about all the blessings and evidences of God's grace in my life this week ---

Monday -- We usually have a dinner get together every Monday night with some new friends (med students and significant others) we met at OHSU. It's quite fun as the 2 other spouses that come are in the nursing world, one being a nurse and the other finishing up nursing school. We all can relate really well with each other and can support each other knowing what we are all going through at this time in life. It's been really encouraging!

Tuesday -- Brandon and I were able to connect with some SPU friends. We even got to see Daniel Meyer, who was Brandon's roommate Senior year, who has been living in Japan for the last year and a half or so. It was great catching up with him, meeting his girlfriend, and visiting with other SPU friends.

Wednesday -- That morning I went to the new MH PDX campus (i.e. the "castle") to check out the place and help with setting up the place. I met up with Hannah and Liz. We had a time of prayer over the church and then proceeded to do random tasks that needed to be done. It was really cool seeing the place and seeing what an amazing blessing and gift God has entrusted MH with. That afternoon, I had to go up the hill (yes, I rode the tram!! I'm getting better each time) to HR to sign some paperwork for my new job. I got my orientation schedule and went through all the "need to knows" before next Monday. I still don't know what shift I will be working or anything pertaining to my job. I will find out soon I'm sure though. I'm excited to start work and start learning lots.

This morning (Thursday), Jenna (one of my new friends -- her husband, Andrew, goes to med school with Brandon) and I had a nice long walk along the waterfront. The views were amazing and we had a great time talking about life, our nursing world, and the new adventure we are on with our hubbies. It was so refreshing and to finish the walk off, we enjoyed a delicious iced coffee from Starbucks. We then headed back to my apartment to work on some craft projects. We both love to craft and we had a blast making cards and working on some fall projects together. I look forward to many more walks, good conversation, coffee runs, and craft days.

Brandon continues to enjoy his Anatomy class and preceptorship in the Pediatric ER. He has made a lot of new friends and is enjoying learning about medicine. He is also helping out with MH PDX as it prepares to open its doors with weekly meetings next month. We are excited to see what the Lord has in store and all the ways He will be glorified through it. 

The Lord continues to encourage and grow us as we continue to make friends, learn about our new community, Portland, and seek out His will for our lives. He is faithful....always. 


 

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