Monday, December 15, 2008

People... by Kristine

People I miss in my life (who, by means of moving to different states, are no longer accessible to hang out with all the time):

1. Allison Cunningham... hilarious, beautiful, Christ follower, learner and leader
2. Matt Howell... gifted, poetic, random, matty matt sax
3. Matthew, Naomi and Abby Reyes... best family a girl could ask for
4. Scott Reyes... dreamer, traveler, explorer, smart, tall skinny monster
5. Sarah Protzman... creative, thoughtful, engaging

People who are new to my life that will have to visit me in Nashville:

1. Erin Chaney... pensive, pursuer of dreams, talented, kind, giving
2. My Bible study girls... thought provoking, encouraging, accountability

I just wanted to throw a shout out to those of you who I miss and love.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Well, I apologize for the over-a-month delay in posting again. I finally got a job!!! Yippee! And I love it. I was in such a state of "I'm not good enough because no one wants to hire me" that I didn't know what to do with myself. I came to the realization that it doesn't matter if I do or do not have a job, Christ thinks I'm worthy, therefore I am. I don't understand why the world puts so much emphasis on what you do instead of who you are. Some people think you are what you do. I think you do what you are. Not that I'm saying I'm an administrative assistant at heart, but I like organizing things, helping people, and finding short cuts to things, and that makes me great at my job. However, I wish I could get paid for loving on children that have no one. That would be the greatest job ever. I wish I could run my own orphanage (obviously with Chris' help). Hopefully that dream will come true one day... in like 20 years or so.

Chris and I are still anxiously awaiting our move to Nashville. The months have flown by. We are down to just 3 months left in our count down. How crazy! I feel like I've been waiting forever, and it is going to be here before I know it. We've been looking at places to live and I think we've settled on either La Vergne or Smyrna; both are just 20 minutes south of downtown Nashville. The areas are gorgeous. Out in the county, next to a lake, lots of land. Nothing like Dallas. Last night Chris and I went to my work Christmas party. It was at Iron Cactus. As we were driving around downtown Dallas, we both were amazed at how we no longer have a desire to be "big city folk". We were frustrated with the traffic, the crowded parking lots, and the people that seemed to be everywhere around us at 730pm. I never in my life thought I would say I wasn't a city girl, but I'm not anymore. Crazy. We both desire so much more than what Dallas has to offer. We are excited to see what Nashville and the "country" can offer us. We need your prayers that what we find the country offers brings glory to God.