Friday, October 9, 2009

friday, at last!

We're ready for a vacation! 7 more days...

What a week! As Jim is wrapping up his second to last week before track-out, the meetings are out of control and the stress level is rising! However, you would never be able to tell...he hides his emotions well. I don't. Can you say...hormones;)

On Wednesday I represented Calvin at a local college fair. It was a riot. I think if I ever need a change from nursing, I would consider an admissions counselor position. Good times.

Last night we volunteered for World Vision at the Todd Agnew and Building 429 concert. What an awesome experience! We helped people sign up to sponsor kids who live in communities affected by AIDS. It was a great concert and a powerful reminder that the world is so much bigger than us. Seeing the photos of hundreds of children who are living in poverty in an AIDS-stricken land truly puts our needs, wants, and stresses into perspective.

World Vision is doing incredible things...and it was a honor to represent them last night!

Speaking of Word Vision, this Sunday my Uncle Tim [Hoekstra] is running 23.8 miles to the start of the Chicago Marathon and then running the 26.2 miles of the marathon itself [50 miles total] He is running with "Team World Vision". His goal is to raise 5o,000 dollars for clean water in Africa and for a new runners/walkers mentoring program in Chicago. He's celebrating 50 years of life, running 50 miles, raising 50K. Prayers are appreciated as he embarks on this journey. Uncle Tim, we'll be cheering you on from Raleigh! We wish we could be there! If interested in supporting the cause, please visit for more information.

Ah yes, the weekend is almost upon us.
good times.


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