between writing for classes, writing emails, writing real letters (you know, the kind that involve paper, pen, and really expensive stamps), and trying to keep up on posts, i don’t think i’ve ever written so much within such a short amount of time. have i ever told you how much i like writing?

i sat at our school coffee shop, Honeycomb, with my paper and pen and worked on a few letters for lovely people at home. a girl, who recently decided that we’re friends (i don’t know her name but i’m in that awkward position where she knows who i am but i don’t know who she is) came and sat down next to me. we ate my M&M’s and talked about our day. she said it hadn’t been the greatest but after she ran it got better. i said mine hadn’t been the greatest and she wanted to know if i was a runner — running helps her. i smiled and said i’d had to run in school but never really was a “runner” (everyone here runs). what helps me is writing.

i told her that is was especially hard to be away right now. i told her how much i want to be with my family during these few days. i told her that i missed a friend who i wouldn’t see again… until heaven. and i told her of a favorite hymn that i kept humming to myself during our breaks, during my walk, and during my times of studying.

When peace like a river, attendeth my way;
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

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  1. I love you Weasie. The service for Chris was really nice. The song Mrs. Moulton chose was perfect. on the last line we all let go of our balloons as a symbolic gesture of agreement with the words; they spoke of exchanging our will for His. Beautiful. Really, it was.

    Thanks for the posts once again. We treasure reading them. Before my feet even touch the ground I have turned on my trusty ol’ Dell laptop and checked in on your world so far away, but closer in this day and age…

    Spent several hours yesterday thinking through set design needs for the spring show so that I can coordinate with laura Blewett who will oversee that class this fall. This stuff takes so much time!!!

    Won’t write a whole letter here — will save it for one of those old fashioned pen and paper types that you wrote about. They are fun to get!

    love you ~~

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