Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Time Flies!

I can't believe Christmas is over and it's almost 2010!!!  I'm having a wonderful break.  Getting to relax more than anticipated and enjoying time with my friends and family.  I've been thinking on all that I've learned this past year (really the last 3 years).  I'm a totally different person.  I see things differently, I react to things differently, and I hope for things differently. 

I'm also excited to see how I grow and change in the next 3 years.  In 3 years, hopefully I will be happily practicing medicine somewhere as Dr. Lisa Najarian.  Sounds weird, doesn't it?  But in three years, I also hope to know God more intimately, to hold my loved ones more closely, and to continue on the journey of growing up, living and serving others as God intended for me to do. 

I know in the next three years I'll make many more mistakes, but trust that through everything I will learn to be more like Christ in my actions and reactions.  He has done it in the past, is doing it now, and will conintue His work in me throughout 2010.

Friday, December 18, 2009

I'm freeeeee!!!


I’m finished with another block! Hooray! I passed all my classes (some very narrowly) and am definitely ready for Christmas break! I’m so excited to just relax at home and hang out with friends. I was looking forward to going back to the clinic to work for 2 weeks, but they’re so slow at AMC, I’ve hardly got any hours. While that gives me more downtime, it also leaves my savings account rather empty. I’m trying really hard to earn/raise all the money for South Africa without having to use my school loans.

So Wednesday, I decided that I needed to go somewhere to study for my finals. All the coffee shops were packed because all the undergrads at MIZZOU had their finals this week too. I ended up at McAlister’s Deli and guess who was there? Miss Sarah Wheeler! It was so good to see her! I think God definitely had a hand in our bumping into each other! If you read this, Sarah, know that I love you and am praying for you. You are beautiful inside and out and God has amazing things in store for you!

Well, I need to go help with our class fundraiser before I can leave school and start packing. I’m sure I’ll have more fun times to share soon!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Boring Details

Not real sure what to write about. It’s Friday – that’s a good thing. I had planned on studying tonight considering that I went out and didn’t study at all last night. But I’ve been invited to dinner and an ornament exchange. So I think I’m going to attend that. Tomorrow is crazy busy. Accountability group, then Africa’s fundraiser (photo’s with Santa), and after that, our class fundraiser at Bass Pro! Whew! I’m tired just writing about it! I have no idea when studying will fit in!

At this time in exactly one week, I will be finishing up my last final – hooray!

Anyway - enough of my boring life.  Until next time, when I'll hopefully have something more interesting to say!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

What I Love About God

One thing I love about God is that He's not afraid or put-off by my doubts.  I can question Him and even get mad at Him.  He understands when I'm frustrated.  He cares for me and my feelings are important to Him.  He's like that friend you can always go to when you just need to vent - when you need someone to hear you.  I know that sometimes my emotions get the best of me, but I also know that God wants me to bring my hurts and disappointments to Him.  I am so thankful that my God doesn't sweep my concerns and desires under a rug, but is always there for me.  Waiting for me to finish crying and again remember the truths He has promised for me.  He longs to give me good things.  He knows what is best for me.  He loves me with an everlasting love and will withhold no good gifts from me.  Thank you Jesus. 

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Puppy Pics

It's Thursday! That means I get to come home to KC tomorrow! Yay! I'm torn because I'm starting to freak out about my Pharmacology test on Monday - I need to get some studying done - but being home isn't always conducive to good studying! I'm going to make this work though. I can't wait to see my puppy!

We had our picture taken last Saturday! They turned out sooooo good! She's so gorgeous! Here's a little peek...

Aren't they fabulous!?! Nancy Garcia did such a great job! I've wanted pics like this for so long. The only sad part is that Brina isn't here and that I never got pics with her.

Anyway, looking forward to a busy but fun weekend with friends and horses!!! I haven't riden/worked with horses since I started vet school! :( I miss it and am so excited to possibly get to be with some this weekend!!! Oh yeah, I forgot to mention s'mores aftwerwards :) Yum!