Sunday, June 29, 2008

We'll Miss You...

Travis Kent Hunsberger

We will miss you Trav. Your smile and laugh was contagious. It just doesn't seem fair to be cut so short. You died doing what you loved, though, for a country you loved. Thank you for being so willing to do that for us.

My fondest memory of Travis is right after Nick died. We were at the viewing and I just couldn't bare to leave Nick's side. His family had left, my family was leaving, and all that was left was me, Chris Roelandts, Travis, and Brandon Rummel. This was my only time alone with "Nick" and I just needed to have this time. Travis understood that. He stood right behind me, ready to console me. I wasn't the last one to leave the church that night, because Travis made sure he left with me. In the weeks after, I got random phone calls from Travis just to check up on me. I dont' think he ever knew how much I appreciated his efforts at the viewing and phone calls after. But now Nick has a friend in Heaven. You are loved and will be missed Travis.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A Child's Impact

I've found myself thinking alot the last few days of my Kenya babies. As Mike and I consider places for our honeymoon, I can't help but think of going back to Kenya to spend a week with the babies and helping out around the center. Financially, I know that this won't happen. But I can't help but think about how great it would be to see all of those darlings again. They just make my heart and soul happy.

Jolinda told me a couple weeks ago that my favorite little Luke is in the beginning process of being adopted. I had such mixed emotions when she told me! I was happy, because this means he'll have a stable life ahead of him filled with family, shelter, and love. But I couldn't help but be a little sad knowing that I wouldn't be seeing him again. This is the chance and risk you take when you go on short term missions trips and work with children. You risk getting attached to a child only to never see them again. I knew that risk. But my heart is telling me otherwise.

It's amazing how a child who can't even talk yet can have such a big impact on a person, and he'll probably never even know it. I pray for his future, and the rest of the baby's futures. I pray for the hearts of the ones who are preparing for another Kenya trip. I pray that one day maybe I'll have the impact on someone that Little Luke had on me. I pray that one day, I'll have a son that will have the light of Jesus in his eyes, just like Luke.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

I've been lacking motivation for school lately. My grades are slipping a bit, and if I want to get them up I'm really going to have to work hard these next couple weeks. But somewhere amongst wedding planning, visiting Mike, and work I lost my motivation to care about school. I am so close to being done (everyone keeps reminding me) but it doesn't matter when I feel so far from August 8th. It's almost annoying when people keep reminding me of how close I am to finishing. Easy for them to say. They aren't the ones doing it!

On the bright side - Trina comes home this weekend!! I'm going to Indy on Sunday to pick her up. I'm so excited to see her. She moved to Washington last August and I haven't seen her since. It will be great to have her here and have her help with picking out bridesmaid dresses and such. I'm really excited. I just need to get things done before she gets here!!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Wedding Planning.
This is pretty much what my life consists of now-a-days. And in this order. Which needs to change. I really need to start focusing on school and homework in order to get through these summer courses. Then I can focus on one thing at a time (or maybe at least work and the wedding!)

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

We have set a date! Friday evening, November 21st is the official date. We tried out other dates but this one just works the best. The church and reception hall our reserved and I even found a dress last night!! I didn't expect to find one at all, but I did. I love it. :) I'm so excited and I am having so much fun planning this wedding, but truth be told, I'm ready to just live our lives together.

Monday, June 2, 2008



Mike proposed last Friday night!! And of course I said YES. :) I'm so excited to start our lives together. We have decided on a short engagement. We're looking into getting married on November 28th of this year. So we have alot to do!! But I wouldn't have it any other way. The ring is gorgeous, I love it, and the proposal suited us. He proposed on the front porch of his parents house (where we have spent many summer nights). I'm so excited.