Saturday, October 27, 2007


Some friends of ours will soon be parents this week! It has been 5 years of waiting and trusting God to bless them with a child. They are adopting a little girl who I know will be loved so much. I am so excited for them! Congrats Derry and Janelle! Can't wait to meet your little bundle of joy!

We Are Moving!

It has been about 2 weeks since the big move. It was months in the making and finally on October 13, our lives changed. I didn't plan very well in the packing up stages because it is all coming out no matter what. OK, we have not moved to a new house but Haley is now on the move. On her 10 month birthday she took the plunge and figured out how her arms and legs can move together to move her around. Now that she has mastered the skill, her toys are no longer of interest but the dog's water and food bowls, the drawers in the kitchen, the movie cupboard under the TV, and anything and everything. It is so much fun to watch her and play with her. We have races down the hallway and play hide-and-go-seek. She loves it! I was beginning to think she would never crawl because she was so content just sitting and playing. Now, she wants to be right at my feet. I can only imagine what it will be like when she can walk! I think we will be there sooner than we think!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

10 Years Ago...

Ten years ago I graduated from Goshen High School. I was proud to be a Redskin and loved being with my friends that I made while my years at GHS. I was fairly active and participated in things. My main love was cheerleading. Yes, I said it, I was a cheerleader. I loved every minute of it. I even had one of those shirts that said, "Cheerleading is life." To me, it was. I was also in choir and orchestra. Hated orchestra but loved choir. I made many friends and thought that I would not loose touch with my "friends." I remember thinking at graduation of how I was told by people older than me how they had forgotten so many names of the people that they went to high school with. I never thought that would happen to me. I thought that I knew so many people. I truly would have to say that I loved high school. Never want to go back and do it again, but it was good while it lasted!

Well, a couple of weekends ago was my 10 year class reunion. I received the invite way back in June(I think) and I debated and debated on going because I would probably have to go alone. It wasn't until the night before that I decided to go. I am glad that I did for one reason and that is, seeing 2 friends that I have not seen in well, 10 years. But one of those I was exceptionally close to. We had been "best" friends since 5th grade and due to some unfortunate circumstances that happened during our senior year, we began to drift apart. Well, the week of the reunion, she called me and said that she was coming back to Goshen from Wisconsin. I was excited! As we talked, we both commented on how weird it was to hear each others voices. It had been forever! The conversation was so natural. It reminded me of the hours and hours that the two of us would spend on the phone talking or watching TV together while talking on the phone. We did everything together. I couldn't wait to see her.

We ended meeting at the reunion along with another friend that I cheered with. We sat together and caught up on life and reminisced about high school. We talked about cheerleading and other crazy stuff that we all did back then. The best part was clearing up some baggage that we had happen to us back in our senior year. Remember, my "best" friend and I drifted because I made cheerleading and she didn't. That was very hard on her and she was able to share how terribly hurt she was and heart broken by that event. I can tell that it still bothers her to this day. Talking it out was good. We mended something that had been broken for 10 years. That was awesome! I now feel and know that we will keep in contact and hopefully see each other sooner than later. Our lives are leading in different directions and are at different points in life, but I have really been excited about the connection that we made.

I was disappointed that not more people came to reunion, but I know that we are all busy people. It was good to see the ones that were there. I realized that we haven't really changed in appearance since high school. Ten years seems like a long time, but I think the 20 year will be interesting. I hope more come to that one! Thanks to all who dedicated their time in putting together such an event.