Friday, August 17, 2007

Coming Full Circle

In less than a week I will be travelling to Minneapolis to participate in my mother's wedding. As this occasion draws closer with each passing day, I find myself with many different emotions: happiness, disbelief, sadness, relief, excitement, nostalgia, and much more.

It has been 24 years of my life with just mom and myself. Yes, there have been different people floating in and out, but it's always been the Larsen girls. Well, until I became a Rademacher, that is. Now the end of this journey is coming to a close. My mom will no longer be "just mom" but will be someone's wife. A wife to a great guy, don't get me wrong!

I am so happy for her and am very glad that she'll have someone to share her life with. It's just that there are some fleeting moments when I wish I could travel back in time when it was just us girls, eating popcorn and milkshakes, watching an old musical, and snuggling on the couch.

I love you, mom.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Living Vicariously

So, today I had the utmost pleasure of having lunch with a relative of my husband. She has been doing extraordinary things with her life--doing ministry outreach in Africa, educating people about violence against women, putting faith into action, etc. It is inspiring and it warms my heart to know that there are young women out there making a difference in this world.

At the same time, it fans the flame that resides inside of me and makes me envious that people are having these life-altering experiences and are actually DOING the gospel in other parts of the world. Am I DOING the gospel here in little ole' Central Illinois? Of course. But, there are so many opportunties I am not taking.

Sure, I preach and teach justice whenever and however I can do it. I subscribe to the newsletters, magazines, journals that inform me and keep me up to snuff on these issues. I donate money to causes I believe in. But....

Is this the right time to move my family to another location, nay, a continent? Probably not. But, is there ever a GOOD time? All I can hear in my ears are the words of Micah 6:8.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Watch Mad Men. It Rocks.

An old friend of mine from college days is in a new drama on AMC called "Mad Men." It is amazing. I am not just saying this because Rich is in it, either. However, he is excellent in it.

If you appreciate good acting, thoughtful storylines, amazing editing, and good drama, you'll love this show. Watch it--it's on at 9pm on Thursdays.

Way to go, Rich!

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Just Gettin' Started...

So, I've decided to start a blog on here. Because all the cool cats are doing it. Stay tuned....