I got a fun surprise in my inbox yesterday! A couple new pictures and an update on Tiffany! She learned to walk!Here's the update they sent me:
Upon entering Samaritan’s House, you will probably find 4 yearold Tiffany singing or listening to music. She loves anythingthat makes sound and she tends to like to make lots of noiseherself. She continues to be a happy little girl who loves to beheld by anyone. Tiffany is a very fragile child, who despite herserious heart condition, is doing well and has even learned towalk in the past few months. She was seen at Huaxin hospitalon September 2 for a final heart evaluation to see if we coulddo anything to help her heart condition. Unfortunately herpulmonary root is very small which makes any surgery impossible for her. She continues to live with an inoperable heartcondition. We continue to take comfort in knowing that herlife is in God’s hands and she will continue to get the best carepossible and as much love as we can give her at PHF. God is incontrol of this precious and fragile little girls life. Please praywith us for complete healing on her little body.
About a month ago my books, notebook, and first assignment arrived in the mail from the institute of Children's Literature! Yay! I got a letter from my personal instructor who will mentor me through the entire course. I get to write her, and she will cater to my needs and goals for writing. I'm supposed to send her my assignments, and she will critique then mail them back. They say that by the end of the course I will have at least one work published. Weird! I can't believe I'm actually going to be working on real stories that might actually get read! I've really enjoyed the first assignment. First, I'm supposed to write a letter about myself to my instructor. Just an introduction so that she can get to know me. The second part of the assignment is designed so that you don't get stuck on what to write about. Three pictures are included in the notebook. I choose one and base a story off of it. I can deviate as much as I want from the picture or stick as closely as I want to it. It's basically just something to get you thinking right away. I chose the middle age group illustration. It's a simple picture of a barnyard with stormy clouds looming in the background. A man stands in the barn door, and two children and a couple animals run toward him. My story's almost done, I just need to finish it up and get it sent off by next week when the assignment is due! We'll see how it turns out!
My dear friend Kelsey tagged me in this 4x4 game. I had to go to my pictures, choose the fourth folder, the fourth picture, and blog about it. This is my fourth picture. Pretty huh? These are the painstakingly shined pieces to my dad's motorcycle that he's fixing up. Everyone ooh and ahhh at the shininess! If you're around my house for very long, you're probably going to be asked to come and see his motorcycle. He's finally finished taking apart and shining the pices, and has started putting it back together!
Ok...the last part of the game is to tag 4 other people: therefore...I tag... My mom, Marie, Nicole, and...um...who else hasn't been tagged? Um...Tara!
You ever watch a movie and think…I wish life could be just like that?
You see the little things in the character’s lives and wonder why yours isn’t that way.
Well it is. Just look around.
I could be in a movie right now.
I’m sitting at the counter on a high bar stool. I’m wearing jeans, gray converse, and a plaid red jacket that used to be my dad’s. My hair is down and wavy in some spots from the braid it was in. Typing on my computer. Homework book opened in front of me. Daffodils in a bowl stand to the right. They’re not looking as hot as they were a couple days ago. Backpack, keys, apron, and cell are spread out on the counter. Music plays from my laptop. It’s like a soundtrack to my life. I can see out the dining room window. It’s dark except for the city lights. I’m supposed to be doing homework. But my mind wanders.
See? I could be in a movie. I’d make an interesting character with my funny outfit. Who knows what has been happening in the plot to make this moment interesting. But there’s a bigger story. I can’t help wonder what it is.