Saturday, July 26, 2008


Classes are over! And I'm written-out, so this is not going to be a profound entry. The past three weeks have been incredibly intense, busy, and exhausting and refreshing all at the same time. I feel so blessed to be doing this graduate program. I have found myself encouraged and challenged in my work these past couple weeks. It has helped me to have a renewed vision for what I'm doing. Not to mention, it's a great privilege to learn and grow and discuss with the thirty-five amazing people in our class. I've gotten to kneel with, eat with, and grow with some pretty incredible people here. This aspect makes me excited to come together with them again in January in Thailand (although the stack of books to be read before then adds a slightly overwhelming tinge to that feeling). The other blessing of these weeks has been spending time with "old" "non-Asia" friends in the Wheaton area. If you're one of the wonderful people who sat at dinners, played miniature golf, watched movies, and generally just loved on me...let me say a huge THANK YOU. I found myself so refreshed by the company of these friends. Leaving Wheaton tomorrow is somewhat bittersweet. I'm excited about the people I'll get to see in the next couple weeks, and eager to get back home to China. However, this place is so sweet to me that it's hard to say goodbye. At least I have a good excuse to spend at least a month here for the next two summers!

1 comment:

Pru's Corner said...

hey, one of those people was me. i was sad cuz i thought maybe you weren't going to mention your old Wheaton dwelling friends. i know we're embarrassing but sheesh, not even one picture? :)

i'll have to put up the mini golf ones hehehe