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SCARED? No. Shy? No. Excited? A little? Then what? I’m not sure. But something is making me shake. A mixture of excitement, stress, nerves and probably the lack of sleep. The car could be a factor as well. It could be that i didn’t know what i was going to do. I tried to imagine. My mind was blank. I knew the center, the leaders, Jim, Melanie, where we were going to meet, ages of kids but not what we were going to do. I prayed in my head for God to help because i didnt know what else i coud do.
I guess i was nervous. Yeah, thats what its called; troubled, worried, anxious… everything I am in my normal life. Maybe i thought about it too much. Thinking about it now, maybe i went crazy for a couple of minutes. Maybe I am crazy now thinking about how i dont know what i was feeling, what i am feeling, what i do feel everyday. Maybe Susanna Kaysen made me think crazy and reading her book just made me feel… crazy.
Back to Buffalo.
“Why is it called Buffalo?” It was a pretty stupid name, i agreed with what Asta had said.
But before i knew it, we were there. Stepping through the side door just made me more excited. but why? I really dont like kids too much. Not that i dont like them, i just loose patience with them quite frequently.
I walked down the stairs, through the cafeteria, down the hall letting my hand feel all the yellow hooks next to the locker room. Up a little set of stairs, passed another. Big stairs. Where were we going again? I realized we stopped. Melanie was talking? Doors opened, we were in the theatre. And there were kids.

This is Michael

This is Michael

The first kids i met were Michael, Sam and Elizabeth. Sam had glasses and his voice was quiet but he wasn’t. Michael’s voice was loud and he was too. Elizabeth was exactly like Katie, my little sister. I didnt say anything for a little bit. Well, i said hi and grabbed a coloring book and sat down, watching the three argue.
“Remember in the car when we were laughing so hard…”
“I dont like that car…”
“Do you ever stop talking…”
“He always talks.” i realized Sam said this to me. I smiled and said “Oh, really.” ????
Michael refuted with, “Sam always talks so i cant fall asleep.” “Why do you want to sleep now?”
“Not now, at night!” “i dont talk to you at night.” “Yeah you do.” Elizabeth said. And i asked her her name and she told me and showed me her picture. It was nice. They made me feel much more comfortable.
So that was the start of the first day.

Then there was a kid that had the most energy and sweetness i have ever seen in a boy in first grade. Jay See–i dont know if that is how you spell it–was jordan and joe’s subject. It was pretty cool cause J and J had him focus his energy. And oh it did take both of them, he had such energy that it seemed he lost control. He was so cute.

Jay See

A little girl named Rhema was my favorite kid of them all. She was super friendly and i was her favorite, so of course i loved her. :] She would get mad if i left her but forgive me and we would start talking about high school musical. She had feed back on Jordan’s teaching (her favorite) and told me about her brother, who was also there. She was So adorable and a perfect little girl.

Rhema

Donnell was a ball of hate. I tried to talk to him but it always ended with an ‘i hate you’ or ‘i’ll sue.’ i think he just wanted to be B.A.

Donnell

other highlights of the trip were:
-Tuesday. the swimming day. i didnt swim but i hung out with two kids, one of which was Nasseem. He was in the 3rd and 4th grade group and seemed to be friends with everyone. the ANCHOR BAR! i dont like wings too much but i had some french fries and they were goood. everyone had a great time. then joe left. then neil came.

Nasseem

-Wednesday. niagra falls! that was crazy hilarious. getting into canada was terrifying. The guy came to look at who was in the car. he tried to open 2 of the morschmellows side doors and i told him “That one gets stuck.” he tried again. “it gets stuck?” again. “it wont open.” he gave up. We squished four people in the back bench seat and he didnt seem to notice at all. The falls were amazing! i couldnt believe suck an awesome creation. I wonder why God made such things. It really was awesome.
-Thursday, last day with kids. the kids play at the end of the day was so cute. it may have lasted only 5 minutes but the end was the best. We attached a sheet with ‘bricks’ drawn on it to the overhead screen and realed it up. Eric, a really tall guy my age, read off a piece of paper then the sheet wall came down and there were these adorable 1st graders waving flags.
i couldnt stop laughing they were awesome!

Me and Michael

One person i had a blast with was Becky Allen. It was cool to see her deal with the kids even though she was overwhelmed. Becky is a realllyyyy funny person.

“Why do gay people get the whole freaking rainbow?!” Becky Allen

 

Going home was the worst.
This really makes me want to move to Buffalo, New York

We stayed in the attic(k?). It was really cool until half the room flooded and it got moldy…. this is the half that was dry and we crammed 5 girls over there.

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I cant stress how much i appreciate the Wordies.

Saturday night at the party we had an encouragement circle and i cant remember what i said to most of them. I know i vomited out Mike, Jeff and B but i felt like i didnt say enough. especially to mike. I mean mike is mike. he is such a strong person to be here and act the way he does. he could have left with steve and sam b/c they were his friends too but he stayed. he is such a spiritual guy and is one of the best guys ever.

and Jeffis! he surprises me everyday–litterally. I see him a lot with my dad and he is always so friendly. From surprising us with pizza one day to a surprise talk, he seems-is-like a strong soldier of God.

it was a great bonfire. the best there has ever been.

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Then today.

B opened up to me. i asked him some questions because he said i was ‘aloud to’.

then i asked him what was on my mind and he told me something very awesome.

then i thought what was on my mind… the future? kind of. more like a lack of future. what can i do, i’ve been thinking lately. A dream is to lead south street but i guess Adi is training for that. and i am not a leader. i cant do anything because i cant lead people. i would totally want to but i just cant, i guess. Interpreter one (me) would say i am a leader but interpreter two (me) would also totally slam it down and would justify it somehow. Maybe i could move to Buffalo where i dont know many people and become a leader. Like try to lead Buffalo because i love it and i want to save it.

So in my mind of what i can do (my mind not God’s plan for me) it is either die by the high sschool or move to Buffalo…. 🙂 or just stay here and go to Kent and adapt a block baby

Wedding, SS, basic, Missions Trip, dance!

**this blog was written over the time of 2 weeks

Today is gunna be the day that theyre gunna throw it back to you. by now you shoulda somehow figured out what your gunna do. i dont believe that any body feels the way i do about you now…

Mrs. Andie Schoofs (descipler, leader, hero and great friend.)

I saw Andie McFEEEEEE (as i like to call her) on saturday as her last days of mcphizzle. All i can say about saturday was: STRESS. i am NOT getting married if i have to go through THAT. it wasnt even much, it was just going everywhere at once! IT WAS CRAZY. but it was GREAT! You see, i called Andie Thursday (i think) leaving her a message about what she was doing and if she had time to hang out. So i get this call saturday from a VERY tired andrea asking if i wanted to run some errands. and well duhh, i said YES. So i got to see Mcfizzle before she turned to SCHOOFY. she told me a lot about her wedding and what she had to do and about the rehearsal brunch and chill fear factor and blahblahblah!

sooo HER WEDDING.
probably the best wedding i have ever been to.
you should be depressed if you missed it.
And i made her a card. Chloe came over before the wedding to go get ads for the school paper. schlo got her a gift and wanted to make a card.. so i did too… really fast, and it sucked. i feel bad i didnt spend more time on it. whatever, i love her and it was an awesome day for eric and andie. It was pretty sad for me though. I kind of saw it as the day she leaves me. Since she broke out the news of no more discipleship, i have been sad. She even said we would still get together and i am still sad. We have just been through a lot. From mean elli to okay elli, she was the one to help me with my spiritual walk. She helped me rely on God more and read my bible and pray for people and to be grateful. and to serve, thats a big one. I just wish i appreciated her more when she was discipling me… and she wants to come to my dance recital… so that makes me feel special.

So jk, that last blog was wrong. the last day of south street was tuesday and it was cute. We walked up the stairs soaking in the smell of fresh rainfall. I wondered if many kids would come because of the weather. hmm… the door said ‘After school program tuesday and wednesday only.’ You see, xenos runs the tues. and wed., and their last day of school was Thursday. only like 5 kids were there but JVeon was there a lil and he is just so cute! We colored these super heros. Mine was “Money Man” (the original name) then Sara titled him “Mr. G” because he was a G. Then he got the name “A Millie.” You can see this drawing on my refrigerator. You want to because it is freakin sweeet. I tried to say bye to tone on the way out but he was bitter. I said “can you give me a hug?” and he just shook his head. I asked why and gary right up and said “Cause hes a SSOOOOOORRRREEE LOOOOSSAAAAA.” that was funny. i love those kids and i didnt even go for the whole time… or even half the time xenos was there.

Well basic is tonight and Jeff told me the paper was due today so i just kind of worked on that the whole time instead of memorizing verses. but it is not due today so i think i am kind of screwed. Well i already know i am taking this class again. I either failed or got a C on every quiz and i know the final is going to be harder. :((( im pretty depressed about it…

The M.T. is going to be sweeeet. Last missions trip was awesome so this oe is going to be awesome and yeah. Jenny Botti said Jill is going to Buffalo I have got to find out which trip she is going on though! I pray it is the same one as ours!!!! Jill Deken was one of my best friends on the Michigan MT. Her and Jenny are the only ones i remain close to, i guess. Me and Jenny frequently write eachother. I am not sure why we dont just call though. I know I dont like talking on the phone. i never find something interesting to say. Plus it is just so awkward not seeing their face. i would rather talk in person… so thats why i am so excited for the Summer Institute! well not just seeing jenny… Adi listened to this teaching and i listened too and i really liked the guy who did it… i forget his name. he was pretty clear and kept me interested, which can be pretty hard.. something i need to work on. So a lot of good teachers will be there, jenny will be there and we will be there :D.

my cat is licking me… he is sooo cute.

dance! next three days, i will be dancing. THursday is my last hip hop class, friday is regearsal and saturday i have two recitals. wee hoooooooo thats gunna be interesting. and i happen to be like the last dance. the theme is around the world. Since our dance is Latin (South America) they go all around the world then down to south america then back to the US. ugg and i have to shovel little kids around too… i hope katie comes to help me with make up, she did mine last year, i was absolutely clueless as to what stage make-up was.
So if you want to go. dont.
i am bound to screw up my dance because i am in th middle most of the time. even practicing, if i am not completely focused, i ruin it.

“hasta lavista mother fu-”
“STOP with the rhyming”
-from my new favorite movie: John Tucker Must Die!!

take a deep breath and pray

so im calm now and i was so stressed when i wrote those two blogs i dont even remember feeling that way but i feel very foolish. and trina helped a lot with her comment.

soo i prayed and am trying to be grateful about all this. so lets do it the old fashion way and make a grattude list (my mom used to make me do this when i was negative.):

  1. i get a Delonte West jersey (which i will probably cherish forever, eek)
  2. i get to go see my grandma where we get spoiled of course
  3. asta i guess is probably a good leader and is recognized and i am happy for her
  4. i get more time to memorize verses for basic
  5. get more time to work on my ppage for J2
  6. the Lord has shown me that my plans do not work… which i always knew i guess i just never experienced it
  7. i went to dance and am getting to know a girl named taylor who is pretty cool and i need ta get her numba!
  8. i am thankful for my bro jeff there too
  9. and ms. andie mcphee who is sticking with me throughout my times
  10. and i havebeen praying and praying for a long time to get out of where i am which is not going anywhere and i think the Lord is ‘testing’ me if thats the right word and putting me through something and i think trusting and faith will just bring me closer, which is exactly what i want more than any delonte west ersey or cavs tickets.

amen.

POEM from spring break prayer meeting

since everyone told me to put the queen of cheesey poems up on my blog, here it is:

 SPRING BREAK ’08

Greatly anticipated with expectations oh so high,

spring break ’08 has been mighty fly

the first day was pink with a little shade of blue

relaxing and fun… without asta too!

forgetting those at home was an honest mistake

and to face the path of doom is a risk i have yet to take

hear, stress, laughter, and joy may sum up these days.

theres been luxury every sunrise, sunset, sunshit; every fase

because one thing i have learned so far

is to never let jordan drive a car                         JK

but so far, the best thing may be

i am truly learning about the B.O.C.

how thankful i am for them

and how God is currently watching over me

my relationships are strengthening

yet tribalism is still lengthening

to watch everyone grow up without me,

may be one of the hardest things to see.

 left to think surrounded by nature

i realize how i neglect my future

and if i want to grow

i must get off my ass and seek to know

the end.

there were a lot of ‘inside jokes’ in there so if you didnt like it, im on your side.

anyways. the cavs game yesturday (friday) was completely embarrassing. though i have go to give it to their second team comming in, the were down soo much! it was like 12 or more points difference and they brought it up to 5. so 95 to 100 and hughes wins again. thats what we get for trading him!! hahahaaaaa

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