Tuesday, May 14, 2013

One million times richer

Life in these parts has been pretty exciting lately. This weekend held the Junior Senior Banquet, organized by the junior class to honor the senior class. I had been asked to help with music,so. Was privileged to attend. It was a fantastic evening showcasing the talents of many of our students, and highlighting tributes to seniors from their classmates and dorms. The entire evening was very special!

In addition to JSB, we have had a lot of other activities. Sometimes it seems as though every individual in the dorm is flying off in a different direction. We have had home soccer games, meetings, appointments, recitals, field trips, in addition to normal meal planning and everyday tasks around the dorm. Needless to say, life has been full. However, in the midst of it all, we have had opportunities for quiet times, together, as a 'family.' My favorite times are when I'm sitting on a couch or cooking in the kitchen, and one of the guys will come in and start up a conversation. Soon other guys follow, and we'll have a crazy conversation filled with laughter. Other times, as I'm working, several guys will come through, one at a time, wanting to talk about whatever is in their minds. Sometimes we laugh, sometimes we cry. Sometimes both. Whatever the case, at the end of the day, I fall into bed about one millions times richer because of the confidence that was shared. The funny thing is, I frequently find myself thinking how inadequate I feel for this job. I don't feel that I deserve the trust placed in me by each guy. I don't feel like have the wisdom or the words for any situation. What continues to amaze me, though, is the grace God gives for each moment. More often than not I end up thinking, 'ok Lord, here we go!' And then He speaks, and acts, and loves. Because the truth is that I am not capable of anything on my own. But for some reason, God has chosen to place all of us at Sonne in each other's lives, and given us the duty of living, loving, and learning together. I am so thankful. Because even after weekends like this past one, when there were three thousand details like this past ones, I can tell you that the reason it couldn't have gone any better had nothing to do with the fact that I remembered to do hot lunch, or if i got the guys where they needed to be on time. It has everything to do with the fact that my Father's grace is sufficient. So it is Monday and I may be exhausted, but I am overwhelmed with the fact that have a God who loves me more than I will ever understand, and that I have as much of a lifetime as He gives me to love Him too. 



                  Senior Guys looking handsome for JSB. More pictures to come!