Well, I have been very busy traveling to debate tournaments (I'll have been to ten by the end of this semester) and also traveling to WA to spend time with my brother and his wife. I am also here to see the birth of my first niece/nephew. Right now I am sitting on their couch enjoying some quite time. We have spent our time taking walks to the water front and around their neighborhood. It has been such a great trip. I have loved being able to spend time with my brother. It has been such a long time since we were able to hang out. There has been a lot of laughing and sarcasm happening in this house.
I've decided to write a book. Don't get too excited! I have started this process so many times. But I do hope that this will be a book that will be finished and that will impact many lives. It was something I was going to work on in a different way but I am so happy with the idea of making it a book. I am hoping to update you all on here about the outline and different ideas I have for it. Here is a very small preview of the first chapter:
"I can feel a desperate plea. This fragile thing begs me to love. No matter what I do it hurts more to love than ignore.
It was cold and sterile. The room was dim with depression illuminating the pain that was felt. In the darkest corner a small curled up figure lay gasping for hope. Just one moment changed the entire direction of her future. One thoughtless decision."
Some people in my life have written me off or just ignored me. Sometimes it is because of what I have done. Most of the time it is because they don't want to face the problems that lie between us. These people make me sad. I want to talk to people. Especially if I am the one that has caused the problems. And if you just choose to ignore me because of your dumb decision then please realize that no matter what you do can make me hate you or ignore you. God forgives me daily, and I want to follow Him. So please realize that I forgive you too. Give me the chance to love you the way God loves me.