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Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

Time to blog.

So, I have been busy lately. I haven't really had time to sit down and actually type a blog out. While I'm sitting here in photography, I hopefully will finish this blog I started.

As mentioned before, I was in the newspaper with an interview about my brother who is overseas in Iraq. I'm glad the photographer was there when Brent called. It's what my dad called a "God moment." And I totally agree. My brother (who is 9 hours ahead of us) called because it was Thanksgiving Day over there, and oh boy, free phone calls! So he ended up calling us first, then the rest of the family, then finally Sherry. And it's funny, because he gets on Facebook more so we're constantly talking, and it feels like really, he's only over in Washington. But he made a comment over the phone, he said something on the lines of "there are so many guys from the fort that won't be coming back." And it makes me sad, thinking of all those families who will never be reunited with their loved ones that went overseas.
Here's the link: http://www.sj-r.com/voice/x1945273139/Standing-guard

I'm also doing an update on my life, my family and whatnot. Starting with my family, my dad is loving the retired life. He says he's going to get the garage and basement done, but those aren't going anywhere, Instead he's working on his new truck, and going to buy some kayaks... wonder where we're going to put those at. My mom is still busy with her job at St. John's hospital, but hasn't been complaining about it lately which is really good. Sherry is busy with school, and her kids are driving her insane. Their middle schoolers though, so what do you expect from them? We haven't really had family time recently, since I've been busy.

If you haven't heard yet, my aunt (technically my great aunt who really isn't that old) has had breast cancer for three years. Just a couple months ago, the doctors said she had two years to live. Recently, the family was told that she probably wouldn't make it to Christmas. My dad, his brother, and my aunt went to visit her in Ohio this past Sunday, and they came back with possibly the worst looks on their faces. I was told she was not doing well at all, that she most likely wouldn't make it after the next two weeks. I have been praying for her nonstop, and I'm prepared for whatever happens.

I have been doing well surprisingly. Despite my messed up ankle, life is good. I enjoy my job, since the people I work with keep me laughing no matter how stressful it gets. School's good, and I'm doing fairly well in all my classes. My friends are also keeping me going. My depression hasn't really shown up, but I sometimes start to feel it come on, yet I just ignore it and do something to keep me occupied. Other than that, I'm just going with the flow of Film Club on Tuesdays, small groups on Wednesday, soccer games on Mondays, and so on.

Enjoyed your blog, Brenna, even if you're supposed to be paying attention in photography! Sounds like you have a full and busy life and many, many blessings! I will be thinking about your aunt and hoping for a miracle - miracles do happen, you know - and also praying that your brother comes back home safely. Now pay attention to your teacher!
!   Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Great Blog. You have a lot going on! I hope that your brother comes home safely, I can't imagine what that is like. How cool you were in the paper - what a gal you are!
Moore Crazies   Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Great article as I said on Nancy's blurb. You are what keeps those guys and gals going over there, I'm sure. Without all the support here, they would be even lonelier and miss being here more but they are doing their job and that's important and you should be proud of him. I hope your aunt pulls through but it sounds like you are able to manage if that doesn't happen. I had a friend in MN who kept digging in and hanging on much longer than ever expected. They'd said "any day" and 2-3 months later he'd still be with us.

I'm with Nancy--you should be paying attention in class. :) Good blog, though, so we can't complain too much. :)
LGrant   Wednesday, December 2, 2009
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