Friday, November 27, 2009


I'm so thankful for so many things!
First, I'd like to update you since the last post-my info on my Mac was able to get most of the information off-thanks to a business in South Bend called Pixel Creek. They retrieved the info and reinstated my hard drive for $135. Much better than the $700 from the other company I got the quote from!
Today we are celebrating thanksgiving at my house. My parents are here, Joel, Kristi, and their two sons, Logan and Eli are hear and stayed the night. Lyndsey and Zach are coming for lunch. Unfortunately, my other sister, Erin, and her family, Bob, Shaun, and Jaxyn couldn't make it. But I'll see them at Christmas. There is still much baking to be done before lunch is ready, so I'll have to keep this short.
Things I'm thankful for (in random order):
My health
My family
My faith
My job
My future job at World Medical Mission
My house
My garden
My friends
My church
Feeling loved

Friday, November 13, 2009


Last week friends Bill and Trixy left South Bend for a month of travels before leaving for a five year stay in Cameroon. It's been a rough week since, as they are close friends. However, I am rejoicing because this weekend I am spending time with them at the Global Health Missions Conference in Louisville.
So many things have happened since last week. Unfortunately, in the process of trying to put Windows XP on my Mac, I reformatted the hard drive, and have lost alot of data. I don't think I will be able recover it. I'm rather sad about this. There are a few things that are backed up other places, but not everything. I have one more place to check out to see what they can do. Be praying they can help!
No further progress has been made on plans for my post-graduate fellowship...I'm waiting for replies from WMM and from Joe Harvey in Congo. However, there are many things for me to do before I am ready to leave. Watching Bill and Trixy pack up and prepare to leave has helped open my eyes on all I need to do! Cleaning out the house, deciding what to take, what to leave, what to sell, and what to store is going to be a HUGE task, and is almost overwhelming to me. This in addition to a few things I need to do to get the house ready to put on the market. Oh, and complete residency and my Masters in Public Health. Just a few things on my plate. But with God's help, I'll get it all done.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

The journey continues...

So after over a year hiatus from this blog, I've decided to start it back up again. I found it amusing to read my last entry. I had forgotten I had been having a dream about loss of my passport. Incidentally, it was stolen while I was in London on my way home. I have since gotten a new one, and used it recently to go to Ecuador for a mission trip. I travelled with Tim Noveroske, Randy Bladyl and many others to Chone, Ecuador for one week. Together, we saw many patients for medical and surgical conditions. It was a very rewarding trip. We were able to do several hernia repairs, both umbilical and inguinal, as well as vein stripping, an open cholecystectomy, and a circumcision.
Now I have returned to South Bend, IN, where I am completing a fourth year in Family Medicine Residency while completing a Masters in Public Health from Loma Linda University. I am currently preparing for my job following residency-a two year post-graduate fellowship through World Medical Mission.
Well, off to complete some homework....