Monthly Archives: June 2012

Getting Closer


This week is going to be filled with a lot of preparations to get me ready to go to Budapest.

Last Friday was my last day at work, I’m going to miss everyone there so much – they all touched my life in more ways than they know.  This last weekend I was busy priming our apartment for maintenance to come in and paint it as soon as we’re all moved out (if anyone has any suggestions for how to get paint speckles off I’d be more than happy to try them =) ).

Later on this week I will be headed to Charlottesville for pre-site training.  I’m going to be meeting the girl who will be teaching in Croatia, Megan, while I’m in Budapest, along with the board members of CEO, and various missionaries who either are or have been on the field.  I’m looking forward to this time of getting both people and logistics better.

Lately I have just been completely overwhelmed by the prayers and support coming from places I never would have considered.  I just wanted to thank you all for your continued prayers as I get ready to depart and to let you know that they are indeed felt and deeply appreciated!  Köszönöm! (I’m pretty sure that’s “thank you”)




It’s hard to believe that there’s just over a month left until I leave for Hungary!  I think the closeness of it really hit me this weekend when I got my last work schedule for The Drowsy Poet.

Already there have been several large changes from the original plan:  I’m going alone now; and the original job that I was hired for fell through which allowed crazy doors to open and now I’m going to be teaching English at a University in Budapest.

I am learning to really not have expectations on the journey and to be beyond flexible.  As a wise person once told me, “It’s not better, it’s not worse, it’s just different”.

I am so incredibly blessed by this opportunity and the fact that I will have the schedule of a professor will hopefully open even more doors for opportunities to work with youth within the city.

Also, I am so incredibly thankful for and blessed by all my friends and family who have shown me such support as I head out on this journey.

I’m going to try and use this blog to keep you all update (and to keep your inboxes as clutter free as possible), so I’m going to try and be faithful in the updates =)

Jó napot!   Viszlát!

(I’m also a bit daunted by the Hungarian language – so far I may speak more than a Hungarian infant =P )