Monday, August 22, 2005


I guess I'm due for an update. Today was our first day of school. But only one of my classes has started so I didn't have that much to do. I work from 11-7 with Jessica. We had alot of fun because we were the only two guards - excluding the manager - and there weren't that many people there. I'm really sad to be starting school. My summer has been so awesome! I got to go to ECHO and meet new people, and become closer to my other friends. I've gotten to be on the Rivi swim team and to have a real job and to make over $1,000! God has really blessed me.

Though I can't sit here and say that my summer has been perfect. There have definitely been things I would change. Things that I regret. Things that I will remember for the rest of my life. There have been times I've just wanted to call people up and tell them exactly how I feel, but I've held it inside. Or I've just laid on my bed and sobbed. I know God puts those kinds of things in our lives for a purpose, and because its part of his plan. All I have to do is remember that, but sometimes its so hard.

Quote of the post:
"We gather strength from sadness and from pain. Each time we die we learn to live again." -Source Unknown

To end on a lighter note, here's a joke I wanted to post:

Two campers are hiking in the woods when one is bitten on the butt by a rattlesnake. "I'll go into town for a doctor," the other says. He runs ten miles to a small town and finds the only doctor delivering a baby. "I can't leave" the doctor says. "But here's what to do. Take a knife, cut a little X where the bite is, suck out the poison and spit it on the ground." The guy runs back to his friend, who is in agony. "What did the doctor say?" the victim cries. "He says your gonna die."


Rachel said...

I'm really glad that you have a great summer!!
And oh yes I really liked the joke, really funny!!
See ya,

SaraY said...

That joke makes a nasty image form in my head...
I'm glad you and jess are having fun! And making money! If you have any extra, send it this way!

Charity said...

Ellie...ugh I don't have time for a long comment, I gotta go to bed. But I want to call you. I love you..I'm sorry I haven't been a better friend in calling you this summer. Don't hesitate to call if you ever need me, hun. God is so awesome, and I'm glad you know to trust Him. And he CAN get you through anything...I'm learning that as well, lately. I'll talk to you hopefully soon.

Restored...... said... the joke! :-) i agree with you on what you had to say about situations. Altho i dont understand why God has let me endure and struggle through some of the things i have this past summer, i am quite sure that they have been in effort of growing me. There are many things i deeply regret as well, so ur not alone there. peace

Jamey said...

good joke.