This lovely note that Ryan (and Liz) made me for my arrival home on Sunday after camp!
Adam Boatz. He has been a true friend and an anchor for me over the last couple years, as someone that I trust and someone who is quite hilarious too. Good to share dinner last night!
The cafeteria workers at Ryans school. I had lunch with Ryan and his class last week and I saw a group of people who were tirelessly working to serve, nurture, clean, and bless all the kids with good food and good lunch time.
The clear blue sky and energy lift it brings.
Seeing the stars and being mesmerized this past weekend. So so cool.
The community garden that has been and will continue to be a part of Kolter Elementary.
Alarm clocks that keep me up when I am dozing away in bed.
Liz’s support and appreciation of my career and work as a pediatric chaplain.
Sharing quality time with the Decker family and seeing them grow as a family.
Supporting fathers at the Retreat of Renewal. It is humbling to watch their love for their families and also to be the receiver of their memories, their stories, and their hopes as they move through grief.
Playing capture the flag at camp.
Jeff Fischer, who was so important to me in my short time in transition in SoCal before I started at TCH. His humor and brotherly kindness supported me so much. Happy birthday Jeff!
Brittany Goldy’s engagement!!! This makes me so happy for her and for the future God creates for her.
The health of my family. Any time at this camp reminds me to appreciate the people around because life itself is fragile.
My parents preparing to move to Houston. I love following them step by step and knowing that a year away has become months!
Buescher State Park, where Liz and I enjoyed a hike yesterday. I loved the elevation changes, the lovely yaupon hollys and live oaks and loblolly pines, and the beautiful smell of pine on a cool day.
This Valentine I received from a family and little one I know! So cute!
Andrea Sawyer Gray. I got to know her as an RN in the PICU and now I get to see her all the time in Cardiology. I love the way she brings voice to her work, a voice that carries wisdom, humor, and advocacy as a genuine person.
A weekend with lots of outside time and things I love to do.
A Bucc-Ees drink and snack on long car drives and after hikes. The choices there are great for us after sweating on a hike!