Wow. I hadn't realized how long it had been since I last posted.
My summer was leisurely packed with all sorts of things, not one of them having a huge impact on the girls I serve.
Although in late July I found out I am pregnant! That's pretty signifigant, but I still don't know how this is going to effect my work with teen moms. I have an idea that it may be a good tie in for me because many more of the girls this year are also pregnant rather than having toddlers. But I'm not entering into this with any big expectation or misguided notions that this baby is for this purpose. I am content in waiting on God to reveal it in His own time. I've learned my lesson.
I've assumed the Coordinator position for our MOPS group (Mothers of PreSchoolers). I really like it, but it is a stressor. And I'm still plugging along with the Seeds of Hope program. We were supposed to have meetings over the summer, but I cancelled them because most of the girls left the area for the season. They haven't returned to Lindberg either. They either have graduated or have returned to tradtional high school. There was one girl that at the end of last year found out that she was pregnant again. She was considering abortion. I tried to reach out to her, but she seemed kind of out of reach. I was thinking about her all summer long but didn't know how to ge tin touch with her.
Well, she showed up at Lindberg last week full of life! I was so happy to see her. She's due in January.
I've resumed this school year with Seeds of Hope. We had a meeting last friday. It didn't go as I "planned" but it was what it was supposed to be, I guess.
I'll try to keep this blog updated more often.