Thursday, July 31, 2008

A Beautiful Day For A Beautiful Girl

Today was Katelyn’s funeral. It was beautiful. Sometimes it feels akward for me to say a funeral was good, but this one was. There was a lot of tears, many beautiful songs sung and touching speeches made. At the end of the service we released balloons, like 500 of them, it was really cool. Most of them had notes to Katelyn on them. It was amazing to see just how many lives she touched. The message was amazing as well. I really hope the people there heard it and took it to heart. Something like this really makes me think, makes me want to be a better person, inspires me to love other people as God does.

At 10pm, a bunch of people from the churches and from Riverton gathered at Roger and Anita’s house and lit candles and we sang praise and worship songs. It was such a beautiful time. It makes me so glad to be in a church family that cares so much about the members. I know it meant a lot to the family for everyone to be there.

Please continue to pray for the family as they adjust to life without Katelyn. Also please pray for my cousin and my family and also all the other people in Riverton that knew her. Pray that they will come to Jesus because of what they saw in her and what they see in us.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

My World Is a Flood

I heard this song when I was driving home today and it made me bawl. It descibes my life right now, emotionally, spiritually, physically, weatherly, etc, so perfectly. Not even just my life though, I am sure lots of other people are feeling the words of this song right now. Every line is a perfect analogy right now...

Flood by Jars of Clay

Rain, rain on my face
It hasnt stopped raining for days
My world is a flood
Slowly I become one with the mud

Chorus:But if I cant swim after forty days
And my mind is crushed by the thrashing waves
Lift me up so high that I cannot fall
Lift me up
Lift me up - when Im falling
Lift me up - Im weak and Im dying
Lift me up - I need you to hold me
Lift me up - keep me from drowning again

Downpour on my soul
Splashing in the ocean, Im losing control
Dark sky all around
I cant feel my feet touching the ground


Calm the storms that drench my eyes
Dry the streams still flowing
Cast down all the waves of sin
And guilt that overthrow me


Lift me up - when Im falling
Lift me up - Im weak and Im dying
Lift me up - I need you to hold me
Lift me up - keep me from drowning again

Eric's Week At Camp

I am not going to lie, it was a little tough being away from Eric for two weeks, with only a day in between, but it was great for our relationship with eachother and with God. It was a busy week. I didn't really have time to miss Eric! I had SO MANY dog chores to do in a day. It was crazy. Made me appreciate all the help Eric gives me with them. I also sent 3 of my puppies to new homes that week. My little Franco was one of them. I miss him so much! Anyways, the week went by fast and I was very glad to be with Eric again. The next week at Star Lake could not have come at a better time.

Please don't forget to pray for my cousin and the Freisens.

My Week At Camp

I know it has taken me a long time to write about camp, but it is not because it wasn't worth talking about. Camp was amazing! God taught me alot about myself, and alot about how He will provide for you. When Eric left me there, I was not excited about alot of things, and I thought I was going to have a horrible week. I was nervous about being a counsellor cause I had not done it for so long, I felt so useless.

But the week started and and the kids starting coming to my cabin I was feeling more confident. I had a great cabin, it was definatley they cabin God wanted me to have. I am not really going to go into detail. But I think God really showed himself to my campers that week. I hope that I could have taught them something that week. We had lots of fun. I let them go crazy the last night. We put on as many clothes in our suitcase as we could and then went to anther cabin and took off the layers singing "Do you like this, do you like this!" over and over again. SO FUNNY!

Thanks to anyone who prayed for me. They week was also a growing week for me!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Where Have I Been!

I finally have internet again! I just called and set it up tonight, cause I hated not having it at home, and now my summer vacations are all over so I will be home more. It is good to have for selling puppies, staying in touch with friends, and blogging of course.

I have lots to blog about, but I won't do it right now. I just want to ask you to pray for my cousin, Trent. Most of you know about Katelyn's accident, and I can't imagine how hard life must be for him right now. He is not even 20 and has lost a father, brother and now, a girlfriend. Please pray that God will work in his life and heal him. I am just praying God will use this situation in a big way to glorify His name. That hope is what is keeping me from going crazy. Also please pray for the Friesen's, that they will have peace and know that God is with them, and that His ways are always good and He is in control. Thanks.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

My 200th Post!

Wow! I talk alot. Instead I will show you pictures. One of my cabin and one of the counsellor clique.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

I am home!

I think I will write a more in depth post later on, cause right now I am so tired. This past week was really emotionally challenging for me. I had a really fun, amazing and growing week, but it wasn't easy!

Sunday, July 06, 2008


I am so excited/nervous right now! I am off to BCBC to councell for the first time in like 4 years! This is going to be an awesome week, but I need alot of prayer! Please pray that I will be a good example for the kids, that I will be able to bond and form friendships with them, and that I can introduce them to and teach them about God. Also pray for Eric as he gets to take care of all my dogs for the week so I could go! What I good man. Thanks!

Friday, July 04, 2008

He Is Faithful!

On Tuesday night Eric, Travis and I went to Gimli for icecream. We left the Setters out free in the yard, even though I was worried about it, Eric insisted it would be ok. Two hours later when we got home, Maeve was in the yard, and Finn was no where to be found. I tried to remain calm. We borrowed a spotlight from Waldon and searched downtown Mennville. No sign of him.

I had visions of him getting lost in the bush, being attacked by coyotes, not knowing where to sleep for the night, being so scared and alone so far from home (we only had him for two days). I heard a pack of coyotes going crazy and I broke down. I was bawling, begging God to just let him be ok. I prayed so hard. Kathleen and Madison also joined the search for him, I stayed home all called off the deck. There was no sign of him for like an hour.

After praying like crazy, I just felt like I had to calm down and relax. I don't feel like God is speaking to me that often, but this time I felt that He did. He just told me to trust Him completely and not to worry. That is kind of hard for me, cause I know God gives, but He also takes away. I just did not want this to be a taking away time, and I was so worried it would be. However, I did calm down and started watching TV, waiting for Finn to come home.

As soon as I got focused on the show instead of on Finn, I heard a thump outside. I didn't want to check right away, cause I didn't want to get my hopes up. I opened up the door and Finn jumped up on the deck completely filthy! I was SOOOO ecstatic! I cried and thanked God over and over again. He was completely fine! He had no idea I was so worried. He got a bath and it was to bed.

I just had to share this story cause I just feel God showed me that He WILL answer my prayers, that He IS there and that He IS listening, and that He IS faithful.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

1st Road Trip!!

This no internet thing is really cramping my blog style. Anyways...

This past weekend Eric and I went on our first road trip in our Versa. We were so pumped to be going somewhere, we LOVE road trips. I hope we can do another in the fall, a little bit longer this time, and probably not to get a dog. We left Friday evening and drove to Fargo. Our hotel was only $43! It was nothing new, but it was clean. We had and AMAZING sleep and woke up feeling refreshed. I wanted to have a shower but there was no shampoo or anything so I opted not to, bad choice. Later in the day my hair was completely dry, but it looked soaked. ( I think I got away with it though, cause it was raining all day)

We went to Target first, cause it was out of the way. We mostly bought dog stuff, and some clothes for my bro.

We went to Chilli's for lunch. We had an awesome, energetic server (she got a great tip). It was so hard to pick what to eat. Everything looked so delicious. Of course we orderd too much and I was to full for desert :(. I had a strawberry lemonade that was amazing! It was also bottomless! I wish we could have went there more.... next time. The bill was alot less than we thought it would be for the amount of food we got. It was less than 20 bucks a person with appetisers, the meal and drinks!

After lunch we shopped at Petco and bought some bowls, treats and ID tags for Finnley and Spitfire. We didn't shop that much, cause we didn't have that much to buy.

We drove to Detriot Lakes (where we were picking up Finn) early and tried to find a vet. Some nices ladies in Wal-Mart helped us find a guy that could give Finn his rabies shot so we could take him over the border. We got really lucky cause most places were closed on Saturday. We shopped a bit in Wal-Mart. Most of the stuff I bought was for my mom.

We met the breeder in the Wal Mart parking lot and she informed us that Finn gets car sick, and she didn't know that before (YAY, they don't have gravol in the US). We put him in the car and he immediatley peed on his blanket. YAY. He also hopped from the hatch to the back seat to the front seat and all over the place. I went back into Wal Mart to buy another blanket for him and I also picked up a car harness, probably my best decision of the day. When I had got back to the car he had a nice crap waiting in the hatch (on the blanket luckily) and Eric had let him drag it all over the car with his feet because "you took both leashes inside and forgot your cell phone in the car, what else was I suppposed to do". YAY. Eric got sent back into Wal-Mart to buy some cleaner and paper towel while I walked Finn through puddles to get the diarrhea off his feet.

We got the car all cleaned up and put the new blanket in the car and got the car harness of Finn and buckled him up. I just wanted to get home ASAP. Because there is no gravol in the US, Finn puked in our car 5 times. I was so happy for the blanket and towel I had bought earlier, and the paper towel Eric got. After he got that out of his system he pretty much slept all the way home.

At the border we had to get our vehicle checked in the garage. They found illegal fireworks in our bag, that we bought 2 trips ago. Eric forgot they were there! ARGH. We didn't get in that much trouble anyways.

We got home about 1:30. Finn didn't whine that much and we slept good.

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