Thursday, December 30, 2010

I love my Dad

It's true! I do!

Now, I would pretend like this blog post isn't just about satisfying my Dad's need to see that I'm keeping up with this, but there's just no point. You know Dad.

But for those of you who aren't Walter Thomas, I'd just like you to know that he's a really cool guy.

He always knows how to explain things in terms that you can understand. When I was a child I remember him explaining things to Kyle and I in ways that we could relate to. No matter how difficult the subject he always knew how to bring it down to our level, and I have seen him do the same thing with Joshua.

He is very affectionate. He's not one of those overbearing parents that suffocates you or anything like that, but he knows how to show you he loves you. And he has been the best example of what a husband and father should be that I could ever ask for.

He is turning 50 soon.

Happy Birthday Dad.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas and Red Headed Realism

It's been some time since my last post, and for that I am sorry. It's just that I thought no one was reading so I felt it wasn't worth keeping up. I have since learned that there are a few faithful readers out there, and to them I earnestly express my apologies.

Christmas is coming, and I've never been less excited. It's not to say that I'm no longer looking forward to it, I am. It's just not as special this year. I can't honestly say I am all that happy right now and I don't think that Christmas Day can fix that. I'm not sure there's anything that can fix that right now. Life is just hard. There isn't all that much to be happy about. I'm certainly grateful for the things I do have, but I'm also seriously struggling with the things I don't have.

And here's the dose of Red Headed Realism:

In the past two years I've been more mixed up about my life and future than I've ever been before. In that two years I've experienced more failure than ever before... in my finances, spiritual life, emotional life, academics, and aspirations.

That real enough for everyone?

Sorry for the tone of the post. Please know that it was cathartic for me.

Merry Christmas.

Nicole

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Saving Case Chapel



This is the video my Class saw yesterday in Class Chapel. I think it went well overall.