Monday, July 30, 2007

2 weeks until Staff Conference!

We leave in less than 2 weeks for Hungary, and we are all very excited! The first year we went, it was a fantastic experience. We were checking out Christian Associates, meeting new people, and reconnecting with our friends the Urbanowiczes. What a great time! The 2nd year (last year), we left for Holland 3 days after arriving in Aix. We were jet-lagged, culture-shocked, and I was not functioning at all. I had recurring thoughts of "What on earth have we just done. we are CRAZY!" It was not a good week. I felt overwhelmed, homesick, incompetent and just plain stupid.
Well, it's year three, and wow, am I looking forward to this. To be able to have extended conversations with people who know exactly what we are going through, struggling with and celebrating! I am looking forward to meeting several people whose lives I have glimpsed through their blogs, especially a sweet family who is coming to serve the families of CA by providing the children's program all week. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to serve in Vienna our first day of conference, through a mini "Serve the City". So many great things to look forward to this year!


tony sheng said...

we can't believe it's less than two weeks.... yikes...
see you there!

kelly_w said...

Can't wait to see you in two weeks! We're going to have to have an FO reunion. And too bad we can't get away to do some retail therapy, eh?