Sorry I haven't been so good about keeping you updated on the details of my life. I'm hoping at some point, life will slow down enough for my blogging to be a more regular occurrence.
Anyway, I just found out a piece of news (the good variety) that almost made me cry. Yes, me. Mr. Dead on the inside. So I was scanning the list of leaders that are bringing students to the Pittsburgh Project next week. One of the leaders who is coming was a stuednt in my small group back in 2007. When I met him, he was a middle schooler, now he's bringing a group of middle schoolers! Granted, he's just a student leader because he's under 21, but he's still a leader. On one hand it makes me feel really old. On the other hand, it makes me feel really proud. This kid followed me like a lost puppy when he came as a sixth grader. I'd like to think I had some influence on his life. I also wish I had done a better job of staying in touch with him over the years. Hopefully after we reconnect next week, we can stay in better touch.
I feel kinda sappy, but this is the closest thing I've gotten to being one of those youth leaders who gets to watch his/her kids grow up and become youth leaders. It's pretty emotional.
...alright, apparently I need to go watch Die Hard or something before I start to gush.