weekly photo challenge: object

Well the Super Bowl has come and gone. It is the object of America’s affection. Last night I was walking through my community and came upon said object. Here are some photos of that. The other photo is of an object I use from time to time as an OR nurse. See if you can guess what it is. 🙂

For more on this subject, stop by The Daily Post.

His… Michelle
Philippians1:20

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missing my Mercy Ships family today

Last night I got a friend request from Paul on Facebook. Soon after, I received a message asking after my health and whereabouts.

Today I bumped into my neighbor. He had a laundry basket in his arms. My building has one washer and one dryer. It costs $1.25 for each. I thought to myself, Wouldn’t it be great if I could get everyone in the building to sign up for a regular laundry slot? Then we would all know and not have to figure out who’s doing laundry when. Alas, I live in a building with 12 apartments. It is not a community.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m happy to have my space. But boy, I sure miss the organization of that laundry room. Weird. Right?

Then after church tonight, I had dinner with some ladies who wanted to know about the ship, not in the superficial chit chat way, but in the real deep way.

I also got an email from a friend who missed my newsletter about coming home. She thought I was still there.

Finally, one of the family’s I did my training with announced the birth of there son. He’s beautiful. I may never meet him.

All of a sudden I’m full of grief. I miss them all so much, this group of people who loved me despite my hard, crunchy coating.

When I said goodbye to them, my date night friend Matthew cried. His mom told me it was a good thing because it meant he really loved me.

To all my beautiful Mercy Ships family, tonight I’m crying. It is a good thing. It means I love you and miss you!

His… Michelle
Philippians1:20

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weekly photo challenge: community

Two weeks ago, I moved into a new home in a really awesome new community. I’m living in the small town of Lauderdale by the Sea Florida. Why the italics? Because while my town is a small town, it’s in the heart of Broward county which is home of Ft Lauderdale and a myriad of other places. It’s a small town absorbed into a population of more than 1.8 million people. But it’s way cool. I am so blessed to be living here.

Every winter, Ft Lauderdale hosts Winterfest. It’s a boat parade. Since I live between the ocean and the intercoastal I decided to invite a couple friends and check it out. Here are photos of my new community. Be sure to go over to the Daily Post to see more interpretations of this week’s challenge.

His… Michelle
Philippians1:20

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Gathering on the river by the drawbridge

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Great turnout. We had one fella leading us in Christmas carols while we waited.

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My personal favorite boat

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Reaching the end