Monday, October 23, 2006

Blessed are...

And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying...

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

Matthew 5:1-9

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Hot Wheels!!!

For those who are interested. Two weeks ago my mom, brother and I went to the south of Holland, Limburg, to get a bike for me. Most people in Holland ride a bike to school, work, the stores, the park... everywhere. I used to bike well when I was a child, but after TM I more or less chickened out of it, afraid I would fall. But last year a good friend of mine really encouraged me to go bike, and I went with my dad to the forest and after a little while I realized that I could still bike quite ok. I never tired it in the city because my legs are not strong enough to stop a normal bicycle in a normal way... don't know how else to word it... you'd have to see me to get it. But... I found a Three-wheeler online (I refuse to call it a tricycle), for a good price and decided to go for it! My lovely family is and has always been so supportive of me and both my mom and brother went all the way down there with me, and my little brother managed to get the bike on 3 trains, a bus, and then he biked home with me on the back! =) Now let me tell you... it might look easy and simple to ride... but I assure you it is neither. It is not at all like riding a normal bike. You should come try it just for fun. When I first tried I almost ran right into a car, and then a tree trying to avoid the car... my brother... he did worse. But, now I feel a bit more comfortable with it and once I'm really good at it I would like to bike to work. It is getting kind of cold over here... but we'll see.

Here it is! This was at the airport where we were waiting for a bus. Please excuse the model; he's lovely and I do love him and all but he gets all adolescent and cranky/cool when it comes to pictures. Kids...

It's not a big bike so it's just perfect for me! As you can see, you can also sit on it while it's still and... NOT fall!!! (btw) C.D. I hope you don't mind I posted some pictures of you without asking you first... :s

I feel like this is truly a great blessing for me, and I'm also very thankful to God for the kind of family I have and all my caring friends that are always trying to find a way to encourage me and see me do well. THANK YOU!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Another good-bye

I have moved to another place once again... Two years ago at a costume party I dressed up as a Pirate but everybody thought I was a Gypsy for some reason... That's kind of what I've become in a way. In the last two years I have lived in 5 different places and I just keep moving from one place to another for different reasons. But I do long for that one place (in the near future I hope) I will be able to call my "real home". The kind where you can draw on your own walls and it would be ok because you are the boss. For now... I must say good-bye to my old place up in an attic. I will miss...

Dinners with Ben... work spot...

...early morning views from my little window =)... (you can even see one of my old colleagues getting to work!)

...the way I had set up my things... wonderful... well, you can see...

... and walking by this beautiful canal each day.

But, no worries. I am now living in a pink building on the 19th floor, so that should also be interesting.

God bless.... =)