Monday, May 4, 2009


Seriously? It's May already? I can honestly say that I'm shocked at how quickly this year is going by. I mean I come home in 53 days, what on earth is that? 

May will definitely fly by seeing as it's going to be a very busy month. So, I'll give you all the rundown.

I'm not really doing that much today seeing as it's a bank holiday. I have a feeling this week is going to go by pretty slowly seeing as I'm anxious for Thursday to get here! On Thursday I will FINALLY get to pick out my dorm room! Ah! I seriously cannot wait! I already found my roommate too, her name is Bethany. She's from Kansas City, MO and I can tell we're going to have a lot of fun together next year! It will be marvelous.

On Saturday I'm going with Ste and Nicole and their youth to Alton Towers (an amusement park). I have seriously been roller-coaster deprived all year long so this will be fantastic. Although, I'm going to Disney World with the family in approximately 89 days! It's basically going the be the highlight of my summer. 

Next Tuesday the American team from Mary-Hardin Baylor will be arriving in the Northeast. They're quite a large group so we're splitting them up over the different Youth for Christ projects in the area. My area of Stokesley/Great Ayton is getting some and I know Nunthorpe is getting some. Nicole will be moving out that week to be a host in someone else's home and George the chaplain will be staying here with Ste and I. It's going to be a busy week and a half. They come on the 12th and leave on the 21st. I'm really looking forward to venturing up to Edinburgh with the team though! Nicole and I have yet to go to Scotland since being here so I think we're both really looking forward to that!

On Friday, May 22 it's going to be the day of all days! Nicole and I are going to see BEYONCE in concert!! Oh my cow, it's going to be spectacular! I'm pretty sure neither one of us was expecting to see Beyonce when we came to England, but nevertheless we are both thrilled!

That next week is May half-term and I'm going to go spend the week in Oxford with my good friend, Tom Spicer. Oxford is his hometown so I think it will be fun to be shown around by someone who knows the city pretty well. Our friends Si and Jess should be coming to join us for a few days so it will be splendid. :)

I was going to just report on May, but I haven't been blogging very much so why not update you on what June looks like for me as well? 

The first weekend of June I'm going to make my way down to Nottingham to visit my beautiful American friend, Erin! She's from Ohio! Don't hold it against her that she's an Ohio State fan.....haha. But, it will be good to see her before I go home! She's returning to the states next year too, and hopefully she'll be attending college in Kansas! I'm keeping my fingers crossed, because Kansas and Arkansas aren't too far apart! 

After that I'm not really doing anything exiting. June is going to have a lot of "lasts" for me if you will. My last youth groups, last time to teach on Sunday morning, last S1, last full team meeting, last wider team meeting, last missions committee update, last day of work, and finally my last day in England. It's going to be a really difficult month for me. I'm also not looking forward to packing away my life for the past 10 months in 2 suitcases that each have to weigh less than 50 pounds. Nicole will probably have to help me out there. 

Even though I really am looking forward to coming home and spending time with my family and friends, I'm also incredibly sad. England has been my home for the past year and it's going to be really tough to leave it behind. I'm just taking in as much of it as I can before I go home. 

Happy May!


1 comment:

Brittany Castle said...

I love you and I'm so incredibly proud of you! You're my hero for following the Lord all the way to England and just having a heart for Him in all you do. I'm so proud of the young woman you have become this year. Your obedience and faith in the Lord are definitely examples of the kind of humble servant God calls all of us to be, and a reason of why I look up to you. I remember this time last year thinking how on earth am I going to survive without my best friend next year? But the distance has only made the heart grow fonder :) Our friendship is still just as strong, if not stronger. You have helped me get through this semester in more ways than you know! You have always had an encouraging word right when I needed it the most! Finish out your last months in England strong! You are a light to the world Kelsey Leigh Raymer!

Miss and love you best friend!