Saturday, June 24, 2017


I am still exhausted after returning from Brooklyn. One week at home, and then I will have to get back to work.

I am home with my mom and dad, and from the looks of Dad, he needs my help. She looks frail and her hair has begun to thin out. The alternative medicine wasn’t working, so she decided to go the traditional route. I truly wish she hadn’t. Seeing her like this now, I wish I had come sooner!

For the first couple of days, I take over for Dad and all his labor of love for her. I tell my mom all about our trip to NY. How we met Jenny while eating our lunch at that restaurant. How amazing it was to help others. The beautiful places and art work I was able to see while we were there.

I could tell she tried to put on that brave Mom face, but I knew better.

She isn’t well and neither am I…


Saturday, June 10, 2017

Brooklyn, NY ... Part 2

New York. What a dream come true to walk these streets.

Danika and I just spent five days helping a local ministry called Chosen People, Shalom Brooklyn. The ministry includes street evangelism, where they pass out reading materials and reach out to the Jewish Community about the New Testament. Danika was great at all that, but I just found it hard to talk. I wish I had a Danika I could turn on and off in my head.

On Wednesday, Danika and I stopped for coffee and met Jenny, who is currently in high school and plans on attending college to become an investigative reporter. She is extremely outgoing and very friendly!! It was exciting getting to meet someone with a similar career.

What an amazing opportunity this was for Danika.

I will not forget this incredible group of people.


Saturday, June 3, 2017

Mission Trip to Brooklyn, N.Y. ... Part 1

Say what? Yes, you heard it here first!! We, Danika and I, were asked if we wanted to help her church and go with them for a weekend!!! Can you believe it? Me neither!! New York City, an author's dream!

I have continued to go to the Bible Studies with Danika and I was so surprised when they invited me to go with them, but Danika assures me it is easy to help others. Although I am still so worried about my mom.

Well, it’s time to pack my suitcase. The library won’t miss me for a few days; I called my supervisor and she said to have a great time. She was actually happy I was going, aww!

My first trip to NY! Here we come!!!