Wow, so today was eventful.
First, Providence was having a blood drive for a lady in our church who is fighting cancer. I went to give blood, and found out that I couldn't because apparently the part of China that I visited last summer has malaria in epidemic proportions, so I can't give until I've been back in the country for at least a year. I hate not being able to help. It made me sad, but I was glad that I at least tried, even though donating blood makes me really sick.
Okay, the second thing that happened is really a lot more exciting. I had dinner with Jason and his family tonight! Yes, the very same Jason that so many of you have kept in your prayers as he has been going through the process of trying to get paroled. He was released today! It was a really neat experience to be a part of such a special night. I was so honored to be included. He has so much potential. I really hope and pray that he succeeds in becoming the man that I believe he can be. Those of you who are praying for him, please continue! :-)
Along those same lines, I haven't heard from Stacy since he has been out. Please pray for him and his wife, too.
Last but not least, shout out to Katie Randall who - as of next Friday - will be Dr. Katie Randall!!! Woo-hoo! I'm so proud of you chica. You kicked pharmacy school's butt. :-) I love you and miss you!