life beyond the well…

A Monumental Week…


This week was amazing- in more ways that one.  Professionally, I completed my first FULL week of teaching and coaching middle school volleyball.  What an awesome and exhausting experience.  It’s so rewarding to be able to do something you love; so much so, that the fatigue that you feel from long hours doesn’t bother you.  I’m so thankful for the opportunity to do what I love.

What was the real exciting part of the week for me was the Democratic National Convention.  I blinked back tears as I watched Michelle and Barack give wonderfully exciting speeches that have further propelled our country into anticipation of what’s to come in November.  As I’ve said before, I’ve always been hopeful that I would experience an African-American president during my lifetime.  I just didn’t think it would be this soon.  As I watch Senator Obama execute his campaign with dignity and class, I’m so overwhelmed with pride.  There really aren’t enough words to thoroughly express how I feel, but I’m working on it.

All in all, it was a pretty good week.  I’m still holding on…and I guess that’s a good thing.

Pray for me…


Author: erin.almond

God-chaser. NC native, now planted in Jacksonville, FL. Happily married to a handsome church-planting pastor. I am easily excited by Jesus, education, cupcakes, Moleskine notebooks, and Pepsi. Overwhelmed by God's amazing grace, undeserving of His love and mercy.

2 thoughts on “A Monumental Week…

  1. Congratulations Erin! I will certainly pray for you. 🙂

    The Obamas are so amazing… We are so fortunate to be able to witness this event in history. The nomination, the thoughtfulness they’ve brought into politics, and their apparent love for one another are all so inspiring…

  2. I cannot say enough about Michelle and Barack Obama’s speech at the DNC.

    Also, you teach middle school volleyball.

    so does my blog buddy. check her out. maybe y’all can discuss strategies or something. she’s a good blogger as well.

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