Thursday, May 29, 2008

Life....and death

Life is fleeting....we seem so fragile!

I know that no one reads my blog yet, but my heart is heavy for several families right now and I must write about them.

The link at the bottom of my blog goes to Angie Smith's blog. Her husband is in the band Selah. Angie's blog is basically about her daughter, Audrey Caroline, who went to be with the Lord just two short hours after her birth into this world.

Sadly, this family has been hit with death again...Todd Smith (who is Angie's husband) has a sister named Nicol Sponberg (who used to be in Selah). Nicol and her husband Greg just had a beautiful baby boy this past March. Nicol went to check in on him the other night and he wasn't breathing....they think he may have died from SIDS but they are not sure. I cannot imagine....

Another family I am thinking of and praying for is the Steven Curtis Chapman family. Oh my goodness.....their youngest daughter was outside playing and their 17 year-old son accidently hit and killed her with an SUV. She had just turned 5.

My heart is heavy for these that are grieving their precious little ones. I know that, as Christians, we are not immune to these horrible trials....but it is impossible to understand why God allows it. It's mighty tough to trust God in these circumstances...only He knows the reasons.

If you happen to stumble upon this blog for some reason...please say a prayer for these families.

And if you have children....go kiss them and thank the Lord you have them today!!!!

-Bethany :)

Wednesday, May 28, 2008


I figure since I am at work (again) that I could at least explain what I do :)

I am a nationally certified Interpreter for the Deaf. At this time, I am a video relay interpreter...which is essentially a phone operator. Deaf individuals call us on their videophone and we can see them on our computer screen (and they can see us)...they will give us a phone number and we call it. After we are connected, I say my line ("This is Interpreter # ____ and I have a video relay call for you") and if they don't hang up (smile), I will interpret the call for the Deaf individual. It's quite exciting!

Use this link to find out more:
Actually, I was going to put a video on here, which would be even better...but I couldn't figure out how to do it! Dang...

I like my job...for the most part. There are stressful times, just like any job I figure. I love the Deaf community, so that helps :)


Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The First Day...

So, this is the first official post on my blog. I'm so excited!!!
Actually, I am at I can't say too much. In fact, I should probably go.
I'll write more soon!