Awed and Amazed

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!!"

Cast of Characters June 12, 2009

La Familia

  • Kathy – Mother, friend, confidant. She wears multiple hats in my life and I am so blessed to have her as my mom.
  • John – Father… As nerdy as he can be at times, his heart is always in the right place. He is always there, making sure his marbear is smiling.
  • Phoebe – Oldest, youngest sister. She is fearless, I think you would have to be to serve our country in the military and spend a year in Iraq.
  • JC – My one and only brother. He has a heart of gold. Like me, he is compassionate for others and will be an awesome teacher.
  • Hannah – Youngest sister. Intelligent, hard worker and my partner in crime… If I need to talk, she is there ready to listen.
  • Grandma Peggy – I have to list her, she has always been there through thick and thin. She is one of my many prayer warriors. If I need spiritual advice, she is there to supply.
  • Grandpa Keith – He a major reason for my passion for medicine. If I can be half the doctor and man he has been, I will be truly blessed. Our favorite past time is getting grandma all worked up and working on the newspaper crossword together. 🙂

 Mis Amigos

Iowa Crew

  • Deborah – I love this gal!! She is there for me in so many ways, I am so glad to have her. I love spending time with her family – Jake (her husband) and their 2 girls, Ava and Kyleigh.
  • Amy – We have been through thick and thin since high school. We have shed many tears together. She is just awesome!
  • Jami – HS friend who lives overseas now. We don’t see each other much, but she lives life to the fullest.
  • Shanna – HS friend who lives in FL. Someday she and her husband will live overseas running a B&B.
  • Stephanie – HS friend who live in CO. Always willing to do some of the more non-traditional fun with me.
  • Gannon – HS friend in the military. We understand each other, best way to describe our friendship. 

Wartburg Crew

  • Terri – Former roommate from my undergrad days, but is still a huge part of my life. We may live far away, but she is always a friendly phone call away.
  • Jamie – Former roommate from my undergrad days, she is the theatrical one. She will stage manage on Broadway one day and I will go see her do what she loves!
  • Jess – Choir friend who is fabulous! We can read each others’ mind and it always drove the boys nuts.
  • Bryan – One of the boys and is the ham bone of the bunch, always has to make some comment to make you think twice about him.
  • Pretzel (Daniel) – One of the boys, he always finds a way to make you laugh despite how you are feeling.
  • Brian – One of the boys, thoughtful and always a shoulder to lean on.
  • Paul – Good friend who I met through another friend in undergrad. He is an amazing man of God, he has a passion for working with the youth.
  • Shannon and Phil Schroetter – Shannon was my bio nerd friend, we spent many a nights locked in the bio building working on our research together. Phil lived down the hall from me. He is full of life and was always up for hanging out!

Lincoln Crew

  • Anna – Was first my classmate, then a roommate, and now is one of the greatest women of God I have the privilege to call friend. She has one of the biggest hearts for giving and serving God’s people.
  • Rebekah – Anna’s sister who was also a roommate. She one amazing and unique gal who just loves life being God’s hands and feet here on Earth.
  • Casandra – Also a roommate, but has become a great friend (thanks God!). She is also another person I can turn to for advice and just to tell me “umm Mary, no.”
  • Grace – Anna’s youngest sibling. She just makes me smile, full of spunk. If you knew her, you would understand. 🙂
  • Joshua – Brother to Anna . He is a thinker and I find his perspective interesting, gives you something to think about.
  •  Timothy – Brother to Anna. He somehow makes me laugh everytime I see him.
  • Daniel – Brother to Anna. I like sit back and listen to him when he gets into a conversation he is passionate about.
  • John – Brother to Anna. John is always going and doing something, he is a mover and a shaker.
  • Mary and Paul Menter – Anna’s parents. They have hearts of gold and I have been blessed that they have invited me to many family meals and functions while living in Lincoln. 

PA Classmates

  • Jose – My NYC guy. Always up for something fun and made school fun.
  • Kalina – My latina! She is a great woman of God, she and her husband were my pals to hangout with and just be random with.
  • Brenda – My SD mom. A study buddy and always up for a good laugh.

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