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Friday, August 31, 2012

Near the Foothills of the Ozarks...

I am feeling very blessed today.

So earlier today, I was looking at some facebook pictures of one of my teachers at Harding. (Sorry if that sounds creepy) As I was seeing how much fun he has with his family and remembering how much fun he was in class and how I felt he ginuinly cared for me, I realized how truely blessed I was to graduate from Harding University. Looking at those pictures, I realized how much I truely loved and respected this man as a teacher, friend and mentor. He, along with all of my teachers, truely cared for me and would have done anything for me. And what's cool is they would have done the same for any/all of their students. I don't know for sure because I don't have any other college experience, but I don't think you quite get this care from large state schools. At Harding, all the teachers are Christian and the student to teacher ratio is 17 to 1 (http://www.princetonreview.com/HardingUniversity.aspx). This means they can get to know every student on a personal level. Many professors host home bible studies on wednesday nights for students. Many also host class parties and study sessions in their homes etc. They all have office hours where you can go talk to them and most of them will do anything in their power to help you understand the studies. Now this is starting to sound like a commercial plug for Harding which is not what I meant. I just wanted to say I feel very blessed to have this experience.

Also, I Skyped with my old apartment mates last night. I miss them, but we didn't miss a beat. We picked up right where we left off in December when I graduated. The friendships I made at Harding are forever. I am so blessed to have so many close friends with similar values as me who care about me even from 700 miles away.

And on that note, you know what else is a blessing? Technology! Kelsey and Mollie are literally more than 700 driving miles away from me right now but last night I saw their faces (and their beautiful Legacy Apartment) and talked to them for a long time. No long distance bills, no wasted minutes or overage charges. Just using wifi and a computer. Not only that but I am able to continue to work for M3 Accounting Services out of Gainesville, Georgia from home in Dublin, Ohio! Now how cool is that? It really is a blessing. I didn't have to worry about finding another job here and the best part? I get out of bed 10 minutes before I am supposed to work and can work in my pajamas. (For the most part). Just today, I was on the phone with my boss (my work phone that I can use on the office's network via internet) and I was watching what he was doing on his computer through my computer screen. Crazy, right?

And one last thing on my heart right now. I am so blessed to be...Ashley Ragland's MATRON OF HONOR! And what an honor it is! I am so excited for Ashley and Taylor to finally be united in holy matrimony and now I get to have a lead roll in the process! Ashley, I am physically far away but I promise to do everything in my power to make this the best possible experience for you. I am so glad you get a turn at being the bride now and I hope I can pay back half of what you did for me when it was my turn! Love you!

Thanks for reading!
Love, a very blessed Mrs. Charlene Maugeri

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