Sunday, September 10, 2006

Alicia has left us.

Friday, September 8 was Alicia Adams' last day to work in the Brackett Library. She is leaving to join a mission team in Bremen, Germany for at least two years.

Alicia is a remarkable young woman. She's one of the most intelligent people I've met and her heart for the Lord is obvious. In the library she supervised the student workers and she loved each of them as if they were her own younger brother or sister. She paid close attention to detail (always necessary in a library) and was able to find a way through sticky problems at times. I never saw her lose her cool with a student or patron in the eight months I worked with her.

We laughed together and cried together. In time we learned that she lost her brother the same year I lost my beloved Grandmother. We talked about grief and how we realized that the American culture doesn't really allow people to grieve deeply. We learned that we love a lot of the same movies, books, and that we both love words and grammar! We took it upon ourselves to get more reader-friendly linguistic books in the library collection, and I think we did a decent job of it.

You can keep up with Alicia's journey to Germany through her blog:

Thank you, God for Alicia Adams! Keep her safe while she is away and bring her back to us someday.


Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa!

Thanks for the wonderful post about Alicia. As her dad I am so proud of her. As her brother in Christ I look up to her. She is truly a wonderful person and a great asset to the Lord in His kingdom.


Lisa said...


You definitely have an amazing daughter. Her faith is very inspiring!

Hope we get to see each other again some time.