Well, it's official....it's graduation week!! I can't believe that my senior year is coming to a close and I'm actually GRADUATING!! Holla! It's kinda crazy to think that I actually made it! It seemed so far off and here it is!
God has been so faithful. Through all of my life He has remained so steadfast. I have been so blessed in so many ways over the years... here's just a few.
*Having parents who have been married for almost 24 years and who are more in love each day.
*Having a big brother and little sister who are some of my closest friends.
*Meeting every Wednesday morning with my Bible study girls has be a tremendous blessing.
*Being mentored by such a godly woman has had a profound impact in my life.
*Serving locally and abroad. From witnessing to inmates at the juvenile prison, helping at a teen moms support group, spending a week in New Mexico at a summer camp for poor Native American children, going to Uganda last summer, meeting my Compassion child etc.
*Being able to teach Pre K for the past two years has been such a blessing and great source of income.
*My babysitting kids. Being able to see them grow physically and spiritually has been amazing.
*Being able to be homeschooled all of my school years has been wonderful.
*Having my mom stay home through out all of our childhood years has been a incredible blessing.
*Seeing God provide for me and my family time and time again.
*God work in my life and give me a passion for the lost in the world.
*The Lord making it possible to attend Ellerslie Leadership Training in Colorado this summer!!
That's just a glimpse of what I'm thankful for!!
One question I get often is, "What are you doing after graduation?" Well, for all you who were wondering... here it is. I DON'T KNOW!!
Naturally, I'm a planner so I would love to know my life plan for the next five years but God doesn't work that way. It's just one step at a time. This summer I will be in Colorado for about 10 weeks at Ellerslie Leadership Training. After that, I don't know! I'm looking at Bible colleges, nursing schools, mission opportunities etc. So just trusting the Lord to show me what's next.
I think that's a good place to be... not comfortable one but a good place. It requires a lot of trust and that is what I need to learn. Complete trust in the Lord, not in my abilities, accomplishments, talents, plans etc. but in HIM alone. Knowing that He will be faithful (again:) to guide, provide and lead me in His will for my life.