We are Real Adults Now!

This realization came after Kim and I took a road trip to Tulsa yesterday to visit Rachael and to see her new apartment. That's right, a new apartment! We are real adults now. My precious friends and I are all starting new chapters in our lives. For some of us it may mean marriage, others will be teaching, some of my friends will be RN's, and some of us are continuing our education. It has been such a journey for each of us. Over these past four years we have all been slowly learning a little bit about it is that we want to do. Some of us knew exactly what we wanted to do when we first stepped foot on Bison Hill, some of us knew our end goal but were unsure as to how to get there, and some of us still have no clue what the Lord has in store for us. I will say this, I am so thankful that I have been able to witness my precious friends each walk through this journey and I am so excited to see where the Lord takes each one of us!

I Can Count the Days on One Hand

I realized today that I can now count the days til graduation on one hand. I've spent most of my weekend packing and looking back on these last four years. I took down notes that were on my wall that I've received in the last four years and read through almost all of my letters and cards through college. Needless to say by the end I was in tears. I was so blessed by the sweet words that filled each note. I am blessed to have made so many friends who have each played a role in the person that I have become in the last four years. I want each of you to know how thankful I am for each one of you. Below are a few thank you's. Obviously, I can't thank every single person individually, but please know that I love each and every one of you.

Melissa: You are probably the second person that I met at OBU and I can't begin to express to you what it means that my journey at OBU will end with you as well. I love you so much and am so honored to have you in my life.

Kim: You never cease to bring a smile to my face or make me laugh. I loved my time living with you and yes I even loved when you told me bedtime stories. I'm so excited to be your Wedding Coordinator on October 23rd!

Rachael: Some of my favorite memories are Friday Night Dinners with you. We created our very own "Gilmore" tradition. Dinner, Grey's, and The Office. Never once made for a bad combination.

Heather: I'm so glad that you were able to come with Melissa and I to North Carolina. That trip continued to show me what an incredible friend you are and how much I love to spend time with you.

Kaitlyn: You made my first year as an RA pretty spectacular. It makes me sad to think that I won't be able to have another Dr. Kelly class with you or see you in the GC. Love you sweet friend.

All of my friends are pretty incredible and each of them have taught me about who I am and continued to demonstrate the love of Christ in my life. Thank you all so very much!

Let the Tears Begin

So today was my last day of classes at OBU and I have to say I'm honestly not sure how I feel about that. I only had two classes today and my actual last class was one of my top two favorite classes from my entire time at OBU. During Hermeneutics, Dr. Kelly began to teach about Revelation and the way in which we should read apocalyptic literature. He closed class in praying a blessing over us and at that point the tears began coming. Thankfully, I did not lose it completely in class, but immediately after class Dani moved out and went home.

Today has been a day in which I honestly do not know what to think of. It seemed to be the first real time in which I've realized that my time at OBU is drawing to an end. To make life even more confusing, I received my acceptance letter to Southeastern today. As one chapter of my life continues to wind down another is just around the corner.

I hope and pray that the Lord continues to walk with me a little closer and hold my hand a little tighter as this next week approaches. I'm so thankful for His grace in everything so far.

25 Years Ago Today

On May 4, 1985, my parents said "I Do." No, I was not there that day, but I am so thankful for those who were. The friends and family of my parents who took the time to invest in them early on and to show their support for my parents still means so much to me.

Now, 25 years later, they have experienced a lot. I just want to thank both of them for what they mean to me and for the lessons that they continue to teach me. Wesley and I are incredibly blessed to have two parents who love each other and who value the commitment of marriage.

Happy Silver Anniversary Mom and Dad!

I'm New Here...Don't Judge

I've finally decided to get a blog. I was really unsure about getting one and the more I thought about the more appealing it sounded to me. All of that to say, please bear with me these first few posts as I get used to all of this.

I hope that as my life begins to drastically change in these next few weeks, that I can be able to share about how the Lord is teaching me and growing me.