Sunday, August 19, 2012

georgia on my mind.

i went to savannah this past week with my parents. it was a great vacation, maybe one of the best - our time was filled with long walks, exploring the local shops, and eating lots of wonderful food. but for me, i guess the best thing about getting away is simply spending time with mama & daddy. i just LOVE it. i'm constantly laughing at the funny things they say & do. they are the best.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

new places & new faces.

i recently moved to a new area, from harrisonburg (a place that i've grown to love) to northern virginia. it's been an adjustment, one that i'm still getting used to. i'm hoping to soon consider this my new home, at least for the next two years. i've realized that it's time to step out of my comfort zone and into what God has called me to. the idea of what i wanted my life to look like didn't include going back to school. all i really wanted was to fall in love and get married and live in the country and have lots of babies! it's funny how we create this idea of what's going to make us happy and bring fulfillment to our lives. we fight with all we have to make those things happen. there's nothing wrong with wanting these things, we were created to want them and i believe that the Lord wants to give us the desires of our heart. but it's as if He's saying "My plan is bigger and better than anything you could ever imagine!" i still want these things. the only difference is that now i'm choosing to believe that He has gone before me and  orchestrated each step. i just have to trust that His timing and His plan is perfect. and whatever His plan entails, i know it will be exceedingly more than anything i could hope for. in the next few weeks i will be starting grad school and working toward a master's degree in social work. eventually i would love to work with children who have terminal illnesses. something is stirred in my spirit when i think about working in this field. it's exciting to think that the God who created the Universe has a specific plan for each of us. i'm excited to see what this year holds.