Saturday, March 14, 2009

Thankful thoughts and spring break

Time is flying. The first day of spring break has arrived, causing me to realize that there are 5 weeks of classes left, 1 week of finals, then graduation. It will be amazing to have my family, grandparents, uncle and aunt here to see where I have been living for the past four years. This has been a place of growth and maturity for me as well as a stepping block for the things ahead. But before I start concentrating on the future, I want to be thankful about a few things in the present.

-I finally went to the mail room to get my mail after being prompted by my future sister-in-law. My brother and his fiancee sent me their "save the date" card. I don't think I've ever been so excited for a wedding! It will be an honor to stand in the wedding and witness the work of God that has brought these two amazing people together.

-God has been drawing me into having a stronger and deeper devotional life. The mornings have been marked with intimacy with Him. I am currently facing a situation that requires more faith than I think have, but he has given me peace. He is our provider and Father.

-My roommate surprised me at work today to bring me candy and hair moose (that I had forgotten to get the night before). She is such an amazing friend. We went shopping last night for things that I would need for my spring break trip. I appreciate the quality time we spend together. The hardest thing about graduation will be saying "goodbye" to her...even though I think we'll be lifelong friends. It will be different not living with her.

-Spring break! I am going on a Hope missions trip to Stinking Creek, KY. We are going to be working with two older ladies who run a farm and help the community that surrounds them, in the deep of the mountains. I have no idea what this week will bring, but I'm anticipating God working in my heart and allowing me to be an encouragement to others.

I will let you know how the trip goes! Good bye!

1 comment:

Mom said...

Leave a legacy of joy and hope in Stinking Creek, Esther Joy! :-) Have a good trip. Love, Mom