Three years ago this summer I moved away from my family and friends and began a new journey in life in Texas. Twice a year I’m able to come and visit my mom, and it’s not until recently that I have really learned to appreciate everything she’s done for me. I’ve finally learned to really love my sisters and not see them as annoying. And I’ve really learned to love my stepdad and everything he’s done for me, especially the times he did things and didn’t have to.
Dear Readers, it’s finally Friday! What are y’all doing this weekend?! I want to hear all about it! Dear Self, today is a day to relax and calm down. You got really emotional yesterday, so take today to be in the word, be honest with people that you’re struggling, and let God calm your heart. Dear Alyssa, I loved getting to see you this week! As much as I love you I am thankful for the time we’ve spent apart, especially since we will be sharing a room with one other person this semester. Dear Mom, I cannot WAIT to see you in less than a week! I’m sad that I’ll only get to spend a couple of weeks with you, but we’re going to have a blast!
I’ve been a sinner my whole life; I run to God, get distracted, stumble, fall down, and yet every single time God graciously brings me back to Him with sweet reminders of who He is. For some reason I can believe that there is something out there that will be better for me than Jesus, and I am proved horribly wrong every time. God has been convicting me of certain behaviors and has been humbling me before Him so that I stop believing I can do things on my own. God wants to draw us to Himself and His voice is the sweetest of them all. He is not harsh when He calls us back to Him, but offers the kind words of forgiveness and love. What a wonderful God we serve!
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Sometimes the hardest things to do in life are the things that we have to do the most. You are still one of my favorite people in the whole world and you are definitely my best friend. We had our ups and downs along the way to here, our good days and our bad days. I love you more than words can express and I always will. You taught me how to love again when I thought that I couldn’t. I will miss having you so close, but I know you’re only a phone call away.
Dear Vacation, you were quite long this year! I really enjoyed that… except for the part where I got really bored at the end. BUT it was pretty awesome. Dear Roommates, I am looking forward to another semester with y’all! Im praying that the drama is kept to a minimum (hopefully it will be completely nonexistent) and that this will be a great semester of encouragement and growing relationships. Dear Jacob, this semester is going to be tough. There are a lot of things that we’re both going to have to work on, but I truly believe that we can make it through it together. I love you so much and will always be here for you. Dear Car, I’m so thankful that I was able to get a job on campus because I literally cannot take you anywhere anymore. You won’t start, when you do start you shake like a druggie in need of a fix, and last night I tried to go somewhere and one of your lovely tires was FLAT! Now, I have to change the tire and find a place that will cork it for free or cheap because I need to pay my rent next week and don’t have anything extra to spend on you. Thanks a lot. Vacation is over.
Dear Texas, we get it, you were super thirsty and needed water. But come on, two days straight of this? We’re under flash flood warnings because of this. You’re going to have to pee so bad when this is all over with. Plus, I can’t drive anywhere because my tires suck. Thanks. Dear New Work Friends, y’all are awesome. I can already tell that this is going to be a great year! Dear Jacob, life is throwing you some awful curveballs right now. But you’re going to make it through. I know you will. Love you so much. Dear Friends of my Roommate, do not ever leave your yucky crumbled up beer can on my bathroom counter ever again. GERMS. This isn’t your house, please be a little more respectful. P.S. put the toilet seat down when you’re done; this is a house full of girls, not guys that don’t care.
Dear Readers, sorry for my absence and silence the past couple of days. Life just got a little bit crazier. I moved back into my house…which was a disaster. Someone keeps using my bathroom and leaving trash in there…such as beer cans. I am not pleased. BUT I started my new job this morning and absolutely loved it. It’s going to be awesome. Dear Jacob, happy one year anniversary to us! (yesterday..but whatever). I’m so blessed and thankful to have you. Thank you for being patient with me and sticking with me and my out of whack emotions. I seriously love you so much.