August 29, 2009 at 4:49 pm 1 comment

Roomie and I have been checking out different Christian groups on campus this week.  And I am struck by how nice, how welcoming and sincerely interested everyone is.  None of the groups competes with each other or anything, but they all check up on us to see how we’re doing, invite us to different events, et cetera.  We feel welcomed by all these people whose names we can’t even remember!

Yesterday, a senior girl who I know, and who is involved in Navs, invited us over to her apartment to just get off campus and chilled.  We had tea and zuchini bread and wonderful conversation – and I was touched that someone would take that much time out of her day to visit with freshmen, to make us feel welcomed, and to be intensely interested in us.

And then I read this post by Adrianne over at Our Journey of Love, and my heart hurts for those who don’t feel welcomed.  For the orphans, the sick little children all over the world who just want to be loved – by one person, any person.  Even though college is an adjustment, and it can be lonely at times, I still feel the strength of my support network holding me up – my family and friends; the people who love me and will be there no matter what.  And I think that the world just seems so unfair – that I have all this love and am supported and welcomed, and others have nothing.  And I feel so helpless, but I don’t know what to do.

I am thinking that if I have time, I would like to get involved in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program on campus.  (I also want to do the ballet company and the equestrian club and a campus ministry and a singing group and a theatre performance and…and….you get the picture).  But I feel like that is something I could do to reach out to others; they may not be halfway across the world, and they may not be orphans, but maybe they would benefit from the love of a big sister.

And these are my thoughts from the day.  Off to go collect my laundry from the dryer, go to Wal*Mart, visit Rescom to see if they can fix my poor, new, crashed computer, and then admire the flowers in our room – courtesy of the local farmer’s market.  Typical college things.

Pictures of my dorm will be forthcoming, I promise; but due to aforementioned computer problems i can’t really post them right now…

In His Grace,


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  • 1. Teacherperson  |  August 31, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    I have not forgotten the treat of lunch sometime!

    I’m so pleased to hear that you are feeling loved and welcomed by groups. Keep your eye out for Erika Bastian at Navigators. She’s great and a friend of mine, a high school senior/college freshman who was homeschooled.


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