and the world keeps spinning

August 10, 2010 at 12:15 am 4 comments

It is nearly the middle of August.

How did that happen?!  I thought it was April, and I was panicking school being over and things changing, and wondering how I would survive three months.  (I tend to be dramatic). 

And now, well, it’s August and I’m wishing I had more than one week left so I could squeeze in all this last-minute fun that I haven’t done yet. 

I’m excited to go back, but happy for this last week and a half.  It’s been a golden summer. 

I’ve met up with some college friends.  I’ve been in another variety show with Ellie.  I took dance classes, taught dance classes, swam with my baby sister.  I’ve had summer adventures with Jessina.  I saw Celtic Woman with my daddy.  I’m going to see West Side Story (and Ellie in it!) with Katie.  I learned how to play the guitar, I’ve had picnics, I’ve gone on runs.  I’ve read a stack of books (!). 

I would say it’s been a golden summer. 

And as usual, I have mixed feelings about going back.  I just don’t like change.  I had mixed feelings about leaving school and coming home, and now that I’m finally adjusted nicely to being home, I have mixed feelings about going back to school. 

I’m so excited to see people again.  I’m excited for the busyness, and all the social whirl.  I’m excited for my classes to start.  And I’m so excited to live with Kelly again, and to actually talk to her.  I haven’t heard from her in about three months, since she’s spent the entire summer in South Africa. 

But I’m sad that I won’t be seeing my sisters and best friends here.  And I’m especially sad because I know how difficult the transition will be on my little sister.  She’s not even five, after all, and it just hurts to see how my leaving hurts her. 

So in all things, I guess it’s bittersweet. 

And in all things, it’s a golden opportunity to trust. 

Beth Moore has an awesome definition (of sorts) of trust that I just stumbled upon – “knowing that Jesus will take care of me no matter what.” 

It’s as simple and complex as that.  I can’t control what happens to my family, my sisters, my friends.  I can’t even control what happens to me.  I can’t take care of us.  But no matter what, I have God’s promises to never leave me or let me go, and to work all things for my good.  And if it’s good for me – as I believe it is for me to go to school – then I have to trust that it is also good for my sister, my parents.  He will never bless me at the expense of someone else.  So somehow, things will work for good in my little sister’s life.  And He will take far better care of her than I ever could. 

So I’m praying to make this transition trustingly, with a smile on my face, secure in His love and goodness and wisdom. 

And really.  I am excited!

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. singamelody  |  August 10, 2010 at 1:36 am

    I’m so excited for you! I mean, being the selfish person I am, I’d love for you to come with me, but I know God has great things in store for you at school 🙂 And I’m very excited for you to come see my show 🙂

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  • 2. singamelody  |  August 10, 2010 at 1:38 am

    Question… Today is the 9th. How come your post says you posted on the 10th???

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  • 3. overlapped  |  August 10, 2010 at 2:12 am

    Because my blog is weird and about 6 hours ahead of schedule. I should probably figure out how to fix that, mmmm? 🙂

    Reply
  • 4. singamelody  |  August 10, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    Haha, ok. That’s good. Because I was really confused there 🙂

    Reply

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