Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Last First Day

Hello Friends!

School is starting back today, and I am actually super excited about it!  Today is my last first day of school!!  Finally!  Remember when I talked about my last first day of fall classes?  Well, I said then that in May I would be graduating, as long as I didn't fail anything!  I didn't fail!!  In fact, last semester was one of my best semesters at State so far!  And I have had a lot of experience!

Some of you may know that I am in my seventh year at NC State.  Little known fact is that Haley from The Blue Dishes was one of my suite mates freshman year at NC State.  She graduated two years ago, and go married this past summer, but she wrote a little something about post-graduation realization.  If you get a chance, stop by and read it!  It is pretty good!  I absolutely love Haley's blog as much as I loved her room freshman year!  She is a very trendy person, so definitely check her out if you haven't already!

Now why am I bringing this up?  This is where I am.  I am at the final lap of the marathon, and it is really scary!  I have spent seven years trying to obtain a degree, and make my future look as amazing as possible, but here I am at my future, and I not ready!  I have four more months.  Four months!!!!!  Then, I will graduate, and my life will change drastically!  I spoke with my wedding caterer on Sunday about what I want for our wedding, and I can't help but remember, I am getting married in 9 months.  I am graduating in 4 months, and I am getting a real job and possibly moving somewhere within those two things.  Joshua and I are also talking about houses!  

Has anyone ever heard of Kayla Montgomery?  She is a long distance runner with multiple sclerosis, and ESPN did a documentary on her called "Catching Kayla."  Because of her MS, Kayla loses all feeling in her legs and most of her body as she is running her marathon, and she literally falls into her coach's arms at the finish line.  That is how I view my relationship with God.  I am running, and I can't end the race without Him.  Throughout this journey, God has been in constant control, but he has also been my cheerleader, my fan and most importantly my coach who will catch me at the end of the race.

So what do we do when we are facing the unknown?  We hold on and realize that God is in control.  He has the steering wheel, and He has the road map.  All we have to do in buckle up and be in charge of the music.  That is a scary thought, but as my life drastically changes, I constantly have to keep in mind that I am taking life one day at a time.  I am taking each day as a step, and I am praising God for every step I take.  At the end of this seven year marathon, I am going to sprint into God's arms, and I am going to trust that everything will be okay.    

Here's to the last first day of school, and to the final lap!  Are you ready to fall into God's arms this semester?  Like I said, let me know!


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