Thursday, December 13, 2012

A Finishing Reflection

My hearts swells with thankfulness and praise. Another semester under my figurative belt; so many blessings wrapped in one large, over-stuffed bundle of tests and textbooks. Typical moments of procrastination, stress, and hopefulness. All gone. Swept away with the passage of time.

It’s funny how this semester, this year, will never be again. I will never sit under the exact same teachers and I will never sit with the exact same students. The moments of pure frustration are gone along with the opportunities each class gave me.

And next semester, there will be new chances. New tests, books, and students will fill my days. Will I use them better than this semester?

You know what I hate almost more than anything? Getting something I don’t deserve. Whenever I’m able to squeak by with as little effort as possible—I hate that. Will I do that next semester? Will I sit in class only to meet requirements or will I really learn. I suppose it’s a daily choice.

I must say that this semester has been my hardest; yet, it was full of blessings and joy. It truly was a once in a life time moment. And I am so thankful to God for seeing me through.

Next semester will be beginning in the coming weeks. I want to embrace it. I want to meet it with my arms wide open and my heart willing to work, hard if need be. I want to be purposeful about every assignment and most importantly about every relationship I build. Purposeful in my prayer life for my fellow students. Purposeful in my field experiences. Purposeful with my time—remembering that I am only a steward not an owner of it.

How has your latter part of the year been? I would love to hear!

                   With much love,


P.S. Thank you all for you encouraging words and prayers! I love having a “family” of sisters in Christ all around the world!
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