Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Bittersweet Goodbye! :(

Don't cry because it's over. Smile because you were there! :)

Wow! Where to begin.. I remember my first day of freshman year at ICC. We had band camp the first week and I was not excited. I was excited about living away from home, meeting new friends, and starting something new.. but boy was I nervous. I was walking toward the band hall and I knew NO ONE! I saw this girl and stopped her and she said that her name was Jennifer Hanson. I looked at her and said, I don't know anyone so you are my new best friends! To this day we are still friends and have many memories together. Alaska. Bible Study. Band. :) Thanks for being my first friend at ICC jennifer..

From that day to now i have made a ToN of friends that I will cherish and I am so sad that I have to leave. Let me name them. Claire Mattox, Chad McCoy. Sara Beth Davis. Kiersten Seward. Beth Thomas. Cate Dupree. Nick Young. Haley Leggett. Nikki Dew. Bruce Peters. Melissa Boyd. Kelsey Laprade. Meagan Leach. Carlye Carpenter.Tara Morgan. Ashley Farris. Kallen Donald. Brittany Pruett. Ashley McMillen. Austin Cook. Scott Mathews. Will Robbins. Joseph Zepeda. Cory Finn. Taylor Gore. Jeremy Haynes. Mallory/Megan Whitehead. Amy Simmons + LOTS more! ( Sorry if I didn't name you)

I think it just hit me today when Bro. Chris said, " Let me pray for the ones that will not be coming back next year." Wow! I got really sad and I just looked around and saw everyone leaving. All at the same time Ash, Claire, Aims, Chris and I all got tears in our eyes! Great times have occured in that BSU building! Wow.. ok. enough sappy stuff..

I am going to miss everything about the BSU, but I know God has a great plan for ALL of us wherever we are going.



****** "How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard."

Monday, April 20, 2009

My Life.

God now has a definite and set plan for your life - and He will now be the One to guide you every step of the way into the fulfillment of that plan!

I think right now in my life, I have many things that I am thinking about. My future. What exactly God would have for me to do. My grades. Everything. I see things all day long that make me think, am I doing what I should be doing. I am really excited about growing up, paying rent, doing things that adults do, but goodness it scares me too. I absolutely am sick of school at this moment. It's a drag and very consuming. My mother always told me, Lauren, by the time you get to Ole Miss you will just be ready to get through and make money. Man, is Mama always right? I know that when I get to Ole Miss that I am going to love the grove, tailgating, football and baseball games, hanging out in town. But man, I think I am going to be sooo ready to just get done and TEACH!

If you are reading this, please pray for me! I need God's peace to overflow in my life.

So.. It's been a while since I blogged. If you haven't heard by now we had a minor accident at the dock the other night after BSU. Nikki dropped her keys in 6 1/2 feet of water, and after a LONG day of finding a magnet, and searching for those keys in the Tombigbee.. WE FOUND Them! Nikki owes us big time, and we had fun helping her out though. :)

Here are those Keys! :)

Saturday my mother got skybox tickets for the Ole Miss Grove Bowl 2009. It was amazing. I want a skybox now, so I better marry rich. :) Goodness, it's like heaven up there. WOW!

Off to another good week.. Hopefully! :)


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Love Many, Trust Few, and learn to paddle your own Canoe!

Oh how true my title of this blog is...

Today is Wednesday, I got to go to our BSU luncheon for the first time this semester and it absolutely made my day! :) I no longer have any band, Praise the Lord, and I am glad glad glad. School is a complete drag these days, but it is all going to pay off when I can teach those kindergarteners/Special Ed kids. (whatever God decides to bless me with). I can not wait to be around kids EVERY DAY!!

After reading everyone's blogs about graduation coming up and how there will be soo many people leaving, it kinda makes me sad. I have had an amazing 2 years @ ICC, and I will miss it greatly. I am really excited about being at Ole Miss though! HOTTY TODDY!

These days this is my life.. Breakfast.School.Homework. Laying on the tanning bed. Homework. Walking. Homework. FACEBOOK.Bed.

I am loving the college experience, but gosh, it is soo stressful sometimes. OK.. after the most random post ever..


Sunday, April 12, 2009

* Jesus Kept his Promise! :) *

Today is Easter. Thank you Lord for keeping your promise. I often try to remember that Jesus promised that he would die and then rise again. He did what he said.

This weekend has been fun! We went antique shopping for my apartment (house), went bowling in Tupelo, and went and picked out Bridesmaids dresses for Nikki's wedding. Major FUN! :).. Thank you Nikki for picking out Cute Dresses! check them out...

I can't wait for her wedding in December! :).. I then had a family reunion Saturday in Ecru, and then we ate at my MOM's today! I have had a busy weekend, but boy! did I enjoy it. I love being at home for longer than two days.

Hoping this week is going to be a blast! Hope school is not a drag! Ugh! Summer Hurry up!

Thank you God for Easter!


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

God uses the weak to lead the strong... **

Well.. let's see. This week has started out great. This weekend I got to spend Thursday-Saturday in Jackson with 200 other students who are going to be Summer Missionaries. Pretty awesome, I must say. We worshiped together, prayed together, and became friends and made some pretty great memories. I met two girls that will be going to Montana and I am excited even more now. I must say that I am still fearful of the unknown, but I know that God is looking out for me and he has a GREAT plan!

I am graduating from ICC on May 10, leaving for Montana on May 31. I am coming home on August 8th and moving into my house as soon as I get home. It will be amazing but soooo much to do in a short length of time. I am very excited about what God has in store for me this summer. I am ready to see the sights, tell those precious kids about him, and enjoy myself and enjoy seeing the world that my Lord made. Pray for me, and all of my friends that will be going this summer from ICC-BSU.

Thank you Lord for letting me know that even though I am weak that I can make a difference and I can impact kids lives for a whole summer. Big responsibility=awesome challenge, and a lifechanging difference. :)


Thursday, April 2, 2009

☆ Leaving for Orientation....

This weekend is going to be a great one. I am Jackson bound for Summer Missions Orientation. I am really excited, scared, nervous, not knowing what is going to happen. I get to go with some of my BEST friends so that makes it all worth the while. :) This week has been very stressful, tests galore, projects, reports.. I'm ready for a break! The Lord has been good and blessed me though through it all.. I still have my cold that Won't go AWAYYY!!! Ugh...

Until next time.... Peace!

Marjorie, Tyler, and I ... Love My Family!!

Our Group from San Fran!