Sunday, November 27, 2011

Winter Time Loves

To celebrate the oncoming holiday season here's a list of some of my favorite things about winter:

-SNOW!!! Where I live it's not too common to see this
-Holiday foods, especially Starbucks drinks
-Holding hands with Garrett while we both wear gloves :)
-Elf, starring Will Ferrell
-Christmas trees/homemade ornaments
-Scarves, hats, boots
-Everyone is nicer and happier
-Giving and Receiving presents
-My Birthday
-1 Month of no school ;)
-Holiday episodes/movies on TV
-The polar bear commercials and designs on Coke cans
- Christmas music
-Fireplaces being lit
-Family Christmas traditions

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Enlighten Me.

   So this past week has been pretty enlightening. My grandmother passed away so I went to her funeral and viewing. This was the first time that someone so close to me has gone on to heaven. It was very surreal at first, but after the initial shock wore off I actually had fun at the funeral. I know, that sounds insane, right? You see, I'm never around family, so being with them all was truly a treat. The best part was listening to everyone recount stories of her angelic kindness, beautiful singing, delicious cooking and her unbreakable faith. For the first time I was able to hear stories from her brothers and sisters on her childhood and it was touching to hear how greatly she had positively impacted the lives around her. My grandma was a remarkable woman whom I greatly admire. I'm so happy that she is finally healthy and reunited with her husband as she parties it up in heaven.

   I'm about to go to the library and crack down on a couple of assignments that are due soon. School is good, I just have a lot to do all of the time. Above is a picture of me and my best friend hugging. It's almost Thanksgiving and I can't WAIT to see Garrett, her and my family. It's going to be so refreshing. 

   "Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."- Isaiah 4:3--31

   Above is a scripture that's help get me through the past week. When I feel exhausted, sad or lonely, I read this and and reminded of God's everlasting and overwhelmingly powerful love for me. It gives me the strength to push on.