Tuesday, May 26, 2009

And the Rest Is Still Unwritten....

The past eighteen years have gone by so fast. There really is no other way to describe it other than the popular cliche, "time really has flown by." I remember being four-years-old on Sanibel Island learning how to swim. I remember my very first day of school. I love the memory of learning how to drive for the first time. I have been through homeschool, private school, the largest public high school in America, and my graduating high school.I hold memories of my childhood deep in my heart. God has blessed me with so many amazing experiences that have prepared me for this next chapter in my life.



. . . she was starin' out the window of that suv complainin' saying i cant wait to turn 18 i'll make my own money and i'll make my own rules mama put the car in park out there in front of the school and she kissed her head and said i was just like you. . .



Every experience I have had has truly prepared me for God's plan for my life. I only have three more days of high school. On June 6, 2009, I will be graduating from Forest High School. I will never be at this stage in my life again. That fact is starting to really sink in. Now a new chapter in my life is opening. A chapter specifically designed to prepare me for my future. I will be attending Central Florida Community College for my A.A. degree and I will be majoring in English. I plan on transferring to a four-year university to finish my Undergraduate degree in English. God has truly given me a passion for law and justice. I will go on to law school to study to be a judge. God knew this even when I was little! This picture was taken in 1997! God knew how He was fashioning and shaping me even then! He knew as I was sitting in that Judge's chair at six-years-old that I would be graduating high school in 2009 to pursue being a judge! Wow, honestly, that amazes me!





. . . your gonna miss this your gonna want this back your gonna wish these days hadn't gone by so fast these are some good times so take a good look around you may not know it now but your gonna miss this. . .










I am thankful for everything that God has taught me over the past few years. I am learning what it truly means to trust God. Proverbs 3:5-6 challenges us to genuinely trust Him with everything we have. In this new stage of my life, I want to strive to live those verses. I want to become all that I can be in Christ. Yes, I will miss where I was yesterday and what I experienced then, but I am learning to live where God has me today. One of my favorite quotes says, "How do you become the person you desire to be? You start now to adopt the thinking, learn the skills, and develop the habits of the person you wish to be." That is exactly what I am doing, starting today!

2 comments:

Mariah said...

I can definatly relate with you Emily! I am turning 17 in a couple weeks and it's hard to believe how time flies! I still don't think I should be this old! God bless you in all that you do! I know He will use you to go great things! I love that song by the way!

Blessings,
Mariah

Anonymous said...

Awwwww! I cant believe you are graduating!!! I remember when we were all so little and we all used to have so much fun together! (not that we cant anymore its just not the same :) This is exciting and I know you will do great in college and your future career!!
I love you and I hope to see you again so you dont get all college student on me!
YOU ROCK!
~KARA~!