This week marks the end of my college career! Its really hard to believe!! Sometimes it feels like just yesterday I was dragging my stuff up the Veil staircase to meet my new roommate in our lovely new home...but then there are moments like today where I think of all that has occured in the past 4 years and I'm blown away! 4 years ago at this time I was sitting in my beautiful home in Mississippi writing a graduation speech and preparing for my senior mission trip with my class, with not a care in the world other than what to wear for graduation...3 years ago at this time I was packing up my room to send some of it to my grandparents house in Mississippi, some to my parents in Virginia, and a large suitcase to head with me to Camp Ozark in the middle of no-where Arkansas where I would spend most of the summer...2 years ago at this time I was packing up to head to Virginia only to get there in time to help my parents pack up and move to Memphis....1 year ago at this time I was quickly packing my room in order to get home and take care of my sick mommy (thankfully at that time, I did not know what all would be in store for that summer!), and now, as I sit in a half empty room, I am once again packing...packing to move out of college and into a brand new phase of life...MARRIAGE and MINISTRY...the ministry of being a wife, the ministry of (hopefully) a teacher, and the ministry of being a minister's wife (say that 3 times fast!) It all seems so surreal sometimes and despite feeling a little overwhelmed at moments of all the uncertainties that lay ahead, I am extremely grateful for this next new phase and looking forward to the rest of my life as Mrs. Stephen Foster Short!!! :)
Its been an interesting and exciting 4 years with LOTS of challenges and blessings...makes me wonder what I will be writing the next time I stop to look back.......
Cookbook Contemplation by The Pioneer Woman
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