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Thursday, July 28, 2011

as summer draws to a close

As I sit here thinking about summer coming to an end, I wonder where the time went! I complained many times about being bored or having nothing to do and yet it seems like time has passed so quickly. It would be a lie if I said that I wasn't ready for summer to end because a part of me is. I'm ready to be back in Tennessee surrounded by the beautiful mountains and my wonderful Johnson family. I'm and beginning to start my senior year at Johnson University and I have started to realize that this is it! I only have one and a half semester left of college and then I am done! The day I have looked forward to all through high school and now that it is almost here, it scares me. It just seems like yesterday that I was graduating from high school, how can it be possible for me to be out there on my own. I mean it's a big world out there and it is a scary place. Right now I live in the comfort of the Johnson bubble, sheltered from the big world, and I'm not ready to leave. I suppose I am just going to have to face reality and realize that yes it will be time for me to "grow up".

Deciding to attend Johnson Bible College was one of the best decisions I have made in my life. At first I did not want to travel very far from home, so attending a college that was 7 hours away from mom and dad was not an option in my book. Dad kept telling me how great Johnson was and how I should think about attending. Well the summer before my junior year of high school mom and dad took me on some college visits. The first one i visited was KCU, when we first set foot on campus, I just new it wasn't the place for me it just didnt feel right. Well on that same day we also happened to visit Johnson. Before our car even made it on campus I fell in love! I was in awe of how beautiful the campus was, I just couldn't believe it! It just felt like home! So I decided to apply to Johnson and if I didn't get in then that was not where I was supposed to be. I am so glad that I chose to attend Johnson I have made many lasting friendships that I would not trade for anything. I have certainly grown in my faith while attending Johnson and it sure has helped me become a stronger person. Johnson will always be a big part of my life. I went to college with the idea that I was there for school and school only none of this having a boyfriend, like all the other girls. Well I proved myself wrong because when I least expected it I found this most amazing guy whom I developed a friendship with and it certainly turned into something more. He has been a huge blessing in my life. He has helped me see myself for who I truly am, and encourages in everything that I do. Whether he realizes it or not he certainly has been a big part of helping me to look to God and become stronger in my faith. God is definitely a big part of our relationship and I honestly don't know how we would survive if he wasn't. And God is definitely a big part of why we are still together after a 1 year and 4 amazing months! It has been a windy road full of obstacles that we have had to overcome and with God at the center of our relationship we can overcome anything. Love Never Fails.  My boyfriend has truly been a blessing in my life and I am excited to see what the future has in store for us. Even though we are 200 Miles away from each other I know he loves me and thinks about me everyday, I couldn't ask for anything more. I am truly Blessed.