Sunday, September 4, 2011

The First Week!

Well, as of today, I have officially been on my own as a new college student! I'm studying Elementary Education at Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC.  This has been a wonderful experience so far and I am so excited to see what will come next. I have already made a ton of new friends and have experienced some things I never thought that I would every do!  Classes started on Wednesday and it was a huge eye opener to me at how dependent I was at home with my parents. I had to learn how to get from place to place, keep track of all my things, make sure I get where I need to be on time and still keeping myself healthy by eating right, getting enough sleep and such.  I have also dealt with some difficulties in this first week as well. Whether it was totally not understanding a word the proffessor was telling me, or confussed about the rules or just knowing where I needed to be.  I must say I have been blessed beyond words that I have my future brother - in - law here to help me out and also some of my sister's friends that are still here from when she was here at school the past four years.  I look at some of these freshmen who are here and don't know a soul, have never stepped a foot on this campus until the first day here, and I think to myself, "how can I be such a complainer, and a worryer (idk if that is even a word lol) when there are others out there worse off than me??" And then...... that sends my mind in a whole other direction on an outlook on the world.  Tonight at curch i had the priviledge of hearing three single ladies each tell thereir own personal story of either a short term, long term, or full time mission work on the whole other side of the world. It just breaks my heart to think and hear of these people in the world who have never heard of God, never seen anyone pray, don't know what a church is... and here I am complaining while I am being so blessed at all that God has given to me!
So, as i was writing this blog I did not expect to write all of that, but God just laid tha ton my heart so much tonight and I couldn't keep it all bottled up inside.
So I ask you to please pray with me that I can find a more thankful attitude in my heart thru these next years of college and for my heart to be tender towards the Lord's leading in my life. Today has been a rough day and my emotions have just been scattered to all different dementions and I'm just calling out to Him tonight!

1 comment:

  1. Aaawww!! Emily, you are doing great! It is ok to be so oveerwhelmed. That is normal. It is ok to ask alot of questions, especally when it comes to your teachers. I think it is great that you are learning stuff already! Stay sensitve and open! We love you and are praying for you! Love this post!!