Monday, March 12, 2012

Pushing Through One Day at a Time....

GOD IS SO GOOD!!!!!!!!!

It's been a busy, busy, busy few weeks, but it's been good!  I've been slacking on keeping up with my posts, but I have more things to worry about ;) I don't know where to begin!!!!!!!

Well, this past week has marked the ending of my soccer season! Oh what a good one it's been!! This soccer season I experienced a lot of things I did not think I would be facing!  At the beginning of the season I realized we didn't have a goalie and I told my coach that I have had some experience in the goal my last year of high school and that I would be willing to try it this season.  Well, that's just what she wanted to hear and in the net I went.  My coach is just another college girl in my society, but she is very athletic when it comes to soccer.  Her dad has trained many of the goalies here at school and yep, I got to be the next one on his list! :)  I wasn't too sure of it at first.  He would come to practices and I would leave each practice super dirty, very sore, and extremely bruised up!  But I couldn't walk away.  I was in it for the ups and downs.  I don't give up! The more he worked with me the more I began to enjoy it! Most people would not look at rolling around in the dirt, dropping to the hard ground at any given moment as a fun experience, but it really was!
Each game I was full of nerves because what goalie doesn't!??!?!?!?!  I didn't want to let my team down by letting too many goals in but they were so kind and loving! We had an awesome season. Not sure what our record ended up being, but we did get to play in the play offs!  That was new to me! I've never been on a winning team!! well the First round came and we were the #4 seed and had to play the #1 seed.  They were undefeated all season!!! I was sooooooo nervous! Well, rather than making this post much longer I'll just tell you that we WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IN OVERTIME!!!!!!! That was the GREATEST feeling ever!!!!!!! We beat the undefeated team!!! I never thought we would win!! Well, we then played the next round two nights later and lost that game 2-1 :/ I wish we could have won that one, but God didn't allow it :)  
Throughout this past soccer season I have gotten to know some girls in my society and built great relationships with then that I may have never had if i didn't play :) I'm so glad I did!

The weekend finally came and more craziness came with that :) i was sooooooo not looking forward to Saturday :/ I know, what college students doesn't look forward to a day off?!?!?!?! well, I wasn't exactly getting a day off.  Saturday morning I had to wake up at 6 a.m. to leave to go take some state standardized tests for education majors.  Now, I had already taken these test last November, but failed 2 of the 3 so I had to retake those ones.  They are VERY long and VERY difficult. But, God had a plan :)  I was under a lot of stress because I have to pass these tests to be able to move on in the education program here at school.  After many conversations with my mom I came to the conclusion that if I do not pass them this time then that is God's way of telling me that this is not the direction He wants me to take.  I have been looking at different possible majors just in case.  I will find out my scores in four weeks so please pray with me that I will have a clear understanding of what to do!!!

Saturday we also had "White Glove" in the dorms.  Basically everyone spends all day Saturday cleaning every little inch of their dorm room :/ yeah, they get pretty messy even with room checks everyday.  I was worried about getting everything done that day, but I'm alive and made it through it all ;)

I thoroughly enjoy white glove because it's gets me to get everything back to "normal" and organized again! Which I love!!!!!! my mother may disagree, but since I've been at school I've become a little bit of a neat freak hahaha.

I also realized that I have an over abundance of Post It notes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Every time I get a care package someone throws in a pack.... and I never use them! lol Oh well :)

The rest of this week will be pretty busy... 2 tests and a paper to write but after this week we get a WHOLE WEEK OFF OF CLASSES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We don't get a spring break here but we have Bible conference and I'm sooooooooooooo okay with getting a week off of classes :)

God has been so very Good to me even through these tough and challenging days :) he is ever faithful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  1. I loved catching up on your semester. It is great that you enjoyed soccer so much and being a goalie!! It doesn't really suprize me that you liked to give it your all and roll around on the ground :-) I will be praying for your tests and keep me posted about their outcome when you find out!! I miss you but I can see you are really starting to settle into college life, truely starting your new faze in life, making life friends, and growing up!! :-) I understand that this is part of life. I love you, see you soon!!

    1. Thanks Mrs. J!!! I do feel like this is all "officially" a part of life right now ;) I can't believe how fast it has gone already tho!!!! I'm only like 51 days away from the end of the year!!! it's crazy, but i'll be sooooo ready when this semester is over ! haha Love you and can't wait to see you!