So, since everyone’s doing and it’s kind of customary, I’m going to do a New Years post. I know, it’s not new years yet, and I doubt this post will get as much attention as last year’s new years post(rant) which got upwards of 40 hits. Anyway, this year was a good and bad year. a year of growing, like every year is.

First and foremost, I thank God for my family and friends. I have developed relationships in this past year that I am confident will last the rest of my life. I am so blessed with loyal friends that try to keep the drama at the minimum(try, not succeed). My family has been awesome. I am so blessed to have so many siblings that stand up for what is right in my life, even when I want to run the other way. I am blessed to have a wise mom and dad who know what I can take and know when they need to rein me in.

I know this past year hasn’t been…. the easiest. I’ve been through some MAJOR refining when it comes to one specific relationship with a boy. I know I always said that high school relationships are stupid and of the devil and should be shot in the face until dead… I don’t know why I thought that I could do it without getting burned, but apparently I did. and I got burned. I guess my ongoing lesson is to focus on God no matter the distractions.

Despite my silly highschoolness, I’ve had a very joyful year. I gave up marching band and took on jazz band and show choir. I’m starting to really love singing and dancing. It gets the blood pumping in a way that…. well, in a beneficial way. I wish I could say I’m over the weight issue, but I can’t. It’s a daily struggle. This is under the joy section because for my third anniversary this year I wasn’t holed up in a corner crying. that’s joyous.

I”m halfway through my sophomore year and I’ve only broken down crying in the counselors office once. kudos to me.

my brother Daniel and his lady Debbie are getting married :D I’m excited for them.

My sister got a job and moved away.

My other sister is in a relationship with a pastor O_o I don’t know how I feel about that one(Jk, I love you Rebekah)

My parents gave in and bought a treadmill.

I am in shock because holy cats, I’m going to be 16 in a few months! When did I grow up?

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5 Responses to Reflections

  1. Ah'Sandra says:

    Wow, this does seem to be the type of post to do! I am glad mine was posted before yours or Rebekah’s! I would have felt like a coy-cat. (or just not done one).

    God is a good God, and I am excited for the journey He has you on. Hold on tight – it will be the ride of your life!! =)

  2. JA Menter 3 says:

    “Ride of your life!” *chuckles* It appears as though everyone is copying me. I did my “reflections” on the year at the beginning of December. Copycats!! Have a Happy New Year!

    JA Menter3

  3. bekahcubed says:

    Love you too, dearie. And I’m glad God made us sisters for this wild ride!

  4. Anonymous says:

    I think that you’re a really sweet girl and that you should know there are people who care about you without you even knowing it. Also, that despite how everyone appears no one is truly comfortable in their own skin. We’re all just doing the best we can with the tools we have. Keep hanging in there, God will provide a way.

    Ps. I was reading some of your other posts and if you’re ever feeling down, a good “untraditional” Christian song with a really good message is “Jesus Walks” by Kanye West. Sometimes helps me up when I’m down. Genre is Rap but has a nice beat and is empowering.

    Good luck.

  5. Gracie says:

    Hey, thanks for all the thoughts guys! It is very encouraging to log on a find people are not only reading, but also commenting on my posts ^_^

    hmm, I’m going to have to check out that song :P

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