Friday, October 17, 2008

Life in the Fast lane

Have you ever felt like you were going 100 MPH with no way of slowing down? You look in the distance and its just as busy and crazy as the present! Its October 17th already! Where did the beautiful months of spring go? It seems like yesterday I was skating on a frozen Canadian lake and ringing in the new year...I can't say that this last year hasn't been eventful and exciting, but it all came so quickly! I began my schooling June 2nd of this year, and 24 weeks seemed like an eternity away, but as I sit here today, having completed my 3rd 6-week final, I can truly say it hasn't been but a moment. I am so thrilled to see all that I have learned in the last 5 months. I've climbed many mountains, and crossed many streams, I've found a new depth in Jesus and I wouldn't give up anything to change it all.
But with the rush, rush, study, study, practice, practice, I've finally collapsed-I can't go and do all that I used to do...and though I've tried, I've found myself ill the next day unable to keep up with school and work. So I will publically appologize to all I haven't emailed back, C & C events I've failed to attend and youth services I've missed out on....I've taken the advice of my elders and stayed involved as best as I could, but I needed to focus on this season of life and stay afloat.
I've come to love my evenings of doing just about nothing =) at least once a week at my parents, my house, or at a friends, I just snuggle into a chair and enjoy the hug of a blanket. I miss doing something on every night of the week, it makes me feel young, but since I've stepped down from a few things I've excelled academically. I'm top of my class and can't help but brag just a little. My whole being feels restored and I can't WAIT to get back into sunday school, bus ministry and College and Career! 6 more weeks, a HUGE State ABO testing and then....Graduation! yeah!!!(though the ceremony isn't until June, my certificate will be in hand ;-)
*For those that made it this far and are still reading, Lord Bless you =) Please say a prayer for me. I take my State ABO testing on November 16th,which is with the American Board of Opticianry. I decided to skip my NCLE (National Contact Lens Examiners) until next year, I only need one stressful test a year lol! I appreciate you all and pray God Blesses you richly!
sincerely yours,
arose 2008


! V r e n said...

Love and miss you Ang =)

holmessellshomes said...

Sometimes in this fast paced world we ocme to believe that if we're not doing something every minute we're a failure. Not so!! I don't think God intended us to be zooming around like crazy all the time. Now Iknow some people take it to far the other way, but it is okay to relax a little. We only get to walk this way once. I remember a message that Bro. Vaugn Morton preached called Work,Worship, Rest, and Play. It was about balance in life. It can't all be work or worship or rest or play, but a balance between the 4 of these things that make for a fulfilling and peaceful life.
Love you. I know you'll do awesome on your exam! I'm proud of you!!

MissionsAngel said...

Vren Vren-I MISS YOU MORE!!!! And eye wuv a u!

Oh Momma Holmes- I appreciate your words! It makes me think how important the 4 seasons are...without the proper balance of weather conditions our world would be either a really really wetland or a dry humid desert. Its the 4 different elements of life that make us....=) You've inspired me! Thank you and I love and miss you all dearly!

Anonymous said...

Awww Ang! I miss you!!! You crazy fun little girl, and just cuz your taking a break does not mean that your not young and fun anymore!! :)

Ashley Bunger (アシュリ-・バンガ-) said...

Awww... Angel! I am so happy for you! You have done awesome in school, I can not wait to see you graduate! You are such a brilliant and wonderful woman of God and I am truly blessed to call you my best friend! I will be praying that your ABO testing will go great and you will "A"ce it no problem! God bless always! Love ya girl!