Friday, April 15, 2005

Less than two weeks to go's pretty crazy when you think that this school year is almost over. Over 7 months have just flown by and now we're left with less than one. It's really sad, but exciting at the same time. It'll be nice to be done with homework, though I've really enjoyed what I've been learning here. Grad is coming very shortly and I've got soo much work to do before then! Right now I think I have about 57 chapters a day to do for Bible reading, plus most of my Soteriology word studies. That'll take a lot of work. So we'll see if I manage to make it through or not. :)

I'm not sure what I'm doing next year. At one point in time, probably about a month ago, I was so sure that I was coming back for second year, but recently plans seemed to have changed (partially because of my mom) and now I have a few different options. My plan at this point is to get a job when I go back home, maybe somehow working with children, and then in the fall I want to head up my youth group back home again and start an outreach into our community. I'm still open to the idea of going to KLBC again, but we'll see where God leads me to. It's difficult not knowing what He holds for us in the future.

God has blessed me soo much this year with awesome friends! I don't think I've ever had such great, sincere friendships as I've had here at KLBC. I'm so sad that after the Graphite retreat and then Grad (which is on the 30th) we'll all part ways and maybe won't be seeing each other for a long time. I'm going to miss seeing everyone every day, being a part of their lives and having them be a part of mine. The love and concern that everyone showed for each other was so great, and I'll miss it terribly. So many things that will be sad to see gone: getting up early after a late night of rez partying, rushing so as not to be late for class, daily hugs from Matty, the boys going through rez trying to get lunch off of anyone who felt generous, wandering to everyone's rooms just to hang out, walks to No Frills, movies and baking parties, night's before choir trips, and so much more! This list could go on and on. For those of you who read this, I just want you to know that I love you all, and I'm so glad that we were able to become friends this year. You're all so great and I really hope that we'll be able to keep in touch and continue to build the friendships that we started here. I've been blessed by being here with you, and I really appreciate you. I'll be praying for you all, and I hope that this summer will be great for you! I'm off to do some more reading now, and then to get some sleep. Love and prayers to all of you...You're super great!! I'll miss you all terribly! Such a sad time...