I fly back to Oregon tomorrow! I am so excited to go home... I miss the awe-inspiring grandeur of the Cascade Mountains and the verdant Oregon forests. I miss the seaside cliffs along the coast and the beautiful Willamette Valley vineyards. I also love the city of Portland! It is so contemporary and has a dynamic culture... rich in visual and performing arts.
My goodness, this semester went by fast! Living away from home has been a great experience... freedom!!! I made wonderful friends that I will know for my entire life and alot of funny memories. My faith in the Lord had grown during this past fall at Judson College. I realize that even in an unfamiliar place I do not have to worry because the Lord's love never leaves or changes.
Today is December 28, 2009. My entire family and I spent Christmas at my Aunt and Uncles home in California. Memories were made and blessings were shared. I loved seeing everyone! My life experience during these past five months can be summed up in four words... unique, significant, extraordinary and challenging. At times, I feel slightly ambivalent toward the challenging life experiences, but with all good things, there are uncertain times. I have to remember that the Lord has a plan for my life and if I trust Him, I will accomplish great things.
"Time erodes all such beauty, but what it cannot diminish is the wonderful workings of your mind... your humor, your kindness and your moral courage." - Louisa May Alcott
Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. - Psalm 37:4
"Glorious, clear daughter of mountain pastures. Statuesque within nature, you're beautiful." - Simon Gregorcic ~Soca River in Bovec, Slovenia~