So before I ramble about how things are going in my neck of the woods, you simply must meet Sarah. She's such a talented and kind soul, and I'm so grateful to have her in my life. Not to mention she made the absolutely adorable polka dot dress she's wearing! Oh, fashion majors.
I suppose it's time for a recap on this semester since it's (wowzers) almost over. Thankfully, the craziness of the semester is finally settling down into an aftermath of a storm. There are so many things to organize and clean up, but I would much rather leave everything a bit messy for a while and simply drink up the calm of the moment.
If you look at the pictures down below, I decided to share a few shots from my photography final. I put more hours into these pictures than I would like to admit, but I believe it was worth it in the end. With the help of some generous friends, some friendly foliage, and a twelve hour work day, I was able to finally accomplish the task.
When I think back on this semester, I see so many different things. The first one is learning humility and dependence on Jesus, not myself. Through all the emotions and experiences I've gone through the past few months, the only reason I see myself getting through it with a joyful heart is because the Lord was guiding and teaching me through it all. Also, community. I can't stress this one enough -- but really. The community of the body of Christ is such a beautiful, inspiring, edifying, and comforting thing. The love that friends have poured out here -- all the words of wisdom those around me have constantly challenged and lifted me up with have continually pointed me back to Christ.
And I am so, so, so grateful.