Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sunday Style- WIND

Today is surprising chilly compared the sweltering heat of recent days.
It's also windy.

Not good for pictures. My apologies. It was sunny, though.
 


Can you believe 2015 is almost halfway over? I can't. I literally feel like Christmas was last week. I also feel like I just started middle school, and in a little over a month I'll be a freshman. Yikes.
 Live in the moment. Enjoy all life has to give. Don't waste time on regret and and worry. Be happy, enjoy your youth. Life goes by in the blink of an eye.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Let Go//Let God

Stress.
I'm the kind of person who gets stressed very, very easily. I worry about everything. EVERYTHING.
 I really shouldn't. And it took me a night of sobbing, vomiting, and complete distortion for me to realize that.
"Don't worry in advance" my grandpa used to say. He's right.
Worry isn't a bad thing. Sometimes worry leads to the realization that something needs to change, usually for the better. But I was worrying about everything, mostly about the future. I worried about every possible scenario, and tried to figure out my entire future and make sure I was 'all set'.
Guess what? I'm not in charge of my future. GOD IS.
Trying to plan your own future is pointless, what will happen will happen. God's got a plan.
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11 

I've recently adopted the theme from one of my favorite songs "Patience," by Guns 'N' Roses as my own personal motto.
"Take it slow, it'll work itself out just fine. All we need is just a little patience"
Patience is NOT my strength. I struggle with it- which is probably why I worry so much about the future, I'm too impatient to just wait and see how things will turn out. I "have to" have a plan. 
But God already does.

(Interjection to share my outfit for girl's Bible study tonight)
I can't go a post without him :P

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Sunday Style- Happy Father's Day! And "Best Blogging Buddies Award"

Hey everyone! Happy Father's Day, be sure to be good to your daddies today. I'm so blessed to have a wonderful, wise, Christian man as my father. Ignore the lighting in the photo on the right- our living room is not the best place for selfies. :P Also, please ignore his hair in the left photo. Yikes.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Sunday Style- Picture Taking Weather (at long last!)

The sun is shining bright today! (A little too bright at times) However, it really does help with photography. Today's photos turned out great for being the shade, and I don't really know if it was the weather or a rare phenomenon called Grace-looks-decent-and-her-poses-don't-look-wacky. Hmm.....

random chair in the background

Thursday, June 4, 2015

YES I MADE IT

Well. Now I'm a freshman. Honestly it hasn't sunken in yet.
Saying goodbye to my fellow eighth graders was tough. In years past, saying goodbye came with the reassurance of seeing each other in the fall, and even if it was the move from elementary to middle school, the same people went with you. Now we are all going in different directions. While most people are going to our districts high school, me and two friends of mine are going to a local parochial school. It's an all girls Catholic school (even though I am Protestant :P) with a uniform and I am SO excited about going! I'm really going to miss some of my middle school buddies. It really saddens me that I'll never see them again. I'll never even see some of my teachers again. My favorite teacher ever retired this year. I'll tell you, that class (ACCESS) has been the best best best ever. We've all been in ACCESS together for years and we've grown and bonded and we're all so close. I love that. This year we all chipped in a bought her a jersey for her favorite football team with her last name on it. She was so shocked- she screamed. :P And today our principal had a limo (a legit limo folks) come with her family in it- not just her husband and her kids, but her cousins, her sister, her nephews, her grandson, her son from NEW HAMPSHIRE and basically everyone else- she cried. It was so incredibly special. Believe me, she deserves it. She's like a grandma to us all in ACCESS, we've laughed, talked, and even cried together. We've played games, done SO much homework, and create crazy inside jokes and sayings. Nothing will ever replace the amazing memories I have from that class.
Speaking of grandmas, (and since this post needs a desperate picture break) here is me and my lovely Mormor (swedish for Mother's mother) at my "graduation."