Friday, May 27, 2011

Moving Forward

Ah, the end of May.  The season of graduates.  As of yesterday I am no longer a Junior and will be moving on to bigger and better things: I'll be a Senior this September, after my summer break!     

The thought is kind of scary.  I only have one year left to be a kid.  Then I'll graduate, and turn 18 a few months later.

I remember my first day of school.  I was so excited, yet nervous at the same time (I was in public school kindergarten- six weeks of 2nd grade).  I was four years old and didn't have a care in the world. 

I remember the little play-house that was in my classroom and some of the little girls in my class and I would play "house".  I remember playing with Play-Doh, using "kiddy scissors", and story time (which wasn't one of my favorites because I had to sit still and be quiet lol:). 

Things were so simple then. I always dreamed about being a "big kid" and it seemed so far away. But time has flown by! Now I'm a Senior, before I know it I'll be a graduate, then I'll be 18 years old and legally be an adult.  It's a scary thought-- growing up-- because I don't know where this life will lead me...


Even though I'm anxious, I know God has a perfect, beautiful plan for my life.  I have fears... many fears!  But I know my life does not stop at a dead end.  :) 

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."
Romans 8:28

Sure, there will be trials and tribulation.  The storms will come, but they will pass in time.

I am always moving forward in life.  Sometimes I'm not quite sure where I'm headed, but that's okay, because the Captain of my ship does know, and He is in control. 
So here's to new things! 
And moving forward!
Life is beautiful!
God is beautiful!
And look! Here comes the sun!... ;)

11 Greetings from Elven Friends

Jo March said...

I know the feeling....Senior year, here we come! It's amazing how *fast* time has gone by - I also remember my first day of school, playing play-doh, etc. I'm getting to re-live all of that through my little brothers and sisters right now, but almost sadly, since I'll probably be out of the house by the time little Zuzu is even in first grade! *sigh* "...as time goes by" :D

Love you, dear!

Jo

Katie said...

I went and listened to "Here Comes the Sun" by The Beatles after reading this. Hehe ;)
Great post! I know exactly what you mean. And lovely photos!

Katie

Jennoelle said...

Oh yes, I know exactly how you feel--the future is big and unknown and frightening and exciting all at once. It is so good to know that God has our lives in the palm of his hand though, isn't it? And his plans for us are epic beyond belief! =)

~Jenn

BARBIE said...

Oh to be 18 again without a care in the world. This is a very exciting time in your life. God has your future in His hands. It's going to be marvelous!

Emily Shae said...

Breathtaking. All I can say to that is AMEN! Wow!

And as for the quote: yes, it's my favorite!

Love ya lots, Eldarwen. :D

Em

Miss Gwenea said...

I have one more year of being a junior... :(
I'm not ready to grow up! I feel like I'm just not ready to be in the wide, wide world.

But it sounds like you are well prepared, with God to guide you!

Lots of love, and prayers,
xo
Gwen

Alli said...

Hi Eldarwen!
I got the Ocean Eyes cd- next I'd love All thing Bright and Beautiful!
My favorites are Meteor shower Q(which I'd never heard before my cd!) and Saltwater Room. I've been listening to it ALL the time!

What are your Owl City favorites?

♥Alli

Eldarwen said...

Hola Ali! My favorite songs are Tidal Wave, Vanilla Twilight, Sunburn and Hot Air Balloon! :D I didn't know you were an Owl City fan, so that's pretty cool!! I love Adam's songs! ;)

Emily Shae said...

Awe, thanks, Eldarwen! Eeep....I senior? Gasp. This is monumental, girlfriend! What a wonderful beginning to a new chapter in your life. :D

Enjoy,
Em

Elizabeth said...

Love this post... everything about it is so true. Growing up is definitely scary :/.

Näna said...

Thankfully, I am a Junior instead of a Senior this year...I'm sure I will be a total emotional wreck when I do start my Senior year....thank God for His grace! And for the fact that our future is going to be amazing as long as our trust is in Him.

Love ya,
Nana