Friday, September 16, 2011

Friends Reunited and Friends Made

      I find it so ironic how God places people in your life at such a young age with such a strong connection that you cannot ever run from. A year ago if I would had been told that I'm going to be reunited with one of my old best friends I would have wondered where in the heck that came from! When I moved to Mobile I only knew two families that also recently moved from Oklahoma. Out of one of the families is a girl that I used to be best friends with when I was younger, Alesha.

     I didn't realize how big of an impact that they would have on my life right now. They have and are being a big support to me. Each time I see them I feel as if I'm at home. They are people that I can just hug and enjoy family time with.

Alesha and I

 I have enjoyed reconnecting with Alesha. It feels like we haven't had any years apart!

      The first week of school was a little crazy/ different for me. Each morning I had to wake up and tell myself that it would be a good day no matter what and there's a reason why I'm here. At times I felt like I was so alone, but then at times I was overwhelmed with God's grace on me to allow me to meet so many great people!

Tuesday Morning-
      I was early for class and decided to sit outside at a picnic table. I noticed a sweet looking girl coming towards me and sat down by me and told me that she felt like she needed to come talk to me. As we began to talk I knew then that God had brought her to me because she was such a sweet and uplifting young woman. We only talked a short couple of minutes, but in that time I was greatly impacted (I'm not so sure that she knows how much I needed her that morning!) Thank you Chynna!! :)

Tuesday Evening-
       There was a dinner event called Tiki Tuesday at the pool that night. I wrestled the thought about going because I didn't want to walk up awkwardly by myself. I prayed and prayed and even called my mom and she had to talk me into it. I finally went and for some reason I thought I would walk to the Cafeteria first and see if they were serving dinner in there too. As I arrived there were two girls (Hillary and Jessica) that were going to get dinner too. We introduced ourselves and walked to the pool together to find it not so appealing, so they invited me to go grab food from Wendy's. For some reason I accepted their invitation and had no problem riding with two complete strangers. We clicked and enjoyed each other's conversation. I even sat by them at True Spin (Campus wide worship service) that night.
Recent Beach day with Hill and Jess

 Friday Evening-
      Again, I was trying to decide if I really wanted to go to another event by myself which was called Dinner on the Run, which I told myself I wouldn't unless somebody was to me about it. The guy that gave me a tour of the campus was talking to me that day and told me to go and join his group and to get on his bus. There I clicked with another sweet girl, named Amanda. Come to find out she wasn't even supposed to be on that bus either, but she jumped on it.

Amanda and I

       By the end of that week I had hope that I would be able to meet some of my best of friends, but was still hard.

I have met so many more friends and have been able to really get to know those girls from the first week. I also think I have now found my own little group that I truly fit in with! I'm enjoying myself more and more!

I may be miles away from my family, but being here feels like I'm at home.

That is only a glimpse of what has went on! Many more to come and so sorry for the length of this!

"We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ."
                                                                    II Corinthians 10:5

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