In Loving Memory

75585_10151302700538107_684108746_nMy dad died last month, surrounded by family. The death was expected, but there are still many little daily adjustments to living life without him. We continue to trust in God and put our faith and hope in Him at this time. My hope is to better articulate my thoughts about this time in a future post, but for now here is a picture and a life update.

“A biography of where he was born, educated and job history does not really convey the true underlying human being, mere words can never capture the true measure of a man’s life. Reed would tell you that his real life was revealed after he was baptized into the body of Christ in 1998. He saw how God had sovereignly guided his life even before he believed in the one true God. His relationships soared. He was gradually transformed to the husband, father and friend that God intended. Reed’s ability to cope with his cancer and death was because he had complete faith in the sure hope of a resurrected life through the sacrifice on his behalf of Jesus Christ. This complete confidence came from his commitment to absolute truth and his 12 years of systematic bible study through the international organization Bible Study Fellowship (BSF).” – an excerpt from his obituary

It has been such a blessing having a dad who was so committed to living out his life the way God would have him live his life. I am thankful for every single day I had with him and I continue to live in the hope that we have through Christ that we will someday see each other again in heaven.

Senior Year

The other night as I was falling asleep, it hit me..

I am a senior in high school.

When did that happen? It has all moved so fast. It seems like just yesterday that I was a freshman and I thought that I knew exactly what I wanted to do with my life. I swear that the older I get, the more I have no idea what I’m doing or what I want to do. But also, as I get older I find more and more that I know what is really important in life. What’s important is not what job I have or what education I receive, but what I do with my skills to better the world and the relationships that I have with the people around me. So as I go through this year and take more classes and discover new things about myself I can only hope and pray that God will show me what His plan for my life is. In the meantime; I am really enjoying learning new things in my classes and just kind of existing in the academic world without the pressure of working towards a specific goal. 

So basically I have learned that DISCOVERY is fun. No matter what kind of discovery it is. Discovering things about yourself or about the world around you. 

So, let’s see what happens this year; you know as much as I do.