Thursday, April 19, 2012

changing



i wake up and lay there. sleep escaped last night so the morning in bed is a late one. all is quiet except for the birds singing their melodious songs outside the lighted window. an occasional rumble from a truck can be heard in the distance.
i look around my room and take a look at my life. times are changing and i'm not sure if i like it. there's an eighteenth birthday for me next week. plans for high school graduation are in the making. there's talk of college. the university is calling and wants me to apply. excitement builds then fear takes over as it all sinks in. times are changing... changing... changing. my life is shifting.
i like things the way they are and am frightened at the future of trying new things. the comfort zone is here and must i step out of it's bounds? it's hard to do but i know with God all things are possible. I take comfort in that thought and am gratefully reminded of the virtuous woman in Proverbs 31 who smiles at the future.
plans are not clear but i know i can rest my future in His hands. with a smile on my face.


                                                                                
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39 comments:

Elisha(: said...

this is just toooo pretty memm(:

marie said...

You are one smart young lady. Your future is wide open and I am excited to see where you go.

JanM ♥ said...

Good luck girl! I've been there and I know the best is yet to come for you just don't forget to take things one at a time. :)

xo,
janmloves.blogspot.com

Emma Margaret said...

18.... wow... I would be a little scared too! (but I still can't wait! ;)

LOL (LoveOurLord),
Emma

Nichole said...

I know it seems scary but embrace the change. God has amazingly huge plans for your life . You are gonna love the next step.. it's honestly where you learn to find exactly who you are! Praying for you!

Sarah said...

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 hope and a future. ~ Jeremiah 29:11

Go with courage! God is right there with you holding your hand and guiding you along. :)

Purposely at Home said...

wow. you just made me burst out crying....*tear* here's to our family's future...it's gonna be fun! (just don't go and get married to some foreigner or something and move off to a far off land, ok? that would make me really cry...to lose my bestest friend...) we'll make our future one of the best. k??
love you, sissy,

you know...me. ;)

Katherine said...

WOW! eighteen! Have an awesome birthday! Make sure to post about it. :)
You will do just fine in college. You can't think fear; only success!!

Kirstyn said...

So well said. I remember that time in my life and I was the same way. Change was/is terrifying. But I promise great things are in store and you are in for some amazing times and adventures!! Enjoy it while you can because it speeds by. Happy 18th next week!

Agnes of {anna+agnes} said...

woo hoo you can do it Memory! I remember moving through that post high school transition was really hard for me as well, but you can always lean on the big man upstairs, He's got you!

I have missed you very much so, I have been MIA from the interwebs for a while, but I can't wait to catch up with you :)

kachow!!
<3

ginanorma said...

18 next week honey?! Wow, well...happy early birthday again.. I just didn't know it was 18! What fun will you do?

Do you have any idea what you are doing in the Fall? Sorry so many ?'s love you!

ElleSee said...

Oh the excitement of life after high school! It's such a nervous yet fun moment. Enjoy it :)

Sierra said...

I remember the night before I left for college, my brain was constantly tormented with, "Oh my gosh! I have to grow up." here's a secret though: you don't. Haha. Try to enjoy the journey and try not to look too far in the future. Life will happen. Enjoy it!
On another note, congrats on graduating high school! Such a big step :)

Erin @ Currently Coveting said...

Change can be so exciting! College was the best years of my life. You should be happy you have the opportunity and grab it :)

XO,
Erin
http://erinscurrentlycoveting.blogspot.com

Liz Brown said...

I remember those feelings :) Seventeen and pretty much scared of everything. I think the most important thing I've learned is ... to start taking steps. Whatever the first step is, for whatever it is you're considering, just take it and God will open and close doors and get you on your way. He can't do much with a girl who's just sitting stock still :D Which is what I was, a few times.

Chelsea said...

He is in control. That is exciting and encouraging!

Christi Lynn said...

this is such a fun age for you!! times are changing...but for the best!

Emalee said...

Aww, I love your blog!! :) It's so sweet, and you're an amazing writer!!

~Em

according-toem.blogspot.com

lexi said...

so many people have been through the change of high school to...grown up : ) don't worry, you'll be just fine! can't wait to see what happens next in your lifetime adventure

Jadyn @ Dutch.British.Love said...

This post just made me nod my head with a strong 'yes' in my heart. I'm a little more than a decade ahead of you, but around the time that I turned 18 was when the woman in Proverbs 31 became an important inspiration to me too. And yes, when we walk with God, we definitely have reason to smile at the future. He has created you and will absolutely walk with you every step of the way. Thanks for sharing your thoughts & your wisdom. I also needed to be reminded of this today. :)

Dawson Cattle Company said...

you can do it. adventure is part of the change. and you can always come back and revisit the place you feel safe and recharge...have a great week!

mistergandme said...

i love this post! happy birthday :) don't be afraid of the future! i'm so excited to see what it holds for you!!!

Tina L. Hook said...

Following over from WhyGirlsAreWierd, and I must say, you have quite the writing voice.

Keep writing.

Katrina S said...

you're really pretty- swear.
i know i'm far away from graduating high school, but i definitely know how you feel as my brother is in the same boat as you. and i love how strong your faith in god is and you are one of the awesomest blogs ever :D

katrina

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sherri said...

Don't worry change is good, that's the only way we can grow. God will take care of you :) Good luck with everything!

meme-and-he said...

amen. just soaked up this post.

Emma Frances said...

You'll love the changes even though they are scary. And isn't it just the weirdest when you can just FEEL your life changing? I think so! It's weird and kinda cool!

Nicole Marie said...

All the luck to you pretty girl.

bridget anne said...

i know with god all things are possible. keep it coming, beautiful girl. i adore you & this beautiful blog.

my thrifty closet said...

yes, thanks for the reminder Memory...we do not what our future holds but we know for sure who holds the future.

Jeremiah 29:11
"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 hope and a future."

You are so young and full of potential I believe the Lord has great plans for you! Have a wonderful birthday week!

mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Memory I have this great feeling that you are going to do AMAZING things. Embrace it.

Courtney said...

I LOVE that "smiles at the future." Boy did I ever need to hear that today. Thank you dear for this lovely writing. And YES! God will be with you wherever it is you go. I'm sending big hugs your way...

Elle Sees said...

you're going to have an amazing future!!!
i'm ellesees on instagram!

Trinka said...

Aww...this is so sweet! Happy birthday, girl!
Love you,
trinka

Allison Taylor said...

You're future is exciting! I think everyone feels this way when they're preparing to leave home and start school in a completely different area, but the change is fantastic. A little hard at the beginning, but it gets awesome. I'm excited to see what your plans are in the next couple of months!

Marcelle Renee said...

Darling, you'll do great with whatever you decide to do. :)

Je t'aime!
marcelle.

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Arrow said...

change = growth!

best wishes ~