5 days into being home.

I have been home for 5 days.

Been sick for 3 of them.

Feeling better now.

Stepped on the scale about 15 times since I have been home.

I haven’t done that is a long time…..Praying.

God take control. I need you. I need to know you are here. I feel alone.

It’s a bad secret that lies and takes away my joy.

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Summer Bucket List, Join me if you would like, YOLO (:

YOLO

Summer Bucket List 2012

*Grow a pot filled with flowers

* Make Lemonade

*Get in the car, and end up where we end up

*Watch fireworks on the 4th of July

*Go to the farmers market

*Drive the River Road

*Visit Ted Drews

*Catch Fireflies late at night

*Have a bonfire

*Draw with sidewalk chalk

*Go to a baseball game

*Read three books

*Play mini golf

*Make a tie-dye shirt

*Sit outside for a whole day

*Fly a kite

*Visit a lighthouse

*Build a fort

*Go to Pier Marquette and walk the trails

*Play in the rain

*Send a nice letter to a random person in the phonebook

*Go to the zoo

*Have a picnic

*Watch 5 movies in a row

*Go to a carnival or fair

*Have a massive silly string/Shaving cream fight

*Go on a late night walk

*Window paint a car

*Visit REI and IKEA

*Go to a concert

*See one camper accept Christ at Durley

*Get humdingers

*Blow bubbles

*Spend a day watching Gilmore Girls

*See a movie in the park

*Visit the playground

*Read at least 3 childhood books

*Leave flowers on a random persons door

*Take pictures in a photo booth

*Drive with the windows down, music blasting

*Watch the sun rise

*Go to the Arch

*Take a picture by the Hollywood sign

*Stargaze

*Meet someone famous/semi famous

*Eat IMO’s

*Visit the dragon in Vandalia

*Take pictures at the Alton Amphitheater

*Write at least 15 letters to college friends

*Make this a summer to remember (:

**See one you want to be a part of, let me know** (:

For Good.

As I think about Graduation and the wonderful people that will be leaving Greenville, and being sent out into the world to do God’s work, this song from Wicked keeps coming to mind.

Even if I never see some of them again, my heart and life have been changed by their willingness to love me, care for me, and remind me of God’s truth.

 

I wish them all the best of luck. ❤

(Elphaba):
Im limited
Just look at me – Im limited
And just look at you
You can do all I couldn’t do, Glinda
So now it’s up to you
For both of us – now it’s up to you…

(Glinda):
I’ve heard it said
That people come into our lives for a reason
Bringing something we must learn
And we are led
To those who help us most to grow
If we let them
And we help them in return
Well, I don’t know if I believe that’s true
But I know I’m who I am today
Because I knew you…

Like a comet pulled from orbit
As it passes a sun
Like a stream that meets a boulder
Halfway through the wood
Who can say if I’ve been changed for the better?
But because I knew you
I have been changed for good

(Elphaba):
It well may be
That we will never meet again
In this lifetime
So let me say before we part
So much of me
Is made from what I learned from you
You’ll be with me
Like a handprint on my heart
And now whatever way our stories end
I know you have re-written mine
By being my friend…

[From: http://www.elyrics.net/read/w/wicked-lyrics/for-good-lyrics.html ]
Like a ship blown from its mooring
By a wind off the sea
Like a seed dropped by a skybird
In a distant wood
Who can say if I’ve been changed for the better?

But because I knew you

(Glinda):
Because I knew you

(Both):
I have been changed for good

(Elphaba):
And just to clear the air
I ask forgiveness
For the things I’ve done you blame me for

(Glinda):
But then, I guess we know
There’s blame to share

(Both):
And none of it seems to matter anymore

(Glinda):
Like a comet pulled from orbit
As it passes a sun
Like a stream that meets a boulder
Halfway through the wood

(Elphaba):
Like a ship blown from its mooring
By a wind off the sea
Like a seed dropped by a bird in the wood

(Both):
Who can say if I’ve been
Changed for the better?
I do believe I have been
Changed for the better

(Glinda):
And because I knew you…

(Elphaba):
Because I knew you…

(Both):
Because I knew you…
I have been changed for good…