Alarm. I’d set one for 10am, *just in case* I didn’t wake before that. My friend Bethany snoozing in my top bunk, I end my alarm and kick the bottom of her mattress lightly. She’d wanted to get up earlier than 10. I can’t put to words the blessing it is to have her here.
We start our morning in the Word and prayer before rolling out of bed at some point. It is my last day of lectures of this semester, the day I’ll hand in the last of my final essays. All that’s left of these courses is two exams, on the 7th and 19th of April. I am proud of my semester. My GPA is two full points higher than my precious highest GPA. And that isn’t due to easier courses or anything but my Lord. Who has provided energy. Focus. Passion. Drive. Care.
I make breakfast for Bethany and I, throwing together oatmeal bowls with all da toppings! We watch the first episode of Nashville, a show I’ve wanted to watch since visiting the city with my family two years ago, and now Bethany already has me hooked. The music is AMAZING and takes me right back!
We head off to class and handing in my final essays has never felt so good. I am not whatsoever interested in the lecture topic today, and find myself praying throughout class– and watching muted Vines with a lovely girl, Kirsten, who has sat with me throughout the semester and whose smile is never ending.
I’m back at home and Bethany and Maddie and I are just in the living room and it sinks in that it’s basically summer! and I’m excited for a relaxing couple of weeks. The girls and I talk, eat, watch more Netflix, and allow rest to set in.
I’ve been talking to Maddie about how badly I want to make her pad Thai, because it’s one of her favourite meals, but she herself is not a cook. I’ve never made pad Thai before but I’m excited to! Worshipping and praising Jesus as I cook, tasting while I go, tapping my feet and talking to Maddie while she eats a million cashews before dinner.
Jesus, I praise you for the miracle of cooking freely!!
Man, may I take a moment to somehow explain the amazing person that is Maddie. This beautiful, Christ-full soul, our relationship has become so blessedly sisterly I don’t know the difference. We have recently decided to have a daily prayer time set out, the two of us, and so we pray together now before dinner, more Nashville, and lots of laughs.
Jesus, guide our eyes to You. May our every breath and every act be glorifying to You my God, and in accordance with Your will.
I have loved and looked so forward to every one of these classes, and am so excited to perform this weekend! I have my genuine passion for dance back, praise be to God for that and praises to Him in all that I dance!
I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God. I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that people will fear him. ECCLESIASTES 3:12-14