Sunday, April 28, 2013

The End of an Era.

Wow. This last semester has FLOWN by. People always said college flies by, but I did not realize how fast! ha It seems I haven't written since the last time I was coming up on the last week of classes. This time, though, these are my last classes at Baylor :( I cannot believe my time at Baylor is almost over. I LOVE this school and the community that is here. I know I will forever be apart of Baylor Nation, and I cannot wait to come back and visit as an alumni!

Just for fun, lets go back to the beginning of my time at Baylor...

At campus for orientation! 

This is where I lived freshman year!

Line Camp group in Independence getting our line jerseys!

One of many football games with these friends!!

Building the Homecoming bonfire freshman year!

Freshman year was full of tons of new things: new friends, new school, new way of life, new church, new, new, new. But that newness required me to really figure out who I was, and what I was about. Then the next 3 years, I worked hard on making the most out of college, and getting experiences to really shape who I have become.

Sophomore I started living with Lauren, and we still live together! 

I am so thankful for her and the 3 years we have lived together.

It snowed!! 

This community has really helped shape me into who I am.

And Africa!! What a way to end my sophomore year!

Literally, these last 4 years have been full of adventure! Adventure in the classroom, adventure in Waco, adventure in my heart and spirit, adventure, adventure, adventure. Baylor will always hold a special place in my life, and I will always love thinking back on memories I made while being a student.

I LOVE when Baylor and Zephyr mix!

Roommates!! Love these girls!

Celebrating the bling!

You cannot forget this!...I tossed the football with him freshman year!

Still so challenged and loved by this community!

I have had AMAZING professors teach and guide me!

Late night shenanigans. 

Roomie nights!!

There is no way to truly go back and remember each and every moment. There are so many memories that I have from these last four years, it would take another four years to remember them all. These last four years have been full of memories, and these next 19 days will be full of many, many more! 

Of course Lauren is a huge part of senior year!

This year I was blessed with being apart of Student Foundation!

Roommates getting ready for Halloween!

I had to get a picture with Bruiser, and why not get one in my stripes?

We have a picture like this one from every year!

This community! I love these people!

This hotel allowed a lot of reflection and decisions to be made.

West Explosion: Never thought I would experience a tragedy this close to home.

Baylor has blessed me extremely. I am not the same person who started here in the fall of 2009. The girl who is about to walk across a stage on May 17th is someone who has learned numerous things, and had many life experiences, some great, some bad. I am very thankful for the things I have learned at Baylor, but I am so excited for what is next. But first let me wrap up my Baylor life...

The President himself: Mr. Ken Starr!!

How am I wearing this??

Sadly, this part of my life is over, but one thing I have learned is to live in the moment, not in the past. So of course I will miss Baylor, but I know God has fantastic things in store for me. I have learned that trusting him is the best thing I can do. He has my best in mine, and his plans are always better, and always work out. 

So what is next you ask? Antioch Discipleship School! I will be staying in Waco and attending the training school at my church here. I will take this year to focus on my relationship with God, and grow spiritually, before I go out and pour out into children and their families. I do not know what church I will be at next year, but God does and that is all that matters. 

Baylor was so good to me, I love this place, and I will always and forever cherish the memories I made these last four years. But I am so excited for next year and the chance to fall more in love with my Creator before going out and teaching children about him! 

There is so much that God has in store for me and I cannot wait to experience it all. 

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