May is always a good month. The month of new things and the month many things come to an end. I would be lying if I said I haven’t been anticipating this month. I finally get to leave the city that has coddled me the past 4 years. Within the next couple months, my life is going to be completely different and I am so incredibly here for it. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not excited to leave the beautiful friendships that have kept me sane these last few years. Finding good friends who make you better is hard to come by and it took me longer than it should have to appreciate that. Better late than never, right? College has taught me so much about relationships and molded me in many different ways. Freshman year to senior year, yet still I am not completely molded. And that is okay.
So much has happened this semester that was supposed to break me. So much has happened to me that has helped my growth. And as much as I wanted myself to be broken (odd, I know) I was never completely broken. The reason for that was only thanks to family, friends, and Jesus: suffocating me with love (even when I didn’t want it), giving me invaluable advice (again, even when I didn’t want it), and being my rock. I cannot imagine doing life without these three key components. It is such a blessing. There is so much I have done recently that I wouldn’t have without the push of great people in my life: I started a blog, I went skiing, I touched the Atlantic, I traveled with friends…There is so much planned for the summer that I cannot wait to experience. It’s crazy how what is meant to be ugly always ends up beautiful when God places His hand in it.
There’s a verse that I came across yesterday that has been stuck in my head. Isaiah 43:2 “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall no consume you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy one of Israel, your Savior.”
Thank you Jesus for May.