Saturday, June 30, 2012

I Cry For Them

Recently there has been some turmoil on my moms side of the family. You see, one of my aunts got remarried 2 years ago and gained 2 stepdaughters (she has one daughter of her own). I was a little weary in warming up to my new stepcousins but once their behavior improved I became really close with them. S is the oldest, she's 10 now and A is the youngest (my biological cousin is in between their ages) she's is 8. S is so sweet and smart, she reminds me of myself when I was younger. A is sort of crazy but super fun and unpredictable!

Before I move on I want to say that I love my aunts biological daughter very much as well! I know that she will ALWAYS be in my life. This post is about the other two though, because I may not have them around much longer.

Anyway, recent events have brought to my attention that these two amazing girls may not be my cousins forever. The thought of them not being around brings tears to my eyes, I have known them for 3 years, seen them at nearly every family gathering and I love them as if they'd been in my life forever. When I think about S and how calm and serious she is, I can't imagine what more chaos in her life would do to her. I cry for them, the thought of losing them and the thought of them being unhappy.

Kids, all kids, are so innocent and they deserve the best. I pray for them often, that they would stay in my family, in my life.

This is something that has been on my heart for awhile, it is deeply personal so I didn't give many details but I do ask that if you are reading this, that you would pray for God's will to be done in this situation.

Love,
-G-

Over and Done in a Flash

That was my month of June.

I graduated

Started back at work

Had a great Fathers Day

Planned extensively for my graduation party

Attended 5 other graduation parties.

Enjoyed my own graduation party

Learned that another baby would be born in my family

Signed up to work at my church's VBS for the 6 time

Hung out with my two best frineds

Began my summer trend of braiding my usually unsightly hair

Got my dorm assignment

Tried to feel ready for college...

...and failed miserably

So, here's to you June 2012, you've been good, you've been great! July, take notes!

-G-

Friday, June 29, 2012

Better Late Than Never: Summer Goals

Summer Goals 2012
Accomplish At Least Half
  1. Read 5 more books
  2. Paint
  3. Eat healthier 
  4. Gain more patience
  5. Witness to someone
  6. Take many pictures
  7. Buy an ipad
  8. Gain more of a passion for God
  9. Feel comfortable about going to college 
  10. Do one thing crazy
  11. Cut or trim ;) my hair
  12. Meet someone new
  13. Enjoy it!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Worst Blogger

And the award goes to...

ME!

Alright, alright I admit I meant to write yesterday but I ended up going shopping for hours with my mom and sisters. Family time, you know? Furthermore I'm about to go see The Lorax so I cannot write a long lengthy  heartfelt post at he moment either. Forgive me, and don't give up on me. Summer is oh, so busy and I am trying to enjoy ever single minute of it!

Love,
-G-

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Why Haven't I Written?

Laziness!! Plain and simple. I haven't found time or made time and it's a major problem. Ask anyone.
Things have been good, things have been great. Time is flying, I wish it would stop....
If I don't post nice and long tomorrow than I will officially be the worlds worst blogger.

-G-

Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Best Things Come in Lists

1. I'm excited to get back to blogging! I just have to figure out a perfect time to write. Summer has been busy and is about to get even more so.

2. Thanks to anyone who prayed for Lucy, she is doing better, Praise God!

3. I start work again on Monday. My job really is an entire post within itself but I will say for now that I actually started working there in the spring and had a few weeks off recently. I'm excited to get back and start earning some money again.

4. I'm feeling a bit sad that I haven't gotten to see my friends as much as I would have liked to so far this summer. I've always had a bit of a problem taking the initiative and hanging out with people when school is no longer in session. I always feel like people wouldn't want to spend time with me so I just don't ask. Not good, I need to come out of my shell before college.

5. I'm going to make a summer goals post later today. I usually make up a list of things I want to accomplish every summer. Hopefully this year for the first time I will be able to do everything!

Happy Thursday Folks! I'm off to lunch with my grandma and then to float around in the pool.


-G-

Monday, June 11, 2012

Guess What?

I'm back.

Yep, after a ridiculous hiatus I am back and in business. Honestly, the stress I felt these last few months of school was so intense that at times I wanted to give up but...I didn't and hurray, hurray, I am DONE. With high school that is. I'm super nervous about college but I'm not going to worry about it right now It is June, time for Summer fun!!

I want to do a more detailed post about this later but for now I ask that you would please pray for a little girl named Lucy Krull. Her mother writes a blog that I follow and have been reading for over a year. Lucy has been battling cancer for almost 18 months and her cancer has returned. Please pray that she would be well enough to come home so that she can spend some quality time with her family. Lucy's story has been weighing on my heart for some time now and it is part of the reason that I decided to blog again.

Thanks for reading, I promise not to leave for 5 months again!

-G-

Here is a link to the blog mentioned above: http://erikandkatekrull.blogspot.com/