It’s the weirdest feeling to have a friend move away.
And I’m not talking about moving away to a different county, or city.
I mean a different state.
Across the country.
This morning was just like any other: I got up (lazily) and realizing how late it was, went to get ready for the day. And while I was brushing my teeth—it dawned on me that today one of my long-time friends was going to move away, and that meant Facebook messaging in different time zones, no more spontaneous sleepovers at her house… no more random calls alerting me of a hangout that was about to take place. So many memories that she’s taking away with her.
It was a strange bittersweet feeling…
I wish I had spent the previous days with better judgement, milked up every last second with her before she left for New Jersey.
I mean— California and New Jersey?? That’s at least two thousand miles away, (2,424.01 to be exact). I’m rarely going to see her, it’s not even guaranteed she’ll come back for holidays.
When mapped it makes a huge teary frowny-face.
That’s just how I feel right now.
So everyone that reads this, please value every moment with your friends. Be present with them, and realize that as you grow up you will be saying more goodbyes sooner than you realize.
I’m missing you already Shirley.
Why have I never seen it before, that when I study I’m seeing more of who God is?
In Chemistry, I’m seeing the complexity and all-knowing side of God through his creations and their foundations— and then how everything works, all with an intentional design.
In Chinese, I can see the intricacy of reading, writing, and communication that God created just for one group of people. There are about 6800 languages out there.
How great is our God?
There’s more classes to take, and in them so many more facets of God to see and experience.
How great is our God.
“And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight; I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ But the father said to his slaves, ‘Quickly bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet…”
- Luke 15:21-22
Unworthy but beloved and blessed.