Saturday, February 19, 2011

it's official....

I've been placed! I'm now officially a leader at Riverdale High School! 

Today was leader day {if you couldn't already tell}, we started the day with our placement--which was exciting! {but kind of nerve racking}  I wasn't expecting to be placed at Riverdale, but I know that's where I'm supposed to be! Some funny coincidences: If Clint would have stayed in Murfreesboro, he would have went to Riverdale, and my high school was RHS and our colors were red and gold--Riverdale is obviously RHS and their colors are red and gold!! Crazy huh?

THEN I drove by Riverdale {I was a little excited, so I wanted to drive by and see it} Clint swore I'd been there before, but I said no. nope. never. I thought I'd never been to any schools in Murfreesboro. Then we pull up and I realize, I HAD been there! I went one summer to watch Clint play summer ball and I remembered every little detail! I remembered thinking while pulling up "where am I? The middle of NO where.." Who would have thought a couple years later I'd be living there and leading at that school.

The rest of the day was spent worshiping, seminars, bonding, and just getting to know our new teams! All my nerves were for nothing {there's a shocker, right?}, the girls were very welcoming and I can't wait to start!!

"For I know the plans I have for you, plans to give you hope and a future." -Jeremiah 29:11


A picture of you and the person you have been closest with the longest

I would put family here but one--that's a given and two--if you're following my sister's blog, she did our family. So this is my friend Chloe, I have known her since middle school. {I moved a lot, so that's as far back as my friends go--that I still keep in touch with} Our friendship started out different than most. Her boyfriend broke up with her to date me, then broke up with me to date her! {keep in mind this is middle school} Most girls would hate each other after that, but we became best friends--she's been there for me ever since, she is one of the nicest girls I know!

lesson learned: This one was obvious for me today. Don't expect to know your "plan" or future. Don't be let down when things don't go your way, or the way you think they're supposed to go. God has a plan for you, one WAY better than any we can plan. Today I realized that I ended up somewhere I would have NEVER planned. I was dead set against ever going to MTSU, let alone Young Life and all of this. But I couldn't be happier.

1 comment:

Monica said...

I remember that trip you made to that Ball called me and asked me to map quest because you thought you were in the middle of nowhere...why would a school be out there!!! Well with all those similarities of both the is definitely meant to be!!! Can't wait to here about the fun your going to have there!!

Chloe!!!! Gotta love sweet Chloe!!