As I prepare to close this chapter of my life, I can only marvel at how awesome God is. I never, ever could have imagined being where I am today on my own. I would be nothing without God, and am beyond grateful for the blessings and challenges that have been sent my way.
From leading my Girls’ Group and camps in the summer, to volunteering, working, and all the late nights writing papers, I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as a homeschooler (don’t worry, we threw out the deinim jumpers years ago ;-). I will always be proud to say that I was homeschooled through the entirety of my compulsory education. Within the richness of homeschooling, I’ve learned so much about my faith, and have been given opportunities I would not have had otherwise. This flexibility has allowed me to pursue more deeply my Catholic faith, and to discover my passion for the pro-life movement.
A couple years ago, I entertained many ideas of what I’d be “when I grew up”. It took longer than I wanted (or expected), but when the time was right, God opened my eyes to the pro-life movement. I found my passion for defending life around a year ago, and have been involved in the pro-life movement ever since.
I plan to dedicate my life to spreading God’s message of life and love which the world needs to hear so desperately. This fall, I’ll leave sunny California to study at Benedictine College in Kansas. My degree will involve business and psychology (with a minor in theology) as I prepare to work in pro-life non-profits after college. I will miss the California sunshine, but am beyond excited to see what new challenges and opportunities I will have while in college.
Thank you to each and every person who has been a part of my life. From people I’ve worked with, to friends, to strangers I’ve come in contact with over time; you have helped make me who I am today.
Thank you to my family, and especially to my parents, for all the sacrifices you’ve made and memories we’ve made together. We’re a crazy bunch of people who can laugh our heads off one moment and have serious deep conversations in the next. I predict that the years to come will be even more epic as we get older and mature our awesomeness 🙂
Most of all, thank you to God for all the blessings and challenges you’ve sent my way; without you, I would be nothing.
As I open this new chapter of my life, I wait with bated breath to see what God has in store for me. Life is an exciting adventure, and it has only just begun. Hold on tight, and stay tuned for the ride!
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, on your own intelligence rely not; In all your ways be mindful of Him and He will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6″
2 thoughts on “On My High School Graduation…”
Congratulations! I am so proud of you. You have grown into an amazing young woman and I, too, watch and wait with bated breath to see where God leads you. You are an inspiration to many. Hold on tight to your dreams, take God’s hand and always be His instrument. I love you so much! Mom
I’m so proud of you! When you step out in faith and allow yourself to be led in His path, the results will be nothing short of miraculous. It has been a joy to know you and to witness the blossoming of a girl into a young woman over these past years with drive, purpose and a strong faith. I can’t wait to see what the next few years will bring for you. Thank you so much for willing to be used as such a strong and mighty instrument of the Giver of ALL Life. You are in our thoughts and prayers! God Bless you now and always!