Mark and I have worked in the Youth Dept. for the past year and a half-we even share a desk!
3 years...wow. It's hard to believe that it's finished, but at the same time I was ready. More than ready. Not in a negative way, but in a ready-to-be-released way. My life has been transformed on SO many levels these past three years, that hopefully anyone can see the difference in me.
I have learned the importance, the necessity of community and close friends. I have been blessed with the most amazing group of brothers and sisters that I could never imagined having! But, the Lord knows what I need, and He placed great people in my life. The past three years have been the hardest and best years of my life so far. I know that there is more to come.
How can I sum up three years? I can't. It's hard. And, I start crying. It's so precious and close to my heart. I know I'll be 85 years old, sitting on my front porch in my rocking chair and think back to these crazy years. I'll always cherish them. Forever.
Lauren, Jon and I Halloween 2005
Spring 2004-Campbellsville, KY
Lauren and I after our LSM graduation August 2005