Wednesday, August 28, 2013

College and Adulthood Begin...

Tomorrow will mark the end of my first week in college, and the day after completes my first week of adulthood.  There are a lot of big changes going on; life is very different now.  My family is not around me to support me, or to be a constant comfort.  The area is strange and unknown, the terrain totally different from home.  I'm responsible for myself and all of my actions- it is up to me alone to make sure I'm out the door, dressed, ready, at class on time, eating well, keeping deadlines, and honoring appointments.  It's a whole new world, and it is teaching me so much.

The amount of friends and family who have taken time to drop me a message, e-mail, or card expressing their support and love is incredibly heart-warming, and has led me to realize how truly blessed I am.  It is such a comfort to know that even when I'm far away, I will never be forgotten or unloved.  But being out on my own has also led my spiritual life to take on a whole new meaning- because for the first time in my life, Jesus is all that I have.  In the past, when I had a bad day or needed an extra hug, my family was always there.  But now- though I can call anytime- I cannot simply escape the weary world by coming home, I have to continue living in it.  This experience, I believe, is going to bring my relationship with Christ to a deeper level- for now I rely completely upon Him.

Thanks to everyone for their patience and support as I wait for my new life to settle down, and start figuring out how I am going to fit everything into my schedule. 

May God bless all those also starting new adventures, and may He bless all of you!


  1. You can do it! It's natural to feel uncomfortable at first, but you'll find your way in no time. Good luck!

  2. Hey Abigail,
    I am beginning with my adventure of training to be a high school teacher. Will pray for you! Loads of love, Ruth

  3. God bless you during this exciting and whirlwind time! ♥

  4. Sicut alter tuus praeceptor, complacitior esse non possum.
    As one of (other) your former instructors, I could not be prouder (more pleased).

    Omne laus et gloria nostro Domino et Salvatori Iesui Christo!
    All praise and glory to our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ!

    Deus te in omnibus tuis operibus et contemplations benedicat.
    May God bless you in all your works and studies.

    Te diligo, mea amica!
    I love (cherish, value, esteem) you, my friend!

    Avé María, grátia pléna, Dóminus técum.
    Benedícta tu in muliéribus,
    et benedíctus frúctus véntris túi, Iésus.
    Sáncta María, Máter Déi,
    óra pro nóbis peccatóribus,
    nunc et in hóra mórtis nóstrae.


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