1. When I got off the interstate, my first time on university in my car, and someone literally rams into the side of my car.
2. There was so much excitement, sadness, worry, and uncertainty that made this day the most bittersweet day of my life.
After my car was hit, many friends and family members started texting and calling me to try and make me feel better about the whole situation and I remember someone telling me that this was God’s way of saying, “things can only go up from here.” I also remember someone sending me Mark 5:36. This verse says “Don’t be afraid; only believe.”
They sent that in picture form, that I will attach at the bottom, and I made that my wallpaper. This was on my wallpaper until last month because it was something that I constantly had to remind myself. I was kind of afraid to change it because I didn’t want things to suddenly start going wrong…. I’m superstitious that way hahaha.
When they told me that God had me and that things could honesty only get better… they were SO right. I ended the semester yesterday, 121 days later, with a finished first semester, a BIG smile, a new look on being thankful, a lot of great memories, a new love for Texas and all things TCU, a group of wonderfully cool friends, lots of new lessons, the best brotherhood, a (hopefully depending on finals) good GPA, a new appreciation for home and all my parents do, and one of the best things I could learn in life. This lesson is that no matter what, God has a plan and his plan will ALWAYS work things out. Looking back I remember times that I was so worried that these things would never happen to me and please just take a look at how that all worked out… and how did that all work out? All credit goes to the big man upstairs because guess what? He knows what he’s doing!!! This is a lesson that I feel we all need to realize in life. Of course, we all have to learn it on our own, but I hope you can read this and see how awesome our God is. I leave TCU today with a heart full of gratitude for all God has done for me in this first semester, including teaching me to always trust him, even in the scariest times. My smile is way big because as I leave I could not be more thankful for how everything worked out… God you rock and not a day goes by that I thankful for your work.
It is hard to believe this semester is over. Until second semester TCU… Stay thankful!
Southern and Thankful