Overwhelmed. That is how college makes you feel. You try so hard to keep everything together and then you look down and you are staring at a notebook page full of your "to-do list". Overwhelmed. I can only imagine that life gets more overwhelming. That, my friends, does not sound fun. No one likes to be overwhelmed. I mean I feel like I have 200 bags of flour on my back. Does it ever stop? Will the to-list ever be blank? Will life ever slow down?
I don't know the answer. I am currently living life around a cloud of overwhelming things. No matter how overwhelmed we get the moment that we can really see past this cloud of overwhelming things is when we stop to see that God is giving us little things to help us out. We just have to take the time to find them.
Let me start from the beginning.
HUGE thank you to Hannah Oliver so sharing a cool story last night about why she is thankful during this overwhelming week. I asked her to step in because I was studying for a test. I studied pretty hard. I made an 12 page study guide and a stack of notecards. I studied harder than the last test, yet I still felt overwhelmed when I left the test. I then booked it to my next class in fear of being late. I got to class and no one was there. Odd, I know, but then I realized that I was actually early. I waited a minute and then I checked my e-mail.
"No class today..." it started. If we have ever showed up to a college class without knowing it was cancelled, then you know how bittersweet this moment is. I showed up to class and we didn't even have it. After this I was feeling more overwhelmed because my schedule was thrown off.
But when I checked my e-mail I noticed I had an e-mail from the post office about a package that I had to pick up.
The package was from my mom and it was full of candy, a sweet note, and some things that I left at home. She is the sweetest.
In the process of looking in my mail box I realized that I hadn't checked it in quite a while. Under all the coupons and things they stick in there, I saw a hand written letter addressed to me. Wow my first letter. I mean I have only really received packages. I noticed it was from my sweet friend Hannah Murry.
I felt awful because when I opened it, I noticed that it was dated 02-27-15.
That was kind of a long time ago and I had seen Hannah sense then so I figured that she probably thought I was so rude for never saying anything about the letter. The funny thing about all this is that I got that letter weeks ago, but God knew I needed to find it today. It made my heart smile reading it because Hannah literally look time out of her busy schedule to write me and tell me how much she cared for me and how much she loved me. It is probably easily the best letter I have ever received. It reminded me how much bigger things there are in life and just how great of a time I am in. Hannah, I love you and the place you have in my life. You are still one of my best friends all these miles away.
After today I received the grade for my test and I was little discouraged because I didn't do as well as I had hoped. And to top it all off I just bit a huge hole in on my lip while eating a chip. Thats when you know it's been a rough day.
I may have a lot to do and I have be overwhelmed, but through the cloud that surrounds me, I can see God's light shining. Take everything day by day and with each day give thanks. Tomorrow will be better because greater things are yet to come and God is already preparing those for you and me... I am thankful for that at the end of this day.
Southern and Thankful
Blessed is an understatement when it comes to my life. Each and every day I am amazed by God's steadfast love. In return, I have claimed this space to show my thanks and whatever else comes along the way. A student at Texas Christian University who loves any creative insta post, all donuts, and dress pants that make you do a double take. I pray God has a grand purpose for me and I plan to get there with a little Southern and a lot of Thanks! Join me!