2009’s Most Significant…
1. Most Significant Blessing—Another year! Ummm no, let me think. God has put a lot of people in my path this year with wisdom. Some of these people didn't/don't even live by the things they say, but they said some things that truly touched my heart...So I am going with people. This year people around me have been my most significant blessing.
2. Most Significant Trial—My granddad had a lot of health issues this year and it worried me an incredible amount. I spent a lot of time praying and crying out to God for him.
3. Most Significant Lesson—In the end everyone can fail, just because they are human...I can't depend on them to make me better, or blame them for getting in my way...I have to depend on God for strength, and work to get where I want to go.
4. Most Significant Life Change—I'm home all the time now that I'm out of school. In a way I hate it, and in a way I don't want to change it.
5. Most Significant Purchase or Acquisition—It's definitely my laptop; I bought it about a week ago :-) and I'm loving every minute of it.
6. Most Significant Regret or Personal Failure—Not being more of a witness in college. People knew I was a Christian, but I didn't get a single person to church with me, and I think I just didn't try hard enough.
7. Most Significant Accomplishment—Again, finishing school, earning my Associates Degree.
8. Most Significant New or Improved Relationship—This is a hard one: Ayesha and Hannah. Hannah is a friend that I've known for years, we used to be penpals when I was like 8-12 or something...We started talking again this year and it was like nothing changed! We have only grown closer and now we're planning a visit, either I got to Kentucky, or she'll come to Georgia. Ayesha is about ten years older than me (give or take) and has been in my church a really long time, but for some reason this year we have spent more time together. She does my hair whenever I ask, and that's really a job; she truly has no idea how much I appreciate her.
9. Most Significant Event or Trip—I'll have to go with either the single's conference in Virginia (which was truly phenomenal), or my trip to MS for my birthday in March--it was total awesomeness. I guess I benefitted from each of them in different ways, but I definitely enjoyed both of them tremendously.
10. Most Significant Memory—Getting ready for the BBT...I got home from school and immediately started finishing up my dresses. I stayed up all night, a lot of tears, memory verse quotation, and of course praying went on that night. I don't think I'll ever forget that. It showed me that I can do a lot more than I give myself credit for a lot of times. The next night when I went to sleep I didn't wait until my head hit the pillow. There were a lot of these actually, my sister Sarah and friends winning the singing competition (second place,) our family all getting together for Thanksgiving and fourth of July, I have so much to be thankful for.