Has a certain way of surprising me lately. I don’t know. I guess it’s just that a year ago, I never could’ve seen my life being the way it is right now. And a year from now, I will probably be saying the same thing. This year has really shaped me as an individual and opened my eyes to what God really has for me. He is requiring my trust more and more every day and asking me to surrender all I am to him. I’m not gonna lie, it’s scary and frustrating at times. But at the end of the day, I know his will is perfect and his plan will fit my needs better than anything I could’ve imagined. So many people have come and gone from my close knit circle this year. I have lost and gained frinedships that have really changed my course and contributed to the person I am becoming. Some of the most hurtful things I’ve ever heard from another indivdual were said to me this year, and some of the most wonderful encouraging words I’ve ever heard were told to me this year. It’s deffinitely had its ups and downs, but looking back, I wouldn’t have changed a single thing. It’s hard to see it when it’s happening, but life is beautiful. The people in it, whether mean and nasty or kind and compassionate, are beautiful. The places it takes you are beautiful. And moreso than ever the selfless love of Christ Jesus is indescribeably beautiful!