Looking Ahead with Expectancy (and Some Reserve)
Briana will graduate in the spring and head off to college next fall, the Lord willing. She has been actively involved in our children’s ministry, and she is our firstborn child: need I say that she will be dearly missed! I’ve asked her to sum up her senior year so far and to talk about her plans for the future. Here is her update:
“I never would have thought that I would be a senior this quickly! Time seems to go by faster each year, but this year especially has seemed to fly by. I had been praying that my senior year would be full of great memories, adventures, and fun with my family. Our fall started off in Colorado where I had the privilege to hike two 14,000-foot mountains with my dad, uncle, and two cousins. At the time it seemed like I was going to die, but I was glad when we had finished and I could sleep for two days! Our western tour included five national parks: Rocky Mountain, Yellowstone, Glacier, Sequoia, and Yosemite. I have had some of my favorite memories at the national parks, especially Yosemite and Yellowstone; so it was great to be able to re-visit them and make new memories. For Heather’s birthday we were able to take a side-trip into San Francisco for a day! We did most of the usual tourist attractions such as the cable cars, Ghirardelli Square, Fisherman’s Wharf, Postcard Row, and the Golden Gate Bridge; but I got to have a new experience because my amazing, adventurous dad agreed to let me drive down Lombard Street (the most crooked street in the world)—that was exciting! Although we also had some trials that day, it was a fun trip that we will never forget. God has definitely answered my prayer for a memorable and adventure-filled senior year. It has been a fantastic fall with so many good memories along the way!
“I know the big question that everyone wants to know is ‘Where are you going to college?’ Well, after years of praying and weighing the pros and cons, I have decided on Pensacola Christian College to major in graphic design. I am willing to do whatever God wants with my life; and since He has given me some ability with art, we believe, at least for now, that this is what I am supposed to be doing. I would love to be able to use the skills I learn in college to serve in a ministry. Although I am not sure what God’s plan for my life is yet, I am just trusting and following Him as He leads me step-by-step.”