Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Blondechick At College

Well, she's all moved in.  With a little help from her fam!

There actually was enough room in the closet for her all her clothes. We were surprised.

Since this picture was taken, she and her roommate have bought matching shower curtains to cover their closets, so all the clothes aren't exposed to view.  I forgot to ask what color.

She took a page from "Legally Blonde" with her room decor--all hot pink!

And here's how she feels about college so far....

And how is Mom?  Everyone keeps asking me that, and honestly, I'm just so happy for her, that I haven't even begun to really feel much sadness.  I think it will sink in eventually.  But considering how close she came to going a completely different route and missing out on this entirely, I am just so relieved and thrilled and happy to be back to Plan A!  As we left her on Saturday, I barely had room for any emotion other than overwhelming thankfulness for this opportunity for her.

And God is doing a work in her heart.  I wish I could share some of the things she's learned from going through all the heartbreak, pain, anger and confusion, and finally moved on to acceptance and thankfulness.  We've had so many good conversations, and she's continuing, even in these first whirlwind days of orientation and activities, to lean into God and to rediscover her self.

Her Facebook status today is "God is so GOOD."  For an 18-year-old girl who's had to change her Facebook profile from "engaged" to "in a relationship" to "single" in the last two months, that's a pretty huge statement.

I am so proud of her.  And so thankful!


Anonymous said...

Hoorah for Blondechick!! Pianomum

Julie said...

I'm really glad to hear that -- and happy for her. I think, given our tumultuous year -- I can relate to how you're feeling. I'm just so grateful Nate is in the place he's in too. I feel sad that it will never be the same, yet happy too. It's an exciting new chapter in their lives. Happy blondechick is leading worship on campus too. That's really exciting!