Thursday, November 27, 2014

Senior Pictures!!

absolutely love my senior pictures! I was so nervous about them like I mentioned in my previous post, but I like them more every time I see them. Matt did an absolutely wonderful job! His easygoing nature really helped me relax a bit to take pictures. Anyway, here are a few!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Happenings of the Past, Present, and Future

Is that title creepy? Well, don't take it in a creepy sort of way, okay? Really. Thanks.

On with it...Life has been so busy lately! Seriously. We are in revival with Evangelist Howard (Pastor Howard's nephew) so Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday is booked (we always have youth on Friday but we've been having some actual church services on Friday as well). This leaves us with Monday, Thursday, and Saturday. Well, cross Thursday off of the list because I am either doing homework, or going to choir practice.-usually doing homework. Now we have Monday and Saturday. Monday is my night to do my housework, get caught up on laundry, reorganize my room, etc. I generally spend all evening doing that. Then on Saturdays, we do all of our grocery shopping, yard work, etc. Now don't get me wrong, I am not complaining! I absolutely love being in revival and experiencing all of these wonderful moves of God! I'm just expressing that we really are busy! :)

Anyway, this year I am a senior in High School. I feel really old. I even had to use my walker the other day! Okay, okay, not really, but I honestly don't feel like I am supposed to be a senior yet! In the  moments, it seems as if time drags by, but once you look back, you see just how quickly time moves. I am definitely learning to cherish every moment and make the most of this last year. I am excited about graduating and finally accomplishing this long awaited goal, yet I am extremely nervous and anxious for what is to come. I have obviously lived a very sheltered life (for which I am thankful) but the 'real world' looks a little intimidating from this angle!
On a lighter note, I had some senior pictures taken on Monday by Matt Rodgers. He let me look at them while they were still unedited and on his camera. Wow. I love them. I can't wait to see them when they are all edited and printed. I was very nervous about how they would turn out, but I really love his work, and I love what I have seen so far! I'll have to upload some when they all get done. :)

On a totally different topic, I started reading a lot of Shakespeare this year. He was such an awesome writer!! Don't judge, I am not one of those people that constantly speak in iambic pentameters and poetic diction. Once you get past the 'thee's and 'thou's, the writing is very good! I have really rediscovered my love for the English language this year at school. So, one of our assignments, was to write a poem in response to "The Ruin". I loved this assignment! I had so much fun writing it! I really   enjoy helping people in English and learning more about it!
Anyway, here is the poem:

The Lord's Manor:
The crumbling columns, the chiseled stones,
The windows broken down, the iron gate, the fireplace
No longer for our good. The fence is falling,
Revealing us to those who would harm.
The walls are broken, the floor gives way,
As rot and trees take over.
Gone is the splendor of this palace, and 
The gracefulness of its lord.
The stench of decay lays hold on the halls,
The scent of rodents claim rooms.
If one were to think of life, they may could tell,
Of the beauty once noted here.
The old pillars full of grace,
The gate a thing of beauty.
The walls hold memories we’ll never know,
The bricks have stood for centuries.
Both lords and kings have supped here,
And maidens fair and bonny.
Their victories and triumphs,
Celebrated here,
So gaily arrayed.
Yet now we see their memories past,
So full of faded glory.
We now see their heartbeat die
As nature takes its toll.
We watch as vines grow up,
Lichen and moss corrupt,
And moths do take control.
The gardens are emptied,
Of their strolling dinner guests,
Given to worms and funguses.
Where have the roses gone?
The blooms so bright and sweet,
A reminder of the past triumphs,
Are now withered in defeat.
We see it now,
The stories told,
The truth within the walls.
The rust and grime cannot decay
 The memories held in us.

Anyway...It is a bit different than how I normally write, but I really enjoyed it!

Hopefully I will be getting on here and posting more often! Like I said, its been super busy! And pray, saints pray, that this new laptop will allow me to upload pictures! :)
I'll type at you next time! Ciao!