My weekend was filled with:
a bunch of fun 7th grade girls
praying over students for emotional, physical, and spiritual healing
awesome messages from an even awesomer boss
fun at the beach
a lot of exhaustion
and birthday cake oreos to celebrate turning 24 on Saturday
This past weekend, the youth ministry that I work for at our church took 265 students and leaders to the beach for our annual back-to-school retreat. To be honest, spending my birthday amidst the business of a jam-packed weekend, surrounded by middle and high-school students, and feeling tired and drained wasn't exactly how I'd love to do it, but God always surprises me. The small group of girls that I get the privilege of leading on a weekly basis is just awesome and I loved getting to spend the entire weekend giggling and praying and talking with them. Plus, I got to end my birthday by anointing those girls and worshipping alongside them. How cool, right?
So, this is me at 24: a little bit lost in this big world we live in; a whole lot grateful for my family, friends, and church; excited to pursue some passions in my life; in love with a wonderful guy; and so ready for God to use me for whatever He chooses. My best friend and I just talked today about how different we imagined our lives to look right now (like our moms, married with kids by their mid-twenties), but I have a feeling that we're both right where we're supposed to be. And I'm so excited to see what 24 holds! First up: a trip to visit AJ in Boston this week!