Thursday, August 13, 2009

A New School Year

I'm watching all my siblings work on their schoolwork and can't wait till mine starts. Yes, I actually like school and I'm especially excited about this year. This Sunday I leave for Judson College in Marion, Alabama.

Last summer I was pretty sure that I would not be going to college. I was trying to decide what to do after high school and though I knew I wanted to pursue furthur music education, I didn't know how or where. Though she was allowing me to choose, my mother kept trying to get me to at least look at a couple of local colleges. I looked and didn't really like either one. All this time, I'm asking God "what am I supposed to be doing?" and "do I even need to be looking for a school?". All this time, my choir director had been working on me and trying to convince me to look at Judson and I had been politely (I hope!) brushing it off.

Finally, she and my mother persuaded me to go audition for a music scholarship. At first I was still wary and unsure but as the audition day got closer and I wasn't nervous (unusual!), I began to think that this might be God's green light. The peace I began to feel, especially after the audition results, was amazing. After seeing the school and meeting some of the people, I just knew that this was where God wanted me, at least for now.

I would appreciate and covet everyone's prayers as I start my first year away from home. I'm looking forward to a good experience and will do my best to keep everyone updated. I know that my posting record isn't exactly up-to-par. =)

God bless y'all!

Miriam Rebekah

10 comments:

Ella said...

YOu know I will be keeping you in my prayers, Miriam. May God go before you and always be the One that leads you!

Anonymous said...

I will be praying for you hon...i begin my second year this fall...i'm really excited...but i live at home while going to college. I'm sure you will always remember that families are just a call home...and are always there when you need to talk...make use of that support...
good luck hon

Rachel said...

I have found that making decisions about college can be difficult. It's sometimes hard to know where God wants you...and when. I myself will be returning to college next week for my second year of music classes, despite some struggles I had last year.
Although it is still sometimes hard to be away from home and face the challenges of college, I know that this is where God wants me to be right now and that He will help me through each struggle that I encounter.
God's blessings as you begin a new journey with His strength and guidance.

Anna Naomi said...

I will definitely miss you (as you well know!) but I am also definitely praying for you. I hope that it goes well for you!

*Sandra* said...

Congratulations on your achievement! I will hold you in the Light.

Robert said...

I will pray for you as you start this new season.

Your siblings are doing schoolwork already?!

Miriam Rebekah said...

Yes Robert, since we're homeschooled, we can start school pretty much whenever we want. =) We even usually do a little bit in the summer. I never minded it because I didn't like taking long breaks from school.

Eliza said...

I like the fact that you are home schooling! My family does the same. :)

Sydney said...

I'll be praying for you, Miriam! God bless and keep you at Judson...I've heard a lot of good things about it from friends. :) If it's not right, God will let you know. ;)

*HUGS*

Mardi said...

Congratulations Miriam! I am happy for you and will be praying for you!