Wednesday, December 13, 2017

A Little Girl Again

For a few hours last week, I was a little girl again.

It had been a stressful, strange week for me, with drastic downs. Anyway, after math class, somehow I didn't have the focus I needed to study for my grammar final. I got really crazy: dancing, skipping, running, jumping. The pain and agony was still there. The confusion and hurt still lingered in the back room, but for a few moments, I was happy.

I wore pearls and flowers to the final.

I smiled and laughed.

I was a silly little girl.

I am thankful for the respite God allowed me to have while so many others were stressed and weighed down by school.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017


Right now I am in the midst of finals. This morning I had a math test that actually was better than I thought it would be. I got a 77. Yay!

After math, I helped with the Somalian Adult Literacy Training where I helped a woman who has a daughter in college. Her daughter is coming home for Christmas and she is excited. It made me think about my own mom and how she's excited that her daughters are coming home.

Then I went downstairs to help at the Bethlehem Staff party, and I had fun with Hannah and some of the juniors. They are my favorite people.

Then I went home and cleaned. I am supposed to be studying, but Jesse and Scott are over, and I am not getting anything done.

Friday, December 8, 2017

A Cozy Evening

The other day after class and a cold walk in the snow, I went home with Hannah. We did a lot of napping. I was very tired that day, and her cozy, dark house only added to the problem. But it was certainly a memorably good night. I am thankful to have a sister nearby to hang out with.

We also made dinner and cookies together, drank tea together, and napped together. Wait, I already said that. The point being, I spent most of that evening resting on Hannah's couch. Then, when her room-mates came home, I laughed at them as they danced and laughed at crazy things.

Cozy evenings are good to have once in a while, although maybe I have them a little too often.



I was having a lot of fun taking random cozy pictures. 

This picture has a comforting tone about it. 

Tea: "Just my type."

Have a cozy Friday and stay warm (North Carolina, I know what it feels like).

Last Class

Today was my last official class for the semester.

Now we have finals. That'll be fun.


Anyway, it is good to be done with the actual classes.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

THE Cutest Niece on the Face of the Planet

Well, I know I am a bit, or a lot, biased, but when my Dad sent me these pictures of Johanna, I nearly lost my mind. She is adorable, and you simply cannot deny that fact. I am so glad I was able to see her this Thanksgiving. I think this was the 4th time I have seen her during her life time. : (

That little hand...and look at Hudson's face. 

Basically cousins. 

"Hi!" That's one of her favorite things to say.

She's a big eater. 

Her smile is simply wonderfully contagious. 

That's one proud aunt right there. Or should I say, a super happy, blessed aunt?

Attacking Hudson.

She can be serious, sometimes. 

Dad and Daughter

No words. I wish you could hear my grunts and sighs and awwes. 

She's literally the softest, warmest, loveablest, little cutey ever. 

The Leake family. 

Johanna and her youngest aunt. 

I think I have worshiped the little girl quite enough. Yike!
Have a fabulous day.

Monday, December 4, 2017


A butterfly. need to tell anyone that I am literally posting for the 4th time today!

Anyway, I love butterflies, and this picture shows home, summer, and butterflies all in one. 

He's missing a wing, but that's ok because I think I lost all of mine. 

Wait...I had wings?


I should go to bed where the cares won't find it easy to chase me down. 

Someone did give me a hug today, and I doubt she knew how much I needed that. 

God knew. 

It's Snowing

Earlier tonight, rain was pouring down (hence my nap in the library!), but now it is snowing. 
The picture above is actually snow, as much as it may look like rain. 
More of God's beauty showering down on me. 
Sometimes I forget His goodness. 
His gifts are abounding. 
He is good.