Loretta here: Kieran is a very special young woman wise beyond her years! She is a good friend to Carlee and Jonah and Maxx and yes…like another daughter! I love how she ended her post with scripture. Here are her back to school thoughts …
Wow, school’s here already. And fall is in the air. I’m not used to waking up to frost on the ground and yellow leaves on the trees yet. It’s weird and I don’t like it.
I’m starting grade 10, and I’ll be doing a semester system this year for the first time. So I’m looking forward to doing that, not overly excited about the provincials though. 2014 is definitely a year full of changes; I’m a kind of person that doesn’t like change. Maxx, Joel, Katie, and Kersten have left for college (which is still very weird to me, and doesn’t seem real). I know they are going to be amazing and a light to everyone in school and It’s going to be an awesome experience for them but I am going to miss them all sooo much!!!
My summer has flown by, it has been great, but I haven’t had a lot of down time. I’ve been super busy. I got a job this summer so I was working lots, I have been horseback riding and training for Gymkhana, and I just finished a three-day Bronze Cross course (10 hours each day!) for swimming so I can be a junior lifeguard at our pool next summer. BTW I passed the course! Yay me!
There are many things to look forward to in this upcoming school year, but there are also things that are going to be hard and a struggle. In the midst of the good and the bad I tend to lean on the Lord for my strength and my joy. The following scriptures I will hold close to my heart and let the Almighty comfort and guide me. Blessings to all, whatever this year holds for you, look to the Lord.
Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all ways acknowledge him, and he will make your path straight.
Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.”
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under Heaven: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.”