Monday, December 3

The answer to your questions

Things are happening lately. Lots of things.
Growing up things.
Some stuff I like, some stuff I don't like.
And I can't do anything about it.
We're growing up, people.
People are graduating and going to college, girls and guys are pairing off, and I think one word can sum up this whole sticky situation.

Some of the questions I like:

What will I do this weekend?
I like this one because it implies that I have friends and a social life.
Really it just means will I clean or will I sit on the couch all day.

When is the time to study and when is the time to play?
Time to study : night before test.
Time to play : anytime else.

Where will I go to college?
This one is fun because you can torment your friends and make them think you're leaving when really you plan to go to college here in town, if you go to college.
Only now that might not work so well...

Who will I marry?
Duh. I'm a girl. This is fun. Duh.

Who will my friends marry?
Duh. I'm a girl. I have friends. We like to tease. We also like guys. Duh.
(any of my guy friends who are reading this - despite the fact that I don't think any of you DO read this - don't worry, we mostly leave you alone)

But for every good there is an evil to counteract...

Some of the questions I do not like:

Who will I be friends with?
I want to be friends with everyone. Really. But I'm supposed to hang out with people who are going to build me up and not tear me down. People who encourage, enlighten, and edify me. And that means that sometimes I have to make decisions I don't want to make. 

Why do I have to say goodbye?
People leave, people die, people move's hard to accept. I like things to be constant, but that's not the way God designed things. If there were any person or thing that was truly constant, we wouldn't need to rely on God - He is the only one who will be perfectly constant.

Where will I go to college?
Big decisions, people.
Once in a lifetime decisions.

It's hard. I don't like questions (unless they're on tests...I love tests) But I'm surrounded by people who love me and want the best for me, and I have a God who loves me and gives me direction and wisdom; in fact, He gives my life purpose. 
As scary as growing up is at times, I really don't think I have anything to worry about.


  1. There are a lot of good points in here, so I won't try to narrow any down. Thinking ahead of growing is a scary thing, that is why, with the advice of my elders and some experience, just go with today. Don't worry about the future, especially seeing it's in good hands, but think of what will come next. And I like your writings. :) (Duh)

  2. Sorry Meredith. You will always be stuck with me!! :)Hehehe!!! I can;t even think what my life would be like without you or anyof my friends for that matter!! I love you all so much!!!!! :) I kmow! Looking ahead is kinda scary. Tomorrow if full of unknowns. Thankfully we have poeple in our lifes to guide us. We also have God's Handbook to Life.
    K! Thats my speech of the day! Man, that was kinda wordy!! :P
    ~Lizbeth :)