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I am sad. I am sad because I am finished with school. You see, this past Friday, I graduated. Which is great and happy and all, but I’m gonna miss my university and my professors and my friends so much!! This last semester has been so crazy busy. I’ve been student teaching and taking my teacher certification tests and taking my very last Spanish course. Swamped. I’ve felt swamped and stressed out.   But now it’s over and I’m sad. more »

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It’s my first official day of college. I sit at my desk in my dorm room working on a Spanish assignment. Distractedly, I fiddle with my pencil. The college group at the First Baptist Church had passed out fliers for a back-to-school part, and they were going to watch The Lion King and eat ice cream. I really want to go. I love The Lion King. Besides, it’s my first day of college. I should go do something fun. I more »

3 years later

Someone wise once said, “Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.” Well, I can certainly attest to the first part of that. How is it that it was three years ago that I started University? That’s insane to me! Where has the time gone?? Was it really three whole years ago that I loaded all the boxes up on my dad’s truck and drove 20 minutes to my University to move into a dorm? Three years ago more »

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{Actually, it was never written, but that didn’t go with the alliteration. Please pardon me. ;) } . . . So I originally typed all of this to go in my “Three Years Later” post that will be published Thursday (a reflection upon this school year). But my Pageant reflections ended up way too long so figured I should just dedicate an entire post to my Pageant experience. Thus this post. So here we go…     Sometime during the more »

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As a forewarning, this isn’t a happy post. But it’s a hopeful post.  Also, it’s a loooonnnnggg post. If you don’t have time, but want to know the gist of what I’m about to say, it’s summed up on my About page.  . . . Today we’re taking a break from the usual routine and I’m going to write a very personal post, because, well, I need to. You see, five years ago today, my 18 year old cousin died more »