Monday, April 6, 2009

And I'll be here when you come back down...

This year has taught me so much. I've realized how much I dislike and don't trust the people I thought I'd be friends for life with, and how the people I never thought I'd ever be friends with have become the people that help me through the day here. I realized that I don't have to be liked by everyone, just the people that matter a lot. I realized that I had fallen from God, and how amazing it is to return to Him...makes me feel a little like the prodigal son. I've learned to give everything to current life as well as my future. I've learned the importance of family...they will always be there for you with open arms when you need a shoulder to cry on. And I've learned how important some of my friendships are....Lizzie, Jess, Julie...I don't know how I'd get through life without y'all. I've missed so much what I had in high school. It truly was a great life. I'm hoping by moving home next year, I'll be able to at least return to my true heart, and not what I've been conforming to and playing along with this year.

There's been some crazy drama around here. I talked to my aunt the other day, and she shared something with me, that I thought I'd post on here. This aunt oftentimes doesn't show any leaning towards Christianity, but she told me that I needed to pray the serenity prayer over the dorm situation. I hadn't thought about that, but immediately when she said that, I knew praying this was what was needed. So the prayer goes like this:

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.


Jessica said...

You've helped me a lot this year too, Allison! *hug* Wonderfully true friends are few and far between, but eventually you know who they are. :) I love the serenity prayer...I should say it more often to myself. As for the title of this entry...are you quoting Nickel Creek? ;)

Allie said...

*hugs* And is Nickel've finally got me hooked. I've been listening to them for the last week or so straight. Jealous of the Moon is on right now.