Thursday, November 21, 2013

The Special Friend

Have you ever met someone who has made a strong impression on you? Not the kind of person who you cross paths with in the hallway and then forget they exist, but the kind that are always on your mind? I'm talking about the type of person you don't meet regularly, so think hard!

This person is the one who always smiles when seeing you. The one who always encourages you when you have had a bad day. When you can't always find the right words to say, this person will wait in silence until you do. They don't seem to mind your funny quirks, and most of all, they like you to just be yourself. 

It's fun to know someone like that. They are really a SPECIAL friend.

Thursday, August 1, 2013


I thought I would shake it up a little, and write a post since it has pretty much been FOREVER.
Summer break is quickly coming to an end, and I thought I would give an update on my life.

The past few months have been a  growing experience for me. With the help of Jesus, I have maintained a 4.0 GPA through my fourth semester at John A. Logan. I am super excited to be starting at Liberty University this coming fall. I know that God has placed me right where I am for such a time as this. I was thrilled to hear that all of my credits have transferred, so I am hoping to graduate in 2015 with an Associates in Music Education and a Bachelors in Special Education.

I am excited about teaching private music lessons this fall to both elementary and middle school children. I am aiming to start a full time private teaching business. I have also thoroughly enjoyed working as an administrative assistant at my Dad's Private CPA business, as well as working for Frontline Family Ministries.

I know that Jesus is leading my every step and even when I feel uncertainties about my life, He is right there encouraging me and telling me, "But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." (Matthew 6:33)

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Cartier - Destinee

                                                         Love it!

Friday, April 26, 2013

My Composition

For many years I have been creating my own music, however, for the first time I actually composed a piece of music. I am excited about this new achievement because now I have the confidence to do more of it!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

First (And Hopefully Final) Surgery Of My Life

I have been absent from the blogosphere for a while.  But today seemed like the best time to break the ice.  I just got out of oral surgery.  I had all four of my wisdom teeth taken out.  It was the craziest experience of my life.  One minute they were putting an IV in my hand, and the next minute I was drooping and thinking, "Is it going to be rude when I fall asleep and the nurse is standing right here?"  I felt like the procedure was one minute long.  All of a sudden someone said, "Its all over!"  I couldn't quite say, at that point, whether I was dreaming or really awake.  I remember thinking, "What, we just started".  However, as time went by I realized I wasn't quite mentally or physically sound.  I pulled my hand up to my face just to make sure I could feel it.  Fortunately, I was able to walk out of the doctor's office with just some slight help from the nurse.  I wanted to say thank you, but with my chipmunk cheeks and completely numb face I couldn't utter anything understandable.  So I just kept giving a thumbs up.

P.S. There won't be any pictures for this one :)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Hello Blogging World!

Wow! It has been way to long since I was typing in this little box.  I am still alive! In fact, my life is going great right now.  I am about to finish my first semester of college at John A. Logan, and I am really enjoying my classes.  Though I have come upon some difficulties, I know I am going in the right direction because I love the challenge.  I am really excited about where God is leading my life, and I pray that He will guide me every step of the journey.

Here are a few things I have been up to. (Besides all of my school endeavors)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

I Hate Awkard and Embarassing Moments

The director of music at John A. Logan College was emailing me about a class schedule when he made the worst mistake possible. He mentioned that I was a scholarship recipient and raised my hopes to an immeasurable degree. I have been working very hard to receive any scholarship possible to pay my way through college.  I have spent hours of giving away my phone number only to be bombarded with sales calls.  To put it lightly, the director mistakenly sent that information to me instead of another student.  I am crushed, but even more so, I am embarassed.  The scholarship he was mentioning was decided by an audition where I performed horribly.  It rivaled with any other of my bad days. Every important teacher was at that audition, and for all but one of them, it was there first time to meet me. I so much wanted to make a good impression, but now I struggle with wanting to show my face there again.
Needless to say, I am trying to forget these trials and still be excited about my freshman year of college. 

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Andy Griffith Tribute

This is a tribute to Andy Griffith who died this morning at age 86.  I cannot begin to express how much this fine man will be missed.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Off With The Old And On With The New

A season of my life has ended - high school.  I am sad that I won't be in that season ever again, but I am thrilled about the future.  However, I still am uncertain about my degree.  I wish I could come to a decision without second guessing myself.  I am debating between: an associates in Music Education, a double associates in Music education and Office Supervision and Management, and a bachelors in Music.  Oh well!  I know the decision will come soon enough.

I had a great time last Tuesday.  My family hosted a great graduation ceremony and reception for me at my church.  After the ceremony I felt like an official college student (even though I have been taking classes part time for two semesters).  I hope to post some pictures soon.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

My Very Last Recital

Kind of a sad day for me. This was my last recital with my piano teacher, Donna Glaub. I am really going to miss her, and I won't know what to do with myself during my normal lesson time. However, this was a perfect song to end my career as her pupil. This seems to be a very moving song because I have never seen my teacher cry until my last lesson and after I played this song on Saturday. I know she is going to miss me, but this song added to everyones (including my) emotions.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Loves Enduring Promise

This is one of the best movies in the whole world.  It brings back very fond memories from years ago.  I will always remember the days I spent curled up on a couch, with two of my best friends in the world, watching this movie.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Let Me Be A Vessel

This song has sparked another depth of meaning to me since Christmas. I feel the words in this song describe me just as they described Mary. No, I am not physically carrying Jesus, but I am Spiritually, mentally, and emotionally carrying Him. All I want to be is a vessel for Him to shine through. If that means I get trampled and He gets glorified, then I will be happy.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Importance of Discipline

Our fathers disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, that we may share in his holiness. No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.  Hebrews 12:10-11

The most important thing to receive is discipline. Why? Because discipline builds character and shows what your heart is really made of. Though I hate the moment, the aftermath of discipline is sweet. I feel my spirit growing whenever I have had a good rebuking session. I feel like my life is open on a platter and it makes me feel stretched, yet in the right place.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

It's a Boy!

At 3:36 am, on Wednesday morning, I become the proud aunt of another little boy. His name is Benjamin Judah Cherry. I have spent the whole night awaiting his arrival, and I am now going to bed. I can't wait to see him again tomorrow.

There will be pictures coming soon!