Hi guys! How y’all doing?! I’m doing fantastic. Since my last post, things have been good! School is good. I just went to prom last weekend and that was way fun. We went to Jump Creek Falls for our day date then we went to dinner and the dance later that night! Guess what? SCHOOL IS ALMOST OUT!! (hehe can you tell I’m excited ;) Guys, I can’t wait for summer! I can already tell it’s going to be an awesome summer.
Most of you know that I leave on August 5 for my yearlong adventure outside the U.S. It is so crazy that it is coming so soon. Before I leave in August, I’m hoping to fit in two small surgeries. I wanted to do these small surgeries before school got out to preserve my summer plans (C’mon guys school isn’t that important, right? ;). My plan was to do a surgery over spring break and then do one in April/May, but this didn’t work out because i couldn’t make it all fit with my schedule. It's kind of frustrating and I ask myself, “Why couldn’t this have worked out? I mean I could be DONE with those surgeries. They would be BEHIND me.” Instead I’m thinking, “Dang! I still have two small surgeries in front of me.” But I have to remind myself God knows best. He may be saving me from something and giving me a little boost.
Yesterday I went to my orthodontist appointment and I also saw my surgeon there. This worked out really well because I was able to talk to him about my upcoming surgeries. (I’ll be honest, I kind of didn’t want to talk about them). I basically have three small surgeries left. My doctor was so optimistic about getting everything done in July (including the third surgery). I’m planning to do two before I leave. I find that it might be a good thing that both of my surgeries got pushed to summer. (one in June for sure which will be in California and the second in July in Chicago).
My point is, we must have trials in our lives. We don’t get out of them, BUT that doesn’t mean God is going to let us suffer. God wants to help us so he gives us little “boosts.” He does what is best for me and everyone. My parents told me this story from when I was little. When I was about 3 years old, I had to wear a halo for 6 weeks. After 6 weeks came up, my dad and my grandma took me to the doctor to get it taken off. I had screws all over my head and my dad said I just laid there and let him take them out and I didn’t move or complain. Most kids don’t do that. My doctor was amazed. I think God just gives us these small little boosts to give us a little break. It’s amazing. The last few days I’ve been really grateful for my doctors. I’m not really sure where I’d be without them. All my doctors in Chicago have been such a good team and they really support me. They are pretty great.
REMEMBER: God doesn’t want you to suffer, he wants you to learn from your trials and he will help you along the way. Everything will be a okay. ;)