Wednesday, May 23, 2012

In the Rearview Mirror

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Last Wednesday marked my final day of 10th grade. Excitement rushed into me, knowing that I had worked diligently to complete yet another year of school. I am sure that many of you can relate… Completing anything you put effort toward is very rewarding.

Six years ago, my mom and dad made one of the greatest decisions… Homeschooling. My brother and I were thrilled to say the least, and I knew that God had special plans. That one decision has changed our lives in an amazing way. We are closer as a family, and more importantly, closer to God.

With each passing year, I find myself more grateful to God for guiding my family and leading us down this path. All along, this was His plan, and I can’t imagine it any different.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
~Jeremiah 29:11~

I am also amazed at how quickly the time has gone by. Tyler is now graduated and progressing in his degree and I have only two years remaining in high school.

With that in mind, I have been thinking about how important it is for me to grasp this moment right now, and remember the blessings I have been given in homeschooling. Even through the challenges, I have found God to be right by my side.

And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
~Philippians 4:19~

Although 10th grade has come to an end and is in my rearview mirror, I will always remember the blessings that God provided.

10 comments:

Jean Marie said...

Congratulations on finishing 10th grade!! :) Hope to see you and spend time with you this summer!!
Love you,
~ Jean Marie

Michele said...

Jenna,
Thank you for the reminder of this scripture that you quoted in your post.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
~Jeremiah 29:11~
It was such a blessings to me today. Congratulations on completing the 10th Grade!!
Love,
Mrs. Hope

Shannon said...

Can time truly fly by so fast? It felt like yesturday that I was a thrid grader dreaming of the day when I would be on my last year of school... and yet here it is!

Delighting in the Lord with you as He guides and leads us in our work... congratulations on completeing 10th grade!

Blessings,
~Shannon~

Jaime Lynn said...

Good for you on finishing 10th grade!
I have been homeschooled for my entire life, and now have only 3 years left.
Oh, and I love that scripture! (Jeremiah 29:11) It seems so personal, and you really see how the Lord wants to bless you. =)

Joyfully,
Jaime

Abby said...

My friend just showed me your blog and I adore it! I too, strive to live my life fully for Him, and to be a Bright Light for the Lord. My friends sister's name is Jenna, and she also tries to be a Bright Light!

Shelley said...

Yes, it is very rewarding and satisfying to accomplish things that you know you've worked hard at. Congrats! :)

Savories of Life said...

God bless you as you serve him with your blog. I try to do the same!

abby grace said...

I was wondering if you have ever been to a Bright Lights Conference? Or a Radiant Purity Conference? They are run by Sarah Malley.

And congrats! God bless you!

Aidyl Ewoh said...

Great job finishing tenth grade. The picture, by the way, is very pretty. The bright colors are amazing!
~Aidyl

Monica Renee' Sheely said...

Love your blog design! :) and the picture you chose for this post. So glad to hear about the ways that God has been blessing your life! :) It's always nice to hear what the Lord is doing for others. Enjoy the rest of the summer while it last and good luck to you and your family when the school year starts back up! :) hope 11th grade has it's fair amount of challenges but also has a great deal of unforgetble moments that will help you grow as a person and also as a child of God! :)