2013 – community

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2014?  Wow.  What a year it has been.  As I sit here thinking back over the year, I can’t help but see the hand of the Lord orchestrating every adventure, every connection, every accomplishment, every story, and every friendship.

If I had to choose a word for 2013, I would have to pick “community”.  I’ve been wishing and praying to be part of a close-knit community of fellow believers for years.  And this year, the Lord answered that prayer above and beyond my dreams.  I’m now part of two communities and each has blessed my life tremendously.  One consists of several families that we get to see multiple times throughout the week for various activities and functions.  From our weekly Bible study and worship time to co-op, Ultimate Frisbee, and English Country Dancing — many times I get to see these people three times in one week.  And because of this consistency, we’ve all grown into a family.  I now have a bunch of adopted “aunts, uncles, and cousins”.  😉 And it has been great.

2013 Collage

The second community is an online community of fellow College Plus students.  These are some seriously awesome people.  And I was able to spend two amazing weeks with many of them.  Making memories together deepens and cements friendships like nothing else.  Definitely highlights of the year.

Hello St. Louis from College Plus!

Hello St. Louis from College Plus!

we have had the time of our lives / now the page is turned / the stories we will write / we have had the time of our lives /and i will not forget the faces left behind / it’s hard to walk away from the best of days / but if it has to end / i’m glad you have been my friend / in the time of our lives

In all honesty, I  have no idea what all 2014 is going to bring.  I have a few goals, but I’m not holding on to them too tightly.  Who knows what the Lord has planned?  But whatever it is, it’s going to have to be pretty fabulous to top 2013.  Regardless of what He sends my way, I want to live gratefully, fully, and with special attention to the small things in life.  This is a special time of life and I want to take full advantage of it.

and i’ll taste every moment and live it out loud / i know this is the time, this is the time to be / more than a name or a face in the crowd / i know this is the time, this is the time of my life

Happy New Year, my friends! 😀

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4 thoughts on “2013 – community

  1. Hi Emily! I’m Hayden from The Story Girl Blog, and I was wondering if you’d be willing to do an interview on my Stay-at-Home Daughters blog series. Victoria (hopewriter) recommended you to me and I was wondering if you’d be interested.
    Thanks,
    Hayden

    • Hello Hayden! I have actually have been following your blog for a little while. (Or shall I say lurking? I’m not very good at commenting on blogs. 😳 ) Thank you for the interview opportunity — I accept! Shall I email you for further details?
      Thanks again! 😀
      ~ Emily

  2. Happy New Year, Emily {Hug} I’m blessed to know you as part of that second community too! Those two weeks were some of the best weeks of 2013 — and I can’t wait to see what 2014 brings (hopefully more such weeks 8-))

    ~Megan

    • {hugback} You, my dear are a huge blessing and I can’t wait to see you again. I love our CP community and our little foursome is extra special.

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