[I’m back at school] My spirits are high, and my joy incalculable… I stood in near-disbelief when within a 3 hour break between classes, (1) a friend of a friend left the animation class I had wanted so badly to take this semester and gave it to me, and (2) an accidental encounter at the library with a different friend somehow landed me a job.
I was also guaranteed a one-bedroom apartment today after some leg-work [in the cold, slushy, miserably wet snow], calls, and a lot of paperwork.
It’s been 5 days, and my heart has lingered on the circumstances of my family only a few times… I’ve been busy with school and friends.
So many of my tear-filled prayers have been answered since returning to school. It makes me want to cry in happiness, humility and gratefulness for the truth, strength and the love extended to me in my life. Cry because I know that I’ll be safe, and ever-more in the life to come. Cry knowing I’m on the right path, that Jesus Christ is my Savior and that I will be okay.
It feels like all of my fears are falling behind me, and I’m moving forward in life. Heavenly Father has given me back my zest for drawing, safety in living and financial security. Friends. He’s giving me that confidence I asked Him for… the will to step forward and know that I can accomplish something. That there is a place for me in this generation, and that I am capable of surviving. For the first time in a long time, I feel safe.
There are a lot of things that suck about my life. My childhood, my family, my home… But I’ve found so many good things in different places. I have especially found good things in living the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them.