Well the days have been quite busy as I settle into the life of an adult. I guess I knew these days were coming, but I never realized how fast it would go by.
As many of you know, I have moved my place of residence from a cozy home in the middles of Podunk, Nowhere, into the middle of Kittanning in an apartment. I have a full time job working at a small Christian TV station, Family Life TV. I currently run camera and do odd stuff, but am slowly but surely going from a rookie to...well, a little better rookie!
I love working at the station, and the people I get to work with, I can call them friends. We can joke around freely, and no one's feelings get hurt, and they are quite willing to teach me the new things I have to learn.
I guess the main thing, if you were looking for a job, you need to find something you really enjoy doing. Like, I never could enjoy working at McDonald's, but for some people, that is just their favorite thing to do. I enjoy learning new things and concepts, and I enjoy photography, so working here, I can broaden my horizons and capabilities working with different aspects of film.
These past two months have been quite the experience.
In the past months I have:
2) Turned 18
3) Moved out
4) Started a new job
5) Met a really nice guy
The top three things were probably the hardest ones to adjust to, but they are were and are great learning experiences.
Since I haven't really mentioned the fifth thing on here, I guess I should elaborate just a little bit.
A friend of mine called me one morning and told me she wanted to introduce me to a guy she knew, and she asked if I was interested. So I said yes, and she told me a little about him, his name was Abe, he loved horses, and he carried a knife in his pocket at all times. That was all she told me. So, I'm like, OK, sure I'll meet him. So we set it up for a Tuesday night, when they had church, and my whole family, with the exception of Scott, went to their church to meet this man.
(Nothing like intimidation, right?)
She came in, asked if I had introduced myself to Abe yet, and, of course I hadn't, so she brought me over and introduced us. I guess we were both a little nervous because both of our hands were clammy, but we made it through the intro without any embarrassments, and church started.
The pastor had me sing two songs and I though I was going to be really, really nervous, but things went well, and the Lord helped me not to mess up. Afterwards, we all went to a local DQ to celebrate mom's birthday. While the adults sat inside, me, my brother, the lady that introduced us, Abe, and his friend, we all sat outside and ate ice cream. We got to joke around and I got to know him a little better. I really thought the first meeting was going to be really awkward, but, in fact, it was hardly awkward at all. I even told my "Shooting The Gun Inside The House" story, which I considered to be one of my most embarrassing moments.
I got to talk with Abe about how people felt about me moving out, and even though I felt it was God's will, they still weren't accepting of that, and before we left, he told me he was going to be praying for me, and I know it was true. A few days later, I was praying and asked the Lord to show me, just one more time, and reaffirm His will. The next morning, I got up and read my devotions, and right there was all the peace I needed. God is good!
We also got to go horseback riding on my birthday, just me, Abe, Steve (Abe's friend, great, funny goofball, tons of fun.), and the lady that introduced us. Abe and I really got to talk a whole lot on that ride, and I was able to talk to him about the Bible and God's will. Riding, talking with him, I didn't feel as if he were condescending and that made me feel really good. So many times if you talk to a great prayer warrior or a preacher about something you just found in the Bible, it's old hat to them, but it didn't feel that way talking to him.
In alot of ways, it was a huge blessing to be able to meet Abe, because even if we don't go past being 'just friends', he has definitely helped me grow in the Lord.
I have no idea what the Lord has in store for us down the road, but I'll just keep on praying, and go where He leads me.