|Just being silly with a few of my girls!|
|45,000 people in the Georgia Dome!|
|this amazing piece of artwork was built from materials made by slaves and put up in the International Plaza near the CNN building.|
|all my friends at the candlelight vigil for freedom|
|My wonderful "family" group I spent time with!|
The talks- amazing. Louie Giglio, John Piper, Beth Moore, Francis Chan. The music? Incredible. David Crowder Band did their last concert, Hillsong United, Lecrae, Chris Tomlin, Kristian Stanfill, Matt Redman... wow.
And I learned so much this year. With Andrew being abroad this semester will be tough, but what really resonated with me is that there are no coincidences. Jesus puts "roadblocks" in our lives for a reason, and though they may bring pain and hardship for us, they are there for a reason. The key is to trust God's plan for me. There's a reason Andrew and I have to be apart for four months. I think that reason is so that we can grown individually in our relationships and identities in Christ, and in turn share that with each other when he returns.
Thankfully I will have many distractions the first month he is gone because today I'm hopping on a plane to study abroad with Wofford for Interim! Interim is basically January term, where you can study, work, or go abroad for a month and get four hours of credit! I am headed to AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND with two of my closest friends and about 22+ other students! I will be flying from Charlotte to Dallas to Sydney (phew) and spending four days there and the rest of my time all over New Zealand! I look forward to spending lots of time taking pictures and sharing my adventures with you all once I return in three weeks!
While I am gone, so my blog isn't lonely, I have recruited some wonderful girls to do some guest posts for me! I am so thankful that they stepped up to help me out and I cannot wait to share their fabulous blogs with you all! So, bon voyage for now, bloggy friends! :)