5 Days

Today I realized that I only have 5 days of class left in my undergraduate career.

Wow.

It is hard to accurately describe how that makes me feel. I get the impression that most associate graduation with an extreme amount of joy, but that’s not really me. For the past 8 semesters, I’ve poured my heart and soul into this campus. As soon as I got here, I got plugged into a community of friends and faith. I fell in love with the people and the campus before I even arrived. I keep trying to think of highlights to write about, but the truth is – there are too many. The happiness and joy that I’ve experienced by being part of the community here is something that I will always cherish and treasure.

This semester has had so many last’s and goodbye’s that it almost makes you immune to the fact that the end will actually come. Now, here I sit – 5 short days away from being done with classes at this school I know, love, and cherish. The first place I struck out on my own – independent, wild, and free. What is there to say? I’m not sure there’s anything. I will end with the verses I read when I spoke to BCM during Senior program. My prayer for them, that I will try to pray faithfully as I depart. There’s nothing I can think of that better expresses my feelings and my hopes as I move on.

Philippians 1:3-11

3 I thank my God every time I remember you. 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, 6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

7 It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart and, whether I am in chains or defending and confirming the gospel, all of you share in God’s grace with me. 8 God can testify how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus.

9 And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, 10 so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, 11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.

Love, Sarah

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