Louie Giglio said this morning in order to move forward we must face and embrace our past. You don't have to accept it or like it, but you do have to face it and embrace it as part of your story.
I want to tell a story that God's been writing throughout the last nine months. It's messy, it's beautiful, and it's been challenging. I haven't loved every moment, but every moment has taught me a lesson that nothing else could. I'm grateful for this process and that it's not and won't be over anytime soon. When you ask God to show up, He does. Here's a story that proves that.
I could tell you every single God story of how He brought me here, to be a completely scatterbrained individual with a tried and true acceptance letter sitting in front of me, but I won't. He has been so faithful through all of this, through every doctors appointment, every deep spiritual question on the application, the time that I realized this trip was $3000 less than I expected, and even every conversation of people wanting to support my trip, I'm so thankful.