Now I want you to imagine that I am this girl and the puzzle is my life. I have tried to live life in the way that I want it to go, but my plan is not always God’s plan. Sometimes I try to fit the wrong pieces into the puzzle and need my heavenly Father’s help to see which ones fit in which places. Coming to Christiana was one of these decisions that I would not have made had it not been for God guiding me here. I looked at virtually every Christian school but all of them weren’t the right fit. Eventually I decided to come to Christiana because it seemed like the only feasible option.
When I first came to Christiana, I was not in a good place. Everything in my life was a mess and I was less than thrilled to be starting over at a place where I knew virtually no one, and where I knew the work would be difficult. Although at first I struggled with the change, I can truthfully say that coming to Christiana was one of the best decisions I have ever made.
In 11th grade I was challenged to learn not only about what others believe, but also to discover more about my own faith. I now know how to ask questions and hold educated discussions with people of different beliefs. Last year I also learned how to use rhetorical devices when I speak, and write lengthy papers on a regular basis.
This year Mrs. Jones' class has helped me to appeal to reason instead of relying solely on religion when expressing my opinions. She has also taught me to discuss and delve into material that I don’t always find appealing.
Thesis class taught me to manage my time well and research my topic using educated resources. I learned to present my ideas thoroughly and speak with clarity.
Christiana has also helped me grow socially. My class in particular has taught me not to take myself so seriously, and to have fun…even while learning. I have made so many wonderful friends, and I am eternally grateful for each of you. I especially want to give a shout out to my class who has been my support for the last two years. I have never met a more loving and accepting group of people in all my life. When I go to college I will truly miss you all.
I also want to thank my family for helping me throughout my whole education and for putting up with me through the process. I would not be where I am today if it wasn’t for all of you. As I embark into this new chapter of my life I am excited to see what God has in store for me. I will be attending Liberty University where I plan to study psychology…well at least that’s my current plan. I am still seeking Gods guidance to determine if it is the right major for me.
I know that God has an amazing plan for my future, and I am looking forward to making this next step into adulthood. I may always be the girl surrounded by puzzle pieces, but I am also going to be the girl who seeks out God’s help as I proceed to assemble the puzzle.