Something You'll Want to Know6:03 AM
Yes. I am that ditzy all the time.
I'm stunned. It only takes a split second -- a few words -- one person -- a letter -- and the world turns upside down. Literally.
I am so overwhelmed by the grace of God right now. I wish I could put into words everything He's done from me from the day I got a Hillsdale flyer, to my first-ever college visit, to tearing open the acceptance letter envelope on Thursday.
It didn't seem possible that I would make it to the National Merit semifinals. I'm a finalist.
It didn't seem possible that homeschoolers could get local scholarships. The scholarship board amended its policy this year and I'm one of the first to receive a homeschool Dollars for Scholars award.
It didn't seem possible that I could have half of my tuition paid for all eight semesters. It is.
For a second there, I wondered if it was even possible that I would be accepted into my dream college. I am.
I have never done anything as crazy as this in my life -- stepping outside the box, dreaming a dream, following God's lead alone. But I'm doing it. I'm living this faith out. It shouldn't boggle my mind that the Lord provides for His will -- financially and otherwise -- but I fall to my knees every time I think of it.
It may seem nothing to the general public that I'm going to college like almost every other high school graduate. But for me, this is so much bigger than college -- this is about walking by faith, not by sight. I'd appreciate your prayers so much as I look into more financial aid and try not to frighten people off with my uber-enthusiasm.
And before I start rambling on nonstop, I didn't actually think you'd fall for my pitiful little joke. Excitement does that to me.