Thursday, May 19, 2011


Love has definitely been a theme in my life in the past few weeks.

Firstly, I got a new job working at Katella Senior Living community and I really love it.
 There is something about old people, you know, they just have a whole lot of love in their hearts.

Yesterday, a man named Doc, probably around the age of 80, was talking to us at the front desk.
He was telling us about his wife who is over on the other side of the senior living area where there is more skilled nurses and more people to keep a watch on the residents who are ill and need extra care.
Doc goes over to the other side to visit his wife every day and it is adorable to hear him talk about her and how much he loves her and hopes that she'll get better so she can stay on the side of the residential living with him.

Another thing, This week's Gossip Girl was ALL about love.
Chuck and Blaire


It was beautiful. They cried... I cried. It was great.
This scene tore at my heart, I think mostly because I can relate to the feelings, emotions, and thoughts almost perfectly.
What is "Right" love anyways?

Thirdly, my Bible study group discussed Ephesians 5 fairly deeply.
The line that stuck with me the most was verse 2 which reads, "Walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God"
The leader challenged us to walk in love rather than to walk in judgment. 
To ask ourselves "What am I for?" instead of "What am i against?"
Walk in love.

and Lastly, I was reminded tonight that I share an overwhelming, beautiful, and perfectly unique Love with Jesus, my savior.
Jesus is the only way for us to experience complete unconditional Love in absolute FREEDOM.
what a precious love.

The truth about life is...human love isn't perfect and never will be.
The only person that will love me the "right" way...the way it was intended to be is Jesus.

...I love you.

Sunday, May 15, 2011


Just thought I'd point out that we successfully snuck into Lakewood's Prom... 
...All for you  Sabrina Crew!
Congrats on graduating... we all know how long you have been waiting for this

Saturday, May 14, 2011


First off, I'd like to apologize for my recent posts down memory lane...
but I just had to do it.
Tonight is PROM night.
One of my seniors from high school group, Samantha Wariner, is on her way to enjoy a wonderful night of fun, dancing, friends, and memories that will never leave her.
This is her:

 isn't she beautiful?

 I remember my Prom night...
I am pretty sure I switched dates like 3 times
But I eventually ended up with the perfect date.

Meet Vance Smith

He was my very first real crush in the 4th grade
and we remained friends ever since.
He was the perfect date for Prom.

 My friends and I were not ones to take limos and party buses to school dances
so we all piled in Vance's VW Bus

It was a really fun night that I will never forget...

cherish the night. 
You're going to miss this.

...and be safe!

Friday, May 13, 2011

I have been back in long beach for a week now after finishing my second year of college.
Time flies...

Tonight I decided to drive thru Taco Bell for dinner.
While I was there, I observed a number of highschoolers dressed in 
Millikan(my alma mater) sweatshirts running around the parking lot, causing trouble, driving crazy, and making out in the dining room of the fast food restaurant.

I quickly remembered the times when i went to Millikan:

when my friends and I would leave campus at lunchtime to eat Taco Bell down the street
...not to mention the several times we "accidentally" didn't make it back in time before the bell rang for class and ended up ditching the last half of the day

when we used to run around in the local parks way past curfew playing games like sardines, sharks and minos, hide and seek, ninja, and sand monster

when we used to eat lunch at the 800 building every day with all of the other QUESTies where everyone would share homework and their lunches...

when we used to sneak into other school's proms and winter formals and dance all of our cares away

when we used to have sleepovers and make stupid music videos and pull pranks on the boys

The Truth Is...
I absolutely loved my high school experience.

and while I was sitting in the drive thru at that Taco Bell tonight observing those teenagers...
i found myself feeling jealous of them and all of their freedom.