Sunday, May 24, 2015
He was there, always there.
As this school year comes to a close, as well as my high school career, my Savior is who I think about most. He was there waking me up when first period seemed impossible, He was there when I had convinced myself I had no worth. But most importantly, I want to focus on the fact that I knew He was there through the people who roam the halls of THS. I felt His love in every single person I have met, in every experience I have gone through these past 3 years. It has been through kind words spoken to me by a class mate, by the new friends I have made this year, by the job I have been given and experiences that make me grow each day. He taught me how to laugh at myself, how to focus on the good in life, even when it felt like everything was crashing down around me.
As I look back on this year, I will remember the toughest times, toughest classes, hardest moments to be the moments where my Savior had always been with me and another stepping stone to where He has planned for me to go.
Seminary has been a safe guard for me. A place where I can be going through the hardest moments in my life, but I could instantly feel the grace of God wash through me by an inspired teacher or a comment by another student that gave me the strength to keep going. I know that without seminary I would not have the testimony that I have today.
For the close of a senior year, many regrets, 'what if's', and 'if only's' may come to our minds, but rather than doing that, I want all of you to look at the people you were on your first day of high school, and look at the person sitting here, looking at this blog now. I know I can honestly say, that I wouldn't change a thing. Shocker, right? I am surprised myself. Even through the highest highs, and the lowest lows of high school, I wouldn't want to be anywhere else, or be anyone else than the person I am right now. Because I know that high school has changed me. Changed me into someone I never had imagined. But it's because of His perfect love and this gospel, that I can say this. We might not think about it like this in the moment, but because of the fact that we can think like this at all, is a testimony of His grace and love.
I want to thank all of you for the lessons you've taught me, shown me the characteristics I want to posses and most importantly, thank you for the times you've acted based upon the spirit and helped not only me, but the people around you. We will never know the impact we have had in each other's lives in this life. But I hope we all choose to make sure it's a good one.
If we don't meet again once we receive our diplomas, or wherever life will take us, I know I will see you all again. If it's at the grocery store when we have 3 kids running around, or when we are old and senial, or when we reach the gates of heaven, I know I will be able to look at you all and remember what you have each done for me.
Thanks for the best three years, THS student body.