McKenzie’s First Evening at College

McKenzie called home at 11:00 and ask that I post this on ‘Mom’s website’
From: McKenzie Smalley
Date: August 16, 2011 11:11:15 PM MST
To: Dad
Subject: First night at college

So it’s my first night at Arizona Christian University. Me and Dad moved in today and it went great!  Me and Tianna’s (my roommate) room has been voted the cutest room here so far!  I really miss everyone at home especially my boyfriend Jonathan and I really miss my Dad but I know I’ll have fun here too. Although today was a fun and new exciting day there’s still that part of me that really wishes my mom could have all been a part of it with me!  I know I wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for her and the influence she had on my life. But I have to hand it to my Dad he did a pretty good job of getting me here :) I wouldn’t be the person I am today if it weren’t for him.

There’s another part of me that is nervous for this new chapter that’s about to begin in my life.  What makes me a little nervous is that almost all the people here don’t know my story and the fact that I’ve lost my mom and that’s hard for me because in high school everyone knew that about me and here people will most likely bring up my mom and I’ll have to tell them I don’t have a mom anymore and that she passed away.

But one thing I do know is that God brought me to this college for a reason and I know He will protect me and watch over me here. I am so thankful I get to attend a Christian college. God has really provided for our family and I know that He will continue to provide for me if I stay faithful to Him and keep my heart focused on Him. So I guess now I just have to listen to Him and get ready for the amazing plan He has for me in the future :)

One thought on “McKenzie’s First Evening at College”

  1. College is an awesome experience! It’s a time that allows you to really solidify your faith and who you are as a person. You will be stretched in new ways that force you to grow and you will have the time of your life if you just put yourself out there. You only get to experience this time once in your lifetime. Make it count! Never sit around and think there is nothing to do. Because, there is always something to do if you look for it. Most of the opportunities around campus are a lot of fun too. Not to mention when you get out of school you will have an amazing resume! Anyways, that’s my two cents as a senior in college who has attended two different universities that are as far away as Fort Worth, Texas. Go out there and knock’em dead Mckenzie!!!

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