Saturday, April 26, 2008

The Simple Road Less Traveled

I'm not sure what road I am on at the moment, but I do know that I coming to the fork in this road. Graduation is near and I am extremely excited to see my family. I love them with all my heart and only really care to have them all together again. It's been a long time since we were all together. That's what I am looking forward to, not really graduation.

Everybody seems to be coming to this celebration of me lasting 4 years through school and getting a diploma; it's pretty cool and a big step, but anyone can really get a degree, let's be real here. I am so thankful for coming to NNU and the GREAT friends I have made over the last 4 years. I am so glad I threw those other school applications away that night (ask me about how I got here if you want to hear the story). If it wasn't for my dad and mom pushing me to apply to NNU, I would've been at Point Loma or Olivet and probably missing out on some great stuff.

I am preparing myself for my family getting here; it is always a good time, but this is going to be the most unique times for us getting together. Ian and Jamie haven't met Brigid (my dad's new wife), Leo and Jenny have never met Waylon, and my Aunt Sharon is coming; it is all just different, but I am really excited nonetheless. I am saddened though...this is one of those big steps that I always saw in my mind: seeing my family in the seats cheering me across the stage. I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for my family, especially my mother.

My mom, as I have mentioned so many times, was HUGE in my life. She basically made a christian school for me to go to in high school. She and my dad told me I HAD to apply to NNU even though I hated it. She supported me in my computer science major, she supported me in changing my major, she prayed constantly for me and my friends, she checked up on me during these difficult transition years. She is no longer with us, and won't be there in the stands cheering for me persay; but she will be cheering where she is in Heaven.

When she passed away there were moments in my life that I just knew I was going to miss her tons and this is going to be one of them. It's been easy getting to this point in life, but this next week is going to be tough. I'm so thankful to have a supportive and loving family to help me through this time because things aren't the clearest for me and my future. I am unsure of what my next move is, but I know it will be a great one. I'm not sure what the fork in the road leads to but I choose the Simple Road Less Traveled.


Leo and Jen said...

We love you Al. We are proud of you and are anticipating what great things you will do next. Know we are here for you.... but even closer, God is there for you.... we love you.

Leo and Jen said...

In case you need a home until you find a what you are going to do next, our home is your home. We are family and that is what family is for. Please do not hesitate to let us know what we can do for you.


Leo and Jen