Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Two Thousand and Fourteen

Every year, I wrap up December with highlights from the last 12 months. Here's the continuation of that tradition!

These are the highlights. This doesn't include all of the busy days, the ups and downs and the struggles we all face. This is a celebration of life and all that the Lord brings into it in just one year.

I began my own photography business, starting small: Clairelyseen Photography.

I got to room with Beth, the sweetest person, both semesters of 2014.  She is student-teaching this next semester, and graduates in the Spring. I will have a new roommate, but Beth, you will be greatly missed in room 416. I loved getting to room with was an honor and privilege!

Dad, Mom and I road-tripped through the Northwest and West to visit friends and supporters during my Spring Break. This photo was taken in Arches National Park.

I switched my major. Children's Ministry and Bible - here I come!

I finished my first year of college at Moody Bible Institute.

Caleb and Haley got marrrriiieeedd!!!

I got to work at Gull Lake, which was stretching, but so rich. I learned more than I ever thought I could in six weeks! I also got a new name (nickname) in the process, as every staff member does. I was "Czecholate" for six weeks!

I went home for the first time since leaving college. Ah, what a sweet reunion, and a time of putting my roots down again in a culture that I still call home!

I turned 15 and 20!

The semester was filled with new things to learn, ponder, and understand. My Faith and Learning and Hermeneutics classes were my favorite. I spent a lot of time in this room this year - reading, writing, processing, learn.

I spent the most wonderful and relaxing Thanksgiving with Tyler and Lara in the suburbs of Chicago.

I finished up another semester at Moody. And because I am a semester ahead (I had 13 years of school in Czech instead of 12, so I got 18 credits transferred to Moody from that extra year there), technically, I finished my sophomore year, and will now be a junior. Now that's strange! Finals week was tough because I was sick, but God was gracious and He still taught me a lot through the whole process. The longer I'm at Moody, the more time I find myself in the library.

After another semester, I was able to go home for Christmas to Czech...

...and spend New Years in Croatia with our family!

Of course there was so much more to 2014. This is only the tip of the iceberg, to borrow the colloquialism. I'm thankful for all that this year brought, and excited to see what else the Lord has in store. These years at college are so unexpected and surprising, scary and uncertain, defining and unique. I'm so glad the Lord is with me every step of the way.  

1 comment:

  1. So many great memories from 2014. What will 2015's memories be??!!! Can't wait for that post a year from now. It's so fun to look back at a year and see what God did!


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