More Changes

An Essay By Maddi // 2/2/2013

Changes. What a powerful word.

Changes can be horrible, devastating. But they are also full of hope.

***

I’ve played two seasons of soccer. I love it. Soccer is my passion. My love. I never thought I’d give it up.

I thought wrong.

I have height.

And hopefully foot skill.

Basketball.

It’s time to make changes.

Play guitar instead of piano.....go to youth group....maybe even start up a girls group of our own. Who knows? Changes come all the time.

***

I’m growing up. I’m starting to make choices that will actually affect my whole life.

I don’t want to be spending my time with gossipy girls in my soccer team. That’s over.

Next year I’m going to be sixteen. I’ll be well on my way to adulthood. The choices I make now will rub off then.

***

This year is important. Probably the most important I’ve had in my whole life.

I’m going to study hard.

Figure out what I want to do in life.

Make history.

And build my life. The friends I make now, the people I hang out with, is who I’ll be hanging out with when I’m thirty. I’ll make new friends as I get older, but I’ll keep the old ones I make now.

We were looking after some kids the other day while their parents went to a wedding. The mum came back to pick them up. She was wearing this dress she’d made herself. She was talking about how she’d hardly worn it; only had worn it to this wedding and another one.

I had this thought:

I have a history to make. I’ve been here two years in the same house, same town, and I’m here to stay. I’ll get married here, raise my kids here. I’m going to be here with the people I make friendships with now.

She’ll probably be wearing that dress to my wedding one day.

Now the truth of that thought is very out there; but the truth behind it is real.

Those are my dreams.

And now I’m off to build them, trusting God and relying on Him with faith all the way.

So long, friends. It's time to change. Till next time,

Maddi xx

Comments

Go make history!

Go make history; go glorify God!

   Yes, it's so true that your actions right now will have terrific effects upon your life years down the road. That is why it's so important to work hard now and grow up. Anyways, good thoughts!

Arthur | Sun, 02/03/2013

"My greatest wish for my writing is that it would point you to the Savior."

:)

Go Maddi! Change is good. You know that I've experienced lots of Changes too. Lots.

So good thoughts, and I am just so excited that Arthur, Benjamin, James, and I seem to be on the same time! -- Megan

Edit: I have just a word of advice for you that just popped up in my head. The best friends you probably ever have is the ones that are already married and have children of their own. These friends are the best because not only they've gone through everything you've gone through, but they are wiser, and most of them (well at least mine are) are willing to just sit down and listen to you pour out your burdens and watch you cry. Really. I've been blessed by them - sososo blessed. Praise the Lord!

Lucy Anne | Sun, 02/03/2013

"It is not the length of life, but the depth of life." Ralph Waldo Emerson

Maddi was on a minute ago,

Maddi was on a minute ago, but now it's only you and myself.

Arthur | Sun, 02/03/2013

"My greatest wish for my writing is that it would point you to the Savior."

Well then.

Tell James I emailed him a question/request and please tell me if the Lamplighter is written by Maria Cummins or not. :)

Lucy Anne | Sun, 02/03/2013

"It is not the length of life, but the depth of life." Ralph Waldo Emerson

Okay, I'm on!!!

Thanks Arthur!! Glad you took the time to read this. :)

Megan: Thanks for the advice! Most of my "good friends" are at least a year older than myself anyway. :) Then I have the few ones who are way older....

Maddi | Sun, 02/03/2013

Goodbye? Oh no, please. Can’t we just go back to page one and start all over again?” – Winnie The Pooh

Good essay, Maddi! :) LOVE

Good essay, Maddi! :)

LOVE The A Team. Such a great song.

Good luck with everything you do!

-Homey :)

Madeline | Mon, 02/04/2013

everything was better when/you would call and I'd be like/yeah babe, no way

:)

Thanks Homey! I'm quite honoured that you came and read this. :)

Same. I'm into all country music like that at the moment. But the A Team is just a bit hard to sing....

Thanks--you too!!

Maddi | Mon, 02/04/2013

Goodbye? Oh no, please. Can’t we just go back to page one and start all over again?” – Winnie The Pooh

I really enjoyed this. I LOVE

I really enjoyed this.
I LOVE THE A-TEAM AND ED SHEERAN SO MUCH>
Anyway, nice job :)

Erin | Wed, 02/20/2013

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

:)

Thanks for reading!
So do I. I don't listen to Ed Sheeran, but I stumbled across the a team one day. It's great rhythm.

Maddi | Thu, 02/21/2013

Goodbye? Oh no, please. Can’t we just go back to page one and start all over again?” – Winnie The Pooh

Good essay. It's nice to see

Good essay. It's nice to see you think about your future. Also: my eighteen year old brother is a FANATIC of that song! Seriously. I was about to lock him in a closet if he didn't stop singing! It kind of grew on me, but since he's not around, I haven't sung it in along time.

But all in all, good essay.

j. Glen pollard | Thu, 02/28/2013

"The trip is a difficult one. I will not be myself when I reach you."-When I Reach Me.

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