Monday, January 30, 2012


Psalm 13

1How long, O Lord? Will You forget me forever?
How long will You hide Your face from me?
2How long shall I take counsel in my soul,
Having sorrow in my heart daily?
How long will my enemy be exalted over me?
3Consider and hear me, O Lord my God;
Enlighten my eyes,
4Lest I sleep the sleep of death;
Lest my enemy say,
“I have prevailed against him”;
Lest those who trouble me rejoice when I am moved.
5But I have trusted in Your mercy;
My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation.
6I will sing to the Lord,
Because He has dealt bountifully with me.

I just read this about 57943 times. I realized that verses 1 and 2 are exactly the feelings I have been having toward God lately. Then I read the last line. BountifullyRead it about three times to get its full effect! 

Bountifully. Yes, God, I got Your message. :]

Here I am, having all these bitter feelings, and He reminds me of my blessings (which are immeasurable, I might add). I can't count how many times He has done this and I continue to return to my sinful, doubting ways over and over again. But that's what parents do, right? They bring you back down to earth when you get a little stubborn and hotheaded. He has proved Himself to me, once again..

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

George Washington Was Here

Tonight I'm looking through old pictures. But not really old. They're from November 2011. Guess what I did in November?!

I went to Virginia! :D Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown. Here are a few of my favorite pictures from the trip...

 Me & my beautiful mama :)

 I loved these hats hanging up sooo much..

 In the stocks :P

 The cutest little guy told us all about the battery

 Jamestown...the Chesapeake Bay is beautiful

Dinner in Williamsburg...where George Washington actually ate dinner a long time ago!

This trip was so much fun. It was a "school trip," meaning I got to experience all this cool stuff with some of my closest friends from my little school. Heck, half of the fun was the bus ride to and from Georgia. :) Even if you're not a history nerd (I'm not), it's so much fun to see. (But if you are a history nerd, it's a given that you'll enjoy it.)

That's all I have for now. Just wanted to share. :)

Monday, January 23, 2012

A cold, rainy, beautiful day..

Today it is so messy outside. Anything more than two consecutive days of rain makes me cringe. But today I like it...a lot. I'm finding the silver lining, so to speak. I have realized that I can either spend my day being annoyed that it's not sunny and bright outside or use my time cooped up in the house wisely and get some things done.

I'm not exactly a happy-go-lucky girl. I can be a pessimist. But as I grow up, I often realize that I should make the best of any given situation that I can. It's hard. I don't always want to find the positive light of things. But if I try (sometimes really, really hard), I can.

This is where I tell you about my little boy. No, I'm not a mother, but I have a little boy. His name is Milton and he is ten years old. He lives in El Salvador. He is mine through Compassion.

While building a relationship with this little boy, I am humbled. The simplest things bring him so much joy. I want to be like him! It sounds weird to want to be like a ten year old kid. A boy. But I do. He finds pure joy in learning about and serving his Savior. He finds joy in knowing that he has a friend a world away who cares for him. I want to be like him.

So today, I'm finding my silver lining.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Hello hello :)

Well, here I am, in blog land. I gave in. I'm not entirely sure what I'll be writing about, so we'll see how this goes. :)

I'll tell you a little bit about myself...

My name is Victoria and I'm a 17 year old girl living a simple life in a cute little town in Georgia. I'm homeschooled but I go to a homeschool school (I know this makes no sense, just pretend you understand:). I don't wear culots and I do have friends.. that's reassuring, right? Ha. I have a wonderful mama and daddy and a 20-year-old brother whom I love to bits.

I'm not extraordinary or entertaining.. I just want to record the goings-on in my life and I think this is a good way to do that and share them with friends. :)

Here we go!