Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A Beginning

I saw it from across the room.  One of those large 8x11 envelopes, stuck upright between two boxes, and all I could see was "Westmont" in the upper corner.  I walked slowly across the room, pointing at it, mouth wide open (I kid you not).  

As I tore it open I hurriedly spilled "it's a big envelope!  a big envelope!  you know what that means??"  Everyone already knew...if you get a normal sized envelope, it's a simple rejection letter.  If you get a major envelope, it's a whole acceptance packet.  

Sure enough, in the envelope was a fancy folder:

"Westmont

CONGRATULATIONS

Offer of Admission Enclosed"

AND...I got a sweet scholarship.

Yippeee!!!

Just a few hours earlier I had been telling Amy that, since I have been wanting so badly to stay in Kansas City, every time I think about getting into colleges I almost ask the Lord that I would just get rejected, making the decision easier.  Then I realize how nice it will feel, though, to be accepted and approved in that way. :)  

Sure enough, it does feel quite amazing.  The Lord is ultimately in control of where I get in, so we'll see...   


3 comments:

Sandi said...

Annie,
The bells are ringing in celebration of your acceptance and scholarship!! Congratulations!! Hope you have received the little package I sent to you. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, too!!
Sandi in snowy Minnesota

d.a.r. said...

Congratulations!!! What a blessing, and just in time for Christmas :) What a wonderful exciting adventure you have ahead of you!

brilliantlyredeemed said...

I know the feeling...I'm waiting on one more college acceptance letter.

Congrats! Westmont is a great school!