Denial

hey yallDenial. Up until Sunday July 3 I had been in denial. Denial of the fact that I either had to hit the pavement running or fall flat on my face. Denial that I had just moved out of my home for six months and wasn’t simply enjoying a weekend in Illinois with my parents. Denial that I was about to start courses at The French Pastry School. Denial. But as my parents pulled out of the driveway of my new “home” it all sunk in and the tears started flowing. This was it. This was the beginning of my adventure on my own. Truth be told, even if I hadn’t been in denial, there is nothing that would have prepared me for the ache for home that would follow. The ache for familiar things, places, and faces. The ache for the wet noses and wagging tails of my puppies to come bounding up the stairs after me. The ache for the sound of my brother playing video games in the room next door. The ache for the numerous puns my daddy loved telling. The ache for the comforting arms of my mama, wrapped around me in protective love. The ache for home.

But, through God’s strength, mercy, and love, I managed to get through my first two weeks. Through constant prayers frantically sent His way, I was enveloped in “a peace that surpasses all understanding.” He knew my heart longed to be home so He brought me closer to Him. Since that day of goodbyes, I have been reminded of my friends’ and family’s constant love for me. I have also been reminded that even when we are unprepared for what is ahead, God is not. He knew what was coming long before I did and He was prepared beyond my comprehension. Now, even though the days I’ve been away from home grow in number, I know I can continue to keep moving forward because of the fact that I have such a huge support system spurring me on.

As a way for me to share my life with you, I decided that I would begin a blog. It will feature my adventures in Illinois I feel led to share. My posts will be about anything and everything. If there is something you’d like me to write about, head on over to the contact page and shoot me an email. This blog is here for you as much as it is for me. Much love to all of you reading! Until next time.

♥ Katelyn

8 thoughts on “Denial

  1. Kate says:

    The blog is beautiful, Katelyn, and we think you’re amazing! I’m sure I’ll be reading these out loud to the kids so that they can follow along too. We can’t wait to read about all of your adventures and experiences here. We love you! ❤

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  2. Aunt Sarah says:

    Katelyn…..you GOT This!!!!! I think about the song “a write your story” and it’s so totally you along with “Giants Fall”….HE will give you all the strength you need each and every day…he knows your every fear, thought, and your heart, nothing is a surprise to HIM–how simply awesome and amazing!!!! You are going to shine wherever you go along with His abundant love inside your heart….You go girl 🙂

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  3. Paula says:

    Hi Katelyn, What a beautiful post. Congratulations on your blog! I love seeing young people grow up and not forget the Lord and their faith in the one true God. May God continue to bless you and grow you as you serve Him while learning to serve others with the gifts God has given you!
    sincerly,
    Paula

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  4. The first two weeks of spreading your wings were hard….but you share how rewarding it has been knowing that God had this plan ready for you all along – that is something very reassuring and exciting to realize, along with knowing how you have been lifted in prayer as you started this new journey of your life. Your blog is wonderful and I look forward to seeing your posts as you journey along, continuing to allow the Lord to stretch you and shape you through His amazing plan for your life. Love and hugs Miss Katelyn Rose!

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  5. Mrs. Wendt says:

    Katelyn,
    Your blog is a great testimony! I know you trust God’s plan, enjoy the journey! You are and will do fantastic! Mrs. Wendt

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