This actually isn't my very 1st blog, I had a different account but got rid of it so I could just link this one up to my gmail account I have with my droid! My best friend Aubrey has me doing this =) Her blogs always inspire me, so GO TO HERS, after you read mine. ;)
I guess I should start of describing my life as of now. I am a Sophomore in my Winter Quarter at The Ohio State University! I moved to Columbus in September of 2010 and love it! I have to admit I come back to Lima often only because I am so close to my family and friends that are still back here. Make fun of me, I don't mind, not afraid to admit I get homesick often! My intended major is Special Education, and actually should be admitted into my program this upcoming spring, but I couldn't apply to it in the fall because of ONE class, ONEEEE class I couldn't take in Lima because it was not offered there. So thanks Lima for screwing me over! haha.. oh well I don't really mind. I have basically all my GEC's done by the time I get admitted into my program so I will just be focused on that. If you ever read my note on Facebook about why I chose Special Ed as my major, go to my page and read it. Otherwise, I'll probably add it on here after I write this entry.
The reason I am doing this blog is so my friends and family at home can follow what I do, and people can get a better understanding of who I am and what I stand for. I have a positive outlook on life, and no matter what turn negative things into positives. Think anyone can stand up for me on that. I can be over bearing sometimes because of it, always dancing, singing, loving life. I have been let down time after time with a lot of things, but have put everything behind me and just look towards the future and everything it has to hold for me. I have been raised as a Christian and still proclaim to be one, and could not be more thankful for the life God has given me. He has given me a great family, great friends, a great university, and many great opportunities.
When I 1st moved to Columbus, I questioned him a few times, I had been frustrated with work and school and trying to juggle both while trying to experience things around Ohio State. But just as soon as I had started questioning my faith, he put me in situations where I knew he was there with me. Look around at all the amazing things he does for us.
My best example of him giving me hope is with my Grandpa Jim, if you know me my Grandpa is my favorite person in the world. He has taught me so many things and has done so many things for other just out of the kindness of his heart. He is the biggest fighter I have ever known. He was supposed to pass away my sophomore year in high school right before I was in my 1st musical. Almost 4 years later, and he is STILL doing exactly the same thing he did before his 1st heart attack. He is living life with only 1/4 of his heart working, blockage in one of his ventricle that they cannot fixed due to fear it will cause a blood clot that will surface back up to his brain. He had surgery on his brain from a fall he endured, and had a seizure during recovery and doctors thought he wouldn't be able to communicate with us again. But my grandpa beat all odds again and can speak, drive, and function just like he did 10 years ago! He also has one of his legs amputated from his heart attack that stopped blood flow to his lower part of his leg. He is a walking statue of God's faith. Many prayers have been given to my family to give us more time with him. Every person in my family is extremely close to him, and we are so very thankful for the borrowed time God has given us. As I know his time is starting to shorten with us, I have now matured enough to be content with realization of the matter. I used to be in denial that he could be taken from me any second. But, every moment I spend with my Grandpa I have a huge smile on my face because I know even when he is gone he will always be there in spirit and I won't ever really have to say goodbye. I just recently have accepted that he won't ever be cured, but only given a little more time until his heart finally gives out. But I could not be more thankful then the extra four more years I have been graciously given. But I haven't given up, My grandpa has surprised us all so maybe he will keep doing that =)
Well, I will write more later. Sorry if some of this is just me rambling on. I just wanted to give you a taste of more to come! and there definitely is! Thanks for reading =)
-- Andrea Farell ♥