Here it is:
I’m officially going to Washington University in St. Louis* this fall!
Yes, the time at Boston College was pretty good. Yes, I like Boston*.
But it comes down to this… Washington University will offer me more experience, opportunities, and options. And I can see myself there. I can feel myself falling in love with the city and its people.
I’m blown away by the Lord’s provisions. When I told people I wasn’t sure I would get in anywhere, I really meant it. I’ve taken a pretty atypical, spontaneous journey to get to this day, and I was sure it would work in my disadvantage. But silly me to spend so much time thinking about what to expect from God.
He provided beyond what I expected.
And non-coincidentally, this came during a time when I’ve been seeking Him and listening to Him beyond what I had been.
I get to live within five hours of my parents and grandma. I get to live within half an hour of my cousin, her husband, and their sweet Taiwan baby. I get to meet new, amazing people. I get to explore a new “big” city. I get to spend two years at one of the best social work programs in the U.S. learning about an issues close to Jesus’ heart. I get to have direct, one-on-one meaningful interactions with children and families He loves.
And all praise and honor and thanks be to God.
*I liked Boston, but I still love New York City. I think it will forever be my favorite East Coast city.
*Is it St. Louis or Saint Louis? Or does it depend on how it’s used? I must find out.