Here’s another little entry I wrote in my journal that I wanted to share:
Yesterday I sat at a library computer for 4 hours with no term paper topic, the same 10 pages of notes that provided no information, and that unforgiving blinking line on a blank Word document. In less than 24 hours my term paper rough draft was due, and I couldn’t even think of a topic to write on because the only one I cared to write about is apparently the most un-researched topic in American history. Nothing was helping so I texted my friend who I knew was in the library, and she let me go to her study room and vent/get ideas for a possible topic. When I got there, there was another boy there who I didn’t know, but I sat down and just let it out. The guy gave me his Slinky to play with and relieve my stress. It was apparent that I was going to get no where fast because I had procrastinated so long, and I was so frustrated that the only thing I was feeling was defeat. I started to get up to leave but the guy stopped me and said “I want to pray for you.” Apparently the two of them had planned to, understanding my desperation. So they prayed. I tried not to cry but not because I was upset, but because here was a guy who I had just met minutes before, praying for me in the most sincere way I had ever heard. I was touched beyond belief.
So, to the boy who prayed for me,
Thank you. Thank you for the encouragement you gave me and for the blessing you were to me in that moment. That prayer has been going through my head as I work to finish this assignment, and all I can think of is how I am so glad I went upstairs to that study room. The comfort and peace I feel when I go to work on it can only have come from that, and it has made all the difference.
^This is why I would never want to go to another school other than Roberts. This right here is exactly what makes it different.