Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Nervous..Please Pray!

So again, I don't have time to do a big blog post, so I'm just gonna do another small one.

Right now I am working on my speech for tomorrow. I have been nominated for Valedictorian and I have to give a speech to my grad class to convince them to vote for me. I am really nervous, but I think I'll do alright. I've been praying a lot! So please pray for me to have strength and not get scared.

Thank you!

Thursday, April 23, 2009


So I know I haven't blogged in has been busy! When I have more time, I will get on here and do a big update..jazz trip, grad fashion show, youth stuff.

But I do have one big announcement!! I got a call tonight from The Canadian Daughters Society and I won a $1000 acedemic bursary!! I am so stoked on it!!

That's all for now..I promise I'll be on soon!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Life is Good

I was just sitting and thinking about my life. And I realized that I have a pretty good life.

I have a family who has always supported me, no matter what I've done.
I have friends who have always been there for me, even when I was a jerk.
I'm a Leader in the most amazing and best looking Youth Group in the world.
People look up to me and respect me..that’s a great feeling!
I started Guardian Angel and it’s doing SO well.
I have a good job in which I make money.
I graduate in two months.
I have a best friend who has been by my side since grade 6. (Andrea)
I have a fantastic Youth Pastor who has been there for me for years.
I now have a sister-in-law who loves my brother and I love that.
I may have lost friends over the last year and a half, but I know they're in a better place and watching over me.
I have a dog that is truly loyal and so much fun.
I have a church family who is just so amazing in every way.
I can play multiple instruments and that has made my life so much more fun.
I have teachers at school who have helped me through a related and life related.
Even though I continue to make mistakes, people are still there to help me.
People I don't even know look up to me and support me.
I'm Captain of an amazing Rugby team.
I am fortunate to not have any illness besides the cold or flu once in awhile.
I was able to go to Mexico for a week and serve.
I have a roof over my head, food in my stomach and a bed to sleep on.
My friends come to me and trust me when they need help.
I have the chance to go to college and have a career.
I have a God who loves me and has given me the best life.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Birthday Mom, Dad and Grandpa!

Yes, all three of them have the same birthday. It's not a joke.
I love these people with all my heart..they are amazing. Here's a few reasons why...


She feeds me

She loves me with all that she has

She's kept me from going down the wrong path

She's taught me so much about life

She's beautiful


He saved my family

He's funny (most of the time :P)

He knows when to be serious and when to be funny

He taught me how to drive and lets me use his car

He brought Floyd into my life


He fixes things for me

He makes me laugh

He gives the best hugs

He gave me a nickname that has stuck since day one (Stormy)

He doesn't get mad when I golf bad :P

So those are just a few reasons why these people are amazing.

I love you all so much and hope you have a FANTASTIC day!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Please Pray.

A best friend of mine made a choice last night. I talked to him earlier and knowing he was going to this party, I asked him to make me a promise. That he wouldn't drink and wouldn't do something he'd regret. At about 11:30 last night, I got a text from a friend. "____ is drunk". My heart dropped. I felt sick. I asked my friend to keep an eye on him. By the favor of God, he got home safely. He emailed me as soon as he did, saying how sorry he was and how bad he felt. I told him that I was very dissapointed in him, but I am supporting him. He's changed over the last month or so...changed so much that it seemed like I didn't even know him anymore. We talked for a long time about it and I told him that I will always be there for him..that I'm not going anywhere. He said "I love you as a friend, Sam. You are one of my best friends and I'm so glad you're here for me". I just about cried right there. It was then that I realized he hasn't changed. He's just been struggling. I've been praying so hard for him..and even thinking about it makes me tear up. I was so scared that there was going to be an would kill me to lose him.
Please, if you read this, pray for him to have strength and faith. And pray for myself and friends to be able to support him.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Happy Birthday Mandy!!

Mandy, I just wanna say that you are amazing. You are like a bright shining star on a dark night. You never cease to amaze me and I am so proud of you. You have such a heart for God and you are just such a blessing to everyone around you. I could go on for hours about how much I love you. You are so talented..I love watching you on the worship team. It fills my heart with butterflies! Thank you for everything you've done. You're always there for your friends and you always know the right things to say. I've been through a lot and you've helped me through it all. My life would not be the same without you in it. You have changed me around and filled a part of me that was missing. I know you are going to do amazing already are doing amazing things! I pray to God that we stay friends forever and that nothing ever happens to bring us apart. I will always be here for you, no matter what. If you ever need a shoulder to cry on, someone to hug, or just someone to hang out with, I'm only a call away. No matter what the time is, I will be there. 2am..I'll be there. Cause you're worth it.
Never change who you are Fantastic!

I lovers mcloven you to the mcmoon my mclover <3

I'll pull you out when life pulls you under.
I'll be the sun when there's lightning and thunder.
If I could catch a rainbow I would do it just for you.
And share with you it's beauty on the days you're feeling blue.
If I could build a mountain you could call your very own.
A place to find serenity a place to be alone.
If I could take your troubles I would toss them in the sea.
But all these things I'm finding are impossible for me,
I cannot build a mountain or catch a rainbow fair
But let me be what I know best, a friend that's always there.
Years may fly, tears may dry
But my friendship with you will never die.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Photography Group

So as some of you may know, I am part of Northgate's Photography Group. I think there's about 30 people in it now, but we haven't had everyone at a meeting yet. I've always loved taking pictures, but other than aiming at something, maybe zooming a bit and pressing a button, I really didn't know a lot about it. Even after just a short time of being in this group, I have learned so much. I've found out that my camera can do things I didn't know it could do! One day I want to own a nice camera..preferably a Canon, but I'm not too picky. At the moment, I don't have the money. And I won't for awhile because of schooling and such. But we'll I've learned, God provides!
Each couple months or so, we have a photo contest. I missed out on the first one, but I entered the most recent one. And I tied for 3rd with Adam! I was pretty happy about that.
I am definitely excited to see where this group takes me. Like I said, I love photography and I love being able to learn more about it. Since it's getting nicer, we're gonna go out as a group and take pictures. And Adam said he'll go out with me sometime and let me borrow his camera, so that should be pretty awesome.

So to sum it up...Photography Group is should join!

Later Gators!

Camera I want! (Or something similar)

My photo from the Photo contest. It was taken on the beach in Mexico.