My relationship with Christ has become the firm foundation I have always desperately needed and desired.
I grew up in a loving Catholic household where I went to church every weekend, and for most of my life, it was just an hour that I could whip out my little paper and mini colored pencils and draw. I didn't know what it meant or what I was doing until I reached middle school, when my anxiety had taken control of me. My fears, curiosities, and questions about life and death inspired me to discover more about God.
God knew exactly what I needed to reach the next step in my faith: deciding to go to GCU and making the scary decision to step through that purple door. Over the past four years, my relationship with Christ has become the firm foundation I have always desperately needed and desired. Sister Clare and Kelly, Father David, and Marian showed, taught, and talked with me every step of the way. I had a safe place I knew I could always go.
The Lord revealed what a beautiful gift He intended for me to share with the world when I was a little girl drawing in mass. Because of Newman, I learned I must share the glory of God with others through my gift and passion for art, creativity, and design.
As I soon graduate, I reflect on everything the Lord has done for me; he has never let me down. I have learned that my life has a greater purpose, to do things greater than I, for his most holy and perfect will. The Holy Spirit Newman Center has been my family, community, and home; for all this, I am forever grateful.