listening to sad songs when you're sad is just plain dumb.

It's that time of year again.  Spring is bursting with promise of a beautiful tomorrow, babies are coming, brides are planning, and soon-to-be graduates are eagerly anticipating tomorrow.

I should be thrilled, filled with joy, exuberant, but instead I am just so sad.  I don't think I have ever been so sad for the end of the year to come.  I mean don't get me wrong, I am so excited for all my friends to be finishing and moving and growing up and so on, but I am honestly heartbroken that so many friends are leaving.  This has never been so hard for me but this year I am just so sad.  One of the hard parts of living in a college town, working at a college, being super involved with college students, is this inevitable end that must come. It is weird, because I have had friends leave before, and I left so many of my friends at home to come here, but this year I just can't seem to shake this sadness that so many will be moving on from here. So many friends so dear to my heart, leaving.  My sweet, baby sister, leaving.

And like I said, don't get me wrong, I am thrilled for the exciting times to come for them, for the new, for the potential, for the opportunity to be used by God is a new place, to start new chapters, to invest in new people, but so much of me is just so so sad.

I am sitting here, crying my sad little eyes out, listening to my go-to sad song, wishing time would just stop so I could take in this last month and a half with full embrace, re-live all the memories, and just go back and do it all again.

Here's a photo reel of some of the people I'm going to miss...


  1. hannah...

    you're a great person. and you're a great friend.

    when you first meet someone, you don't really think about the type of impact that person will have on you, and you don't think about the kind of relationship that will develop out of that. but i'm really glad i met you a long long time ago at CIY when i was still in high school. you've been one of the best sources of encouragement and friendship for both Candice and I and you've always challenged me to stretch myself so I can be used by God in new and exciting ways, and for that, i'm very grateful.

    keep caring and keep loving others, it's what makes you such a great friend!

    and remember, the schneids are always just a phone call or skype sesh away!


  2. You are so caring and beautiful, inside and out! I'm going to miss you dearly! Love you!