As I think about the year coming to an end I can't help but look back at the past year and think about how crazy life is. A year ago I had no idea what was ahead of me (and honestly, I still don't) but "wow" at how I threw myself into everything God had for me trusting Him 100%. I know there are some people who hear/read something like that, especially on social media, and think "ugh, here we go again. Another humble-brag" but dang at how God is so cool!! From Miss Miami to Miss Florida with all the work life and Feed Miami love and family and friends and a relationship in the mix!, not to mention all the surprises life throws our way.. this year has yet again been a beautiful show of God's guidance, mercy, patience with me as I freak out over the unknown, the blessings He throws out that I don't deserve but I was gifted because I trusted Him, and all the love He can give that COMPLETELY changed my life. Just wow! Also, how!??
God is good and worth trusting. I'm happy with this year and my life not because I was Miss Miami but because I got to know my creater a little (a lot) better. The crown on my head isn't who I am. It's not my identity. As my incredible friend Miss Florida 2016 MK (@marykatherinef) once told me in the first few minutes that I ever met her two years ago, she said, "The crown is a beautiful trophy that we just so happen to wear on our head." I never forgot that sentence. It humbled me many many times as I was Miss FIU last year Miss Miami this year.
All in all I just hope that with this reflection some people get to see the real reason why us "pageant girls" do this. For the love of Christ and the love of people. It's always been about that. And for me it always will be.
So Merry Christmas everybody 😊❤
God bless ❤❤❤