Thoughts on Being 22

Posted: January 30, 2008 in random thoughts

I am proud of my age. Getting old doesn’t bother me, what bothers me is not “growing old”. Growing (with the help of right click synonyms) can also mean rising, increasing, upward, emergent. For me it is stepping up from my current state… a change from who I was to who I am now and who I want to be. That change can be crucial because it can also mean a change that won’t get me on the rise but downhill (so strive for a positive change).

Gladly, I’ve been on the rise… there were times I’ve been stunted but I walk on… I can’t credit this just on my own… roughly 5 years ago, I made a decision to take that change… a change from my old self to a new one… that change brought about the death of the old me, that change was Jesus.

And I am more than glad to have made that decision. I am imperfect until now and whatever I do I won’t be perfect because this is not about what I can do… a song sums up what I mean, Who Am I by Casting Crowns:
Not because of who I am.

But because what of you’ve done.
Not because of what I’ve done.
But because of who you are. ”

… There were things I had done that I am not proud of but He lovingly embraced me for who I am. That is why I consider Him as my best friend. Can you imagine that?!? My Lord, Savior, Father, God made me feel that He is my best friend!

But wait there’s more!

He also blesses me abundantly with relationships that exemplifies His love. I am grateful to my family and friends for making me feel special and loved. Thank you for sharing this life with me.

At 22… I am happy with where I am now… but “growing” is inevitable… so till my next growing old days!!!

Love ,

Charisse Anne Cueto Fernandez
January 29, 1986



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