Monday, April 30, 2012

100th post!!

A little about me... 

Daddy, Mummy, and Me. 
I was born in 1995, into the best family in the world. My dad had been ordained as a pastor about a year before I was born. I've been a pastor's kid all my life. We lived in Halltown Missouri. I was the chubbiest out of any of us kids. lol. I dunno if that's something to boast about...


Mum says I've always loved smiling and when I was tiny I had the funniest laugh on the planet. My giggles have alwas been contagious. ^_^ 

Five years old.
I accepted Jesus into my life when I was just four years old. My Grandpa Burks had just died from lung cancer and I was very aware and worried about death and Satan and Hell. I prayed for Jesus to come into my heart and wash me clean so that I could go to heaven someday. I was/am so proud to be a Christian. 

Jonnah and Me. About 4 and 5.
When I was about nine, I was worried about my salvation. Like, maybe I was too young to really understand when I was so little. Was it genuine? So, I prayed again, and re-comminted my life to Jesus. Asked him, again, to give me a clean heart. :) I know beyond any shadow of a doubt that I am saved and will live eternally with Jesus. God is so good. <3 

another of us. ^_^ this is one of my faves.
I never really could decide if I was a tomboy, or if I wanted to be a glam girl. :D One day, I'd be the highest tree climber, looking for worms in the dirt, digging for burried treasure, or whooping around the yard escaping from savage Indians. The next, I'd be dressing up like a billionare actress, piling on as much jewelry as I could, Playing dress up, dressing dolls, and riding imaginary horses sidesaddle.

6 years old. Always luvin' the bling. xD 
I have loved music ever since I was a baby. All of my older siblings have played a stringed instrument and at least a little piano. I started learning violin when I was 7 years old. I joined our homeschool orchestra and have loved it every bit since then. I always advanced to the next class as quickly as possible and always been more than ready for the next challenge.

seven years old. That was my favorite hat in the world. I even tried sleeping in it once. O.o
 I took piano lessons from my oldest brother for a while, then, my oldest sister. I haven't had piano lessons in several years but I still play to keep my little bit of skills up. I am in the highest class in orchestra, (which, by the way, is now a pretty big orginization) and love the way the music is often challenging. 

Ten years old
 I want to take voice lessons someday. I wanna sing beautifully. I think I sing ok right now. But I'd like to be better. I would love to be an actress. :D I think it'd be just tooooo fun. I have a billion goals and hopes for my life. I'm a pretty impatient person, but I'm trying to be content with *right now* and trust that God has the perfect plan for me. 

15 years old. Me and Lucy. Miss that puppy dawg. xoxo
we've moved 4 or five times since I was born. My parents hope, someday, to be able to build their own home here on our mountain. Right now, we live in a mobile home. It's bigger than normal mobile homes, but still a little cramped. I don't mind. I'll most likey never have my own room....that would have killed me when I was 10, but I don't mind anymore. :) I think I'd be lonely. as odd as that may sound. 

16 years old
I've never ridden in an airplane. I've never seen the Ocean. I've never climbed a palm tree. I've never seen a coral reef. I've never been rich. I've never walked along a beach at sunset hand-in-hand with that perfect guy. But that's ok. Those adventures are for another day!

current!! ^_^ 
I'm terribly excited about whan the Lord has in store for the rest of my life! I'm having a little trouble not being in a hurry to get on with life. But I've got a great one right now. Right here. I just have to wait. I'm living life to the fullest. loving my family, my friends, and learning to trust God more each day. 
<3 <3 <3 <3 

luvz!! xoxo
~RachelJoyBurks

10 comments:

  1. the second one of you and jonni makes me go "AWWWWEEE!!!" its so figgin' adorable.
    i love this post!! <3 <3 you'z awesome <3 <3

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    1. hehe. Me too. I wuv it. :)
      thanks!! You'z pretty awesome urself. ^_^
      <3 <3 <3

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  2. I love you!! You should have added to this post that you're uber responsible and trustworthy, that you're a fantastic cook and that you have an endless supply of witty comments that keeps the people around you laughing....but that would have been bragging. ;)

    You totally do have a contagious laugh, too. :D
    <3 <3

    And I LOVE the last pic of you! It's so smiley and joyful!

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    1. aww! Thanks, sis!! ^_^
      love you too!! <3 <3

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  3. I like this post! Congratulations on your 100th one! It's a pretty nice milestone =)

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  4. My beautiful, Godly girl!! I <3 <3 <3 you! Joanna is right....you keep us all laughing in such a wonderful way! Let that joyful spirit from the Lord be your strength always!!

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  5. My favorite blog by you yet!!! I think the bl/wh pic is EXCELLENTE! (Said with a Spanish accent.)
    Always love looking in on your blog. :D <3

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