A friend gave me this cross as an encouragement to keep my faith in the One that is the Great Comforter. I have traveled down a long road of physical and emotional trials over the past 3 and a half years. As a senior in college this year, my college years have been drastically different than I imagined or planned for myself. Going from a college soccer and softball player, to being in a wheelchair all the time after several misdiagnoses, I have been challenged on all levels- spiritually, emotionally, and physically. Through all of the trials, I have seen God’s grace and faithfulness though. This cross came to me in a pit of darkness, but the meaning of the cross and the mustard seed gave me a glimpse into the greatness of my God and His perfect timing. I’m leaning on Him and His perfect plan for my life as I learn that the Lord’s plan for my life is so much greater than I could ever imagine.