AnnaGrace’s older sister, Michaela, did TPS way back in the days of GP4. She helped AnnaGrace learn the ropes of this amazing world. Even before becoming a TPSer, AnnaGrace would watch her sister’s History classes with Mr. Crosby, and she always found those highly intriguing. Occasionally, she would watch the math classes, but those didn’t made sense at the time. Eventually, AnnaGrace found her way though GP5 to GP6, and through two versions of Forums. TPS has been a huge blessing for her and her family. Her teachers taught her some amazing things that she will take with her to help conquer whatever life obstacles she may encounter, and they set such incredible examples of godliness. Mrs. Fred was AnnaGrace’s first and favorite English teacher. She has amazing memories of the essay partners, Redwall, eCards, and all the fun reading that she did in her class. Mr. and Mrs. Crosby (fondly known as Mr. and Mrs. C to their students) have always been and always will be the best History and Math teachers respectively. AnnaGrace loves it when they come to camp with their equally nerdy t-shirts with jokes about their favorite subject. Ms. McKeeman truly inspired her love for the miracle of God’s creation. Mr. Riesen helped make the evil Chemistry a bit more bearable. Mrs. Leake incorporated some amazing techniques to help make Latin fun and add variety to the class. Her favorite class and teacher combined was definitely Mrs. K’s Algebra 2 class. So many jokes came out of that class. She learned about 321 Penguins, the dating line, cursing (the good kind of course, right?), several TV commercials, and more along with getting to see pictures of baby Vera (who is now about six) and her new-ish little sister, Julia. Nicknames also became a big thing, and ever since then, AnnaGrace is a huge nickname person. She’s known as the Nickname Queen, and she both has a lot of nicknames and has given a lot of nicknames. Some of her main/favorite ones are AG, Granny, Ducky, Daughter, and Grapey. AnnaGrace has loved every moment of TPS, and there would be way too much to tell in this brief bio. However, she would like to say that she met two very special people during her time at TPS, and although she’s had some amazing, amazing friends, she’s afraid she can’t list them all, else it would take up all of clay. The two people who have kept her going through TPS, during a time when she really needed it, were Lydia Gilanshah and Faith Berry. Again, AnnaGrace talks too much. So to wrap up the rest of AnnaGrace’s book in one sentence: Nicknames, gummy bears, camp, people, and Jesus have been the most important things in AnnaGrace’s beautiful journey through TPS.
“To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.”
I like this quote because I feel like I have met so many of those people in my life. A lot of those kinds of people have come from TPS. People who have meant so much to me. People who have changed me in ways that I can never explain. People who are amazing and deserve so much.
“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” ~Matthew 6:25-26
He cares about us that much. He loves us that much. We Do Not Need To Worry. Period.
“Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.” ~1 Timothy 4:12
Study hard. Appreciate TPS. Obey your parents. Don’t procrastinate. Love life. Live life. Keep a good attitude. Remember the old TPS. Create the new TPS. Go to TPS Summer Camp. Eat gummy bears. Follow Jesus.
^You do all that, you will not only succeed in TPS, but you will also succeed in life! (Especially the gummy bears part ;)).