I prayed for two things… to be in the moment and to be completely present. I hoped to be within Jesus’ plan for my life and Aid the Silent. I thought of my deaf friends on stage and of all the little girls watching.
On final night, I felt overwhelmed in joy and peace. All of my nerves and insecurities vanished. As I was called into top 15, top 10 and then top 5, I was truly present because I had no idea my name was being called until observing my friends’ reactions around me. In my silent bubble on stage, He met me and we were able to share many moments together in free-flowing conversation.
My little God kiss was that the theme of Miss Texas was “Today, I choose Joy.” Coming home, I choose Joy and more Joy because awaiting me is the fullest life. Immediately I have been whisked away to be a part of things bigger than myself to advocate for overlooked people and the deaf community. A week from now, having the opportunity to jump back into traveling for the movement of ATS.
I am so grateful to the @missamerica organization and to my fellow contestants who are truly changing their communities. I walked away as 4th runner up, the Quality of Life recipient and Community Service award.
My heart is full and ready to rush back into the rescue operation. A beautiful season is coming for me!
Your support means the world to me! I love you so dearly!