S: Audrey Marie Walker
BC: Audrey Marie Walker Class of 2011
FC: "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson | Audrey Marie Walker
1: "All of life is a journey which paths we take, what we look back on, and what we look forward to is up to us. We determine our destination, what kind of road we will take to get there, and how happy we are when we get there."
3: "It is by chance that we met, by choice that we became friends." | "Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget."
6: Good times!
7: Good friends are the rare jewels of life... … difficult to find and impossible to replace.
8: Friends are the chocolate chips in the cookies of life. | A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.
9: Friends Forever! | Friendship is the thread that ties our hearts together.
10: Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself. - Harvey Fierstein
12: Wherever you go, go with all your heart. Confucius
14: Always remember, you have within you the strength the patience and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. - Harriet Tubman | If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. -Milton Berle
15: Try to discover the road to success and you''ll seek but never find, but blaze your own path and the road to success will trail right behind. -Robert Drault
17: Enjoy the little things for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. - Robert Brault | It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. ~e.e. cummings
18: when you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses.
19: Other things may change us, but we start and end with family. -Anthony Brandt
20: What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined...to strengthen each other...to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories. George Eliot
22: Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. Christopher Robin to Pooh
23: Advice for Audrey from those who love you most I get to put my advice at the beginning because I created this book!! So I think Angela's advice basically summed up what I was thinking, so I will say ditto to her advice and add a little more. My college years were filled with some of the best memories of my life, and I am so excited for it to be your turn to experience so many fun things. I just have to say that you are the one that determines what your experience will be. Don't let your roommates, boys, friends, teachers, etc... make the decision for you on what your experience will be. Times will be tough, you will be stressed, and wonder what you got yourself in to, but don't quit. The stress, debt, heartache, disappointments, sadness and loneliness(these won't be the only emotions you feel I promise :), is all worth it in the end because you will come out stronger, and ready to conquer anything that comes your way. Just remember who you are, and that the Lord is the only one who will be there constantly for you, and you can always turn to Him. Place all your burden upon His shoulders because He already knows everything about you. I know you can accomplish anything you set your mind to because you have a strength within you that I hope you see, and if you can't see it, I hope that you will soon discover it. I love you so much! Remember i am always here for you. -Love Kimberly I'm not big on advice but I want you to remember to always treat others with kindness. It's not what's on the outside that counts, it's what's inside. Remember your Heavenly Father in everything you do. Faith will carry you through the hard times. You are special and I love you. Someday you will be a mom and then you will realize the power of a mother's love. -Love Mom You are the only one who can make your HAPPILY EVER AFTER HAPPEN. -Love Dad Welcome change as a friend. Try to visualize new possibilities and the blessing they are bound to bring to you. Stay interested in everything! Never stop learning, never stop growing. You can do anything as long as you believe. -Love Caleb Always remember you are amazing and wonderful and worth more than gold. Pray without ceasing whenever you need help with anything. Women were born with the right to shed as many tears as they need to get out all that emotion and feel better when they are done. And make your resting face a smile. Oh and in the words of Pink, "Make the voices in your head like you instead." -Love Shannon
24: Tara's guide to surviving college and everything else (at least up until the age of 26) *You can't have everything. Where would you put it? *Learn to say the word "no." *Stay in healthy shape-get enough sleep, eat healthy, take vitamins, exercise. *Don't care what others think of you. Love yourself. *Be a leader. *Make your own choices. *Don't give up what you want most, for what you want now. *The temple is the most amazing place to be married. *Music doesn't cure everything, but it's a good place to start. *If you have a preference, voice it. If you have a question, ask it. If you want to cry, bawl. If you need help, raise your hand and jump up and down. *Don't have more than one credit card. *Do something. If it doesn't work, do something else. *Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response. *Prayer works. Heavenly Father is always there. *Do not take life too seriously, you will never get out alive. Dear Audrey- Just remember- DON"T WORRY BE HAPPY! We love you more! -Grandpa Walker Dear Audrey-This is about the same advice as from Grandpa; I just take a lot more words to say it. Remember to try to keep an "ETERNAL PERSPECTIVE." We can get ulcers worrying over things that will make little difference in the long run. Heavenly Father knows you, knows what He wants for you, and knows what He wants you to become. If you really feel you should have something your way, always sincerely pray, "If this be according to thy will." "If this would be, what is best for me," or "Thou knowest all things. Please guide me." You will pass people this year that you may not pass again. Learn something from them. Become friends with all you can. Never feel shy about speaking to someone, or making friends. Many are as new as you are and are just looking for someone to befriend them and make them feel welcome. When you are in the same boat, you understand how they feel and can make a big difference. And make a bunch of friends, quickly, the sooner, the better. I know that you are a capable, wise, faithful person. The Lord will be with you as long as you let Him. Keep smilin', even if it is only gritting your teeth. Much, much love. Grandma Walker This book of advice is not meant for you to avoid making mistakes, all experiences good and bad will make you better. You're infinitely capable of doing exactly what you want, never settle. Ever. Here's some things I think are important: *Find out what you want, then go get it. *Don't rely on anyone for anything. *Live for yourself, don't do what other people want you to do. *Make someone mad, just for fun. *Disregard everyone's advice, including mine. -Stephen Do the hardest things first...always. There are only a few things I regret doing, most were not finishing something I started. Always tell the truth. -Kraig
25: If you're ever faced with a tough decision in life, always choose the best option out of all the options; perhaps put the decision in a multiple-choice format... with options like a) b) c) and d). Maybe even add an e) in there if you need to. Also, never put bumper stickers on your car. We love you and we'll definitely miss you. -Your other brother, Dave PS. It's been fun. Have a great summer! Just stay as sweet as you are and you will go a long way in life. You will make friends easily, and when you need them. Hope college is good to you and I am sure it will be if you make the best of it. Heed the advice of your parents and family. They love you and will help you. Take care and know I love you lots and am always here for you. -Love Gram Never take offense from anyone. Just evaluate what they are trying to say, and then make your own decision. My favorite quote is : "The past is behind LEARN from it; the future is ahead PREPARE for it, the present is now so LIVE it." -Best wishes, the Stephens Family Make lots of good friends in college. You will know they are good friends if they aren't dramatic and if they make you feel good about yourself, even right after you did something stupid or silly. Don't cook meals for boys unless you get one in return--it's usually not worth it. Find a good balance between your social life and school. Don't neglect one for the other, or you will finish college with a lot of regrets. Don't stress too soon about what you want to be when you grow up. It will make school less enjoyable if you do. Things will fall into place. Mostly, just have fun! Use your college experience to find out who you are and what you like and what makes you happy. Growing up is fun, as long as you don't do it too quickly. I love you! You make sure and call your cool cousin Angela if you EVER need anything! -Angela Audrey-I just love you and being your friend. Never give up, even if times are rough. Don't let anyone push you around. Always do what you think is right even if people are pressuring you to do something else.. Call me anytime day or night. -Love Megan Phelan Audrey-you are my best friend. and I love you so very much! You were always such a great example to me and I know we will keep in touch. Love you so much. Thanks for the best four years! -Kayla Rae McDonald I know that you can do anything. You are amazing and beautiful and I love you! -Jessica Schmitt