Wednesday, October 7, 2009

A little vacation.....

Well, after a little vacation that I forgot to tell you about I am back. When I left, I was headed to my Walk to Emmaus. It was one of the greatest things that I have ever experienced! My relationship with God has grown tremendously and I have finally forgiven someone for something that happened 15 years ago. For those of you who do not know, my uncle was brutally murdered. I do not want to go into all of the details right now(maybe another time) but I was scared and full of hatred for the people who did this. But I learned that God does not want me to be mad or hold grudges. He does not want me to let these people steal my joy. He wants to have a closer relationship with me. And I finally let my guard down and gave it all to him and I am not going to pick it back up. My life has changed so much from just this one thing. I am happier with my relationship with the Lord. I met a girl who was going through the same thing as me and now we have become friends through our experiences. I am working on reading my bible a lot more, trying to remember my daily devotions, but I am not perfect. I have let too many other things come before the Lord in my everyday life and I have learned that He has to come first. He is what my life is not and should be revolving around. My life previously has been revolving around my husband, my daughter, my husband's job, my husband's students, my job, my church, and everything else. But when I make time for God first, my life is still all there but so much better than it was before.

I have learned that God is and should be my number one priority. Andrew and Calleigh are second, my extended family is third, and so on. It should be like that and now it is like that. I am happy with this. I know that without God I would be nothing. With him, I am everything that he wants me to be. I am a wife, mommy, daughter, friend, pet owner, administrative assistant, church member, and so many more things. I know that there are times that I am gonna mess up, but I also know that no matter what I do, God forgives and his hand is reaching out for me. I am filled with a joy that I can not explain, and it is so GREAT!!!!

I have been very busy with work and such. We have been getting ready for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Lauren's wedding(which I am now the Wedding Coordinator!!!), a family vacation in March, and my Brother-in-laws wedding in July! So much to do, but so much time for our family! Andrew is almost done with soccer this season and Calleigh and I are very excited to have him home with us for a while! Family nights are so fun and I am so blessed to have the wonderful family that I have! I will do my best to be better at blogging and adding pictures! I am sorry for the lack of post and pictures, I will be better, I promise!

Happy Fall everyone!

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