Friday, September 24, 2010
I have had a couple of hard weeks. Work has been busy, we are trying to do some updates around the house, and Andrew has been working a lot of athletic events. I have been praying a lot lately. I am praying for Andrew and I and our finances, I am praying for several people, but most importantly I have been praying for a baby. I have been through so many emotions with this. I have been optimistic, pessimistic, felt like a failure, felt like its' not time, leaned on God, prayed to God, and tried to remain faithful that he has a plan and sees the bigger picture for us. It's hard to go up and down, day in and day out on this emotional rollarcoaster. I know that I have to stay strong and God will do what is best when he feels it is best.
Andrew and I celebrated our 5th anniversary on the 17th of this month. We celebrated by going out to Olive Garden and to Coldstone Creamery. We skipped the gifts this year as we are trying to pay off some debt, but I could not have asked for a better night than what we had together. Even though sometimes things seem to be over whelming, Drew is always there...he is my rock. I am thankful for that. I love him, I love Calleigh, and I do love the life that we have.
I do think that there are stages in our lives, we expect them, we know things will not always be perfect.
There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under heaven:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
What does the worker gain from his toil?
I have seen the burden God has laid on men.
He has made everything beautiful in its time.
Through this, I have learned there is a time for everything. When God says it is our time, he will give us what we ask of him. So far he has made everything beautiful and I know that he will continue to make the rest of our lives beautiful too.
At church on Sunday, we sang a new song. It touched my heart and I hope it touches your heart too. No matter what happens, I will praise him. Look it up. It's worth your time. I KNOW you will like it. (Justin Rizzo, "I will Praise You")
Friday, September 17, 2010
Matthew West says it best:
"Hold you up"
Love is a blessing, Love is a vow
Love is the reason we're standing here now
The future before us, tomorrow is untold
But Love is the promise that whatever it holds
I will hold you, I will hold you upI will hold you, I will hold you up So give me your bad day, Give me your fearBring all your burdens, just lay them down here Cause I'm not gonna leave you, when your world becomes a war
I'm staying in the trenches, cause you're worth fighting for
Cause I will hold you, I will hold you up
And I will hold you, I will hold you up
And I will hold you up in victory
Watch your light outshine the stars
And when you're breaking down and weary
Just be weary in my arms There will be trials, There will be tests
As hard as I'm trying for you, I'm human at best
But baby don't worry, should you start to fall
Just cling to the one Love that's bigger than us all
He will hold you, He will hold you up
I know that He will hold you, He will hold you, He will hold you up
He will hold you, I know I know I know, He will hold you UP.
I love you Andrew,
Happy 5th Anniversary!
Friday, September 3, 2010
So I filled this out on Friday and for some reason it did not post....so here it is today! Today(as in last Friday!) I am taking part in Friday's Fave Five. Today I am going to tell you five of my favorite things about Fall. Fall is my favorite time of year. I love so many thing about fall.
1. Fall leaves
Watching the leaves change colors and watching the leaves fall from the trees is such a wonderful display of God's work. Feelings the cool air blow while I am outside with Calleigh and Drew makes me smile. I LOVE hearing the leaves crunch as you walk across them and this year I am looking forward to getting to pile up leaves and jump in them with Calleigh!
In my opinion, there is nothing better than going to a pumpkin patch and picking out your very own pumpkin. I am looking forward to taking Calleigh this year. Not only is it such a fun place, it is a great photo opportunity! Watching Calleigh paint her pumpkin is year is going to be so fun! I know that she is going to have a blast!
Does this really need an explanation? Roasting hotdogs, marshmellows, and most importantly making smores. Drinking some hot apple cider right along with it is making my mouth water already! YUMMY!!!!
There is not feeling like the one who you pull on a sweater or hoodie. The warmth that you feel is just great..........ahhh. With the weather being cool tonight, I might just slip on my hoodie and jeans and spend the evening outside with my family!
From the smell of the leaves to the smell of apple cider, it is all such a wonderful smell. I would just like to grab it all, put it is a container, and have it all the time. I love walking outside and smelling burning leaves, pumpkin pie, apple cider, marshmellows......it's just great! And carmel apples........YUMMY!!!!!
What do you LOVE about Fall?