Friday, September 24, 2010

Smores and more

Calleigh had smores for the first time a couple of weeks ago and she LOVED them. We has a small campfire on Labor Day with my parents where we roasted hot dogs, made smores,took a little tour of their pumpkin patch and a "hay ride"(minus the hay cause Calleigh and I are allergic) with Andrew pulling us on the 4-wheeler! It was a fun night, here is a slide show!

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.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-11

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")

No comments: