Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Families Matter...

The past few days have been a whirlwind of emotions. The house stuff is going good. We're continuously finding more issues which is frustrating. I gues when you have a house that was built in 1865, you kind of agree to that.
Another thing that has been difficult is a death that we are dealing with. This is the obituary for a girl that we grew up with in church. She was just a month younger than I am. Her funeral is today. This makes the second death this year of a kid our age that we know. Please keep the Becker family in your prayers.
We are also facing my sister's deployment. She has been on the short-list for quite sometime now. Yesterday they told her that she will ship out on January 16, 2010 and will return February 2011. This also creates some problems as far as our wedding goes. She wants us to move the wedding so that she can be in it. I realy want her to be in it, but am worried about moving the wedding date, again. Ugh!

Hope that everything works out soon. Praying harder.

Today is my mom's birthday. Happy Birthday Mama! Love you and miss you lots!

Monday, September 28, 2009

The Night

The night is darkest just before the dawn. Through life, and working nights I have come to see this as a true statement in two ways. Through life I have come to see it as how God gets me through tough times. I know that when things seem the darkest, the good is coming through. Something that comes to mind happened two years ago. John, Aaron, Kels, and I were all working at the same camp. John quit, quite suddenly, in the middle of the camp season. I felt as though I had just lost a part of me. Then, when I felt as though the bottom was near God brought me closer to Kels, a friendship that I am eternally grateful for. Next, He also took the relationship that I had with John to a new level. We went from doing everything together to having to take the time to get to know each other on a deeper and more personal level.
On the other side of things, I have the privilege of working nights currently. I mean privilege with all sincerity. I get to see the sun set, and the sunrise everyday. Please believe me when I say that the time just before the dawn is some of the prettiest time of the day. Usually I take this time to go out to my car. I can see the stars, feel the cool breeze, and hear the silence. It is moving to know that God created that moment in time for me, knowing that I would be outside to enjoy it.

The reason that I thought of this was because it reminds me a lot of our walks with God. We walk just fine with him until we realize that we are in a dark spot. We are scared of walking through or towards darkness. But what if we all walked through darkness knowing that the dawn is going to be the most glorious of all?

Friday, September 25, 2009

This Week...

This week has been one of a different color, that's for sure! Anyone who has ever bought a house knows that it's not going to be easy. But sometimes you end up with a house that looks worse than it really is. John has been living in our new house for a while now. Seeing everything that has already been done, and everything that still needs to be done is overwhelming! We know that we need to get furniture, and a washer and dryer. Now it looks like our water heater is out :( the boys have been living without hot water for a while now. They go back and forth from K & H's house to shower and stuff. Our little dog, Tucker, has had a rough time adjusting to the new house so far. He does not like being without the other dogs.

On a much more positive note, I got my schedule for nursing school today! I'm excited and nervous. I think that this will be good. It's a bit scary, but it's good. I feel as though this is what I am really called to do, and I sure hope it works out! The three people that I hang out with the most just know what they want to do. It's so clear what they are meant to do, one is a teacher, one a music man, and one a pastor/business man. I hope that I find what I'm supposed to do.

God has really blessed me with an amazing man that I'm lucky enough to get to marry soon. I don't know that I say it enough, but I am so grateful that I have John to join on this journey through marriage, family, faith, and life.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

It's me, surprised?

Okay, so chances are if you're following me on this blog, you already know me, or at least, you should. I decided to create this blog because I was getting so tied up in everything, and working nights, it's sometimes hard to talk to everyone about what's going on. The goal of this blog is simple, keep people informed about the wedding details, record my thoughts of praise to Him, and post general happenings in my life. So here it goes...

  • My two best friends, Adam and Kels got engaged this past week! What a blessing! They are looking at a June wedding.
  • Adam and Kels asked John and I to be in their wedding! Knowing that people love you enough that they want you up there with them, now that's a cool feeling!
  • John and I set a final date and have things in motion. March 20, 2010, WEDDING TIME!
  • The weather has become beautiful and cool in the past few days, another huge blessing!
  • John is mostly moved into our new house
  • Working nights is difficult. I sometimes get frustrated because I feel like I don't have time for everyone around me
  • I start nursing school next month, please pray for me!