Tuesday, June 30, 2009

I hate waiting but I love watermelon!

Waiting.... It is no fun at all. I always feel as if once I am finished waiting on something that will be it, no more waiting. But that is not true. Life is full of waiting, and patience, and trusting, and....

I have a job and I am so grateful that the Lord provided something. We need the money and it is a blessing. It is difficult though. It is not where I want to be but for right now it is where God has me. I don't understand it and right now, try as I may, I can't see why. God is faithful but often in my human mind He just does not make sense. I have to remind myself that His ways are not our ways.

A blog that I read resolved2worship.xanga.com/ really encouraged me. She said in her post -

“...just because the path is bumpy doesn't mean that you are on the wrong road.”

That was good for me to read. Right now, when it comes to work, I often feel like I am on the wrong road, like I made a bad decision along the way somewhere but that is not always true.

Last night our pastor was talking about difficult times and God's Goodness. He said that God never has us walk through something “just because”. He always has a purpose, something for us, to teach us or maybe to bring glory to Himself. It is never “Just because” though.

I was talking to a friend and I told her that I feel like I am being punished. She reminded me that discipline is different then punishment. I am being shaped, molded and formed more into the image of Christ.

Are you getting the point? I know that I am! Sometimes it seems like God has to scream things to me before I get it. Is it still hard? YES! Do I still feel like I want to throw my hands up and quit? YES! But the thing is that even though the road is bumpy I am not in the wrong place. Even though it is hard, God does not have me here “just because”. Even though it may feel like punishment, that doesn't mean it is.

God is teaching me, molding me, and it hurts but I know it will be worth it.

Enough about just me....

Married life is, how can I say this, AMAZING! Seriously! I am loving it! Today marks one month since we have been married!!!! I can hardly believe that! Time has gone by SO quickly.
Britt is doing well... He is still looking for a job. The lead that he thought he had looks like it fell through. It was a bit of a disappointment for both of us but we know that God has a place for Him.

We were talking last night about our first month of marriage. Looking at how it has gone, what had been good and if there is anything we need to change/work on. We both agreed that the only obstacle we have really faced is job situations and with that comes financial worries. We both also agreed that God is just wanting to teach us to Trust Him more. It is hard sometimes but I know that He is our provider and that He has always provided. Why wouldn't he now?

I am so grateful for Britt and the ways that he directs me to the Lord. Just like that talk last night, it was so good. I am blessed beyond what I deserve!

I guess other news is that we joined River Church here in Norman. We are so excited about that and really believe that we are where God wants us to be! Tonight is our Community Group. I think that we are really going to enjoy this aspect of the church. The couple that leads our group are as sweet as they can be!

Other than that we are just adjusting to this new life. Seriously, that is what is feels like, a new life. The apartment is decorated and looking good! I need to post some pictures of it, I am just waiting to get a few more things up before I do that. Hopefully it will be soon. (haha – we will see)

Well, this has been a long post so I better stop here. If you are still reading I am impressed. Happy Tuesday to you all! I get a short week at work for the holiday (Friday off) and if you work I hope you do too!

4th of July people! *Yeah for Watermelon*

Friday, June 12, 2009

Update on Married Life:

Ok - So here is the deal. I really wanted to start this update with some of my favorite wedding pictures but I can not get anything to upload right now. It is so retarded. So, for those of you hoping that is what this update was going to be I am sorry, you may want to stop reading at this point. For those of you who would like to see wedding pictures but who would also like to know how things are going in our life (because it is OUR life now :D) keep reading....

As you all know our wedding was two weeks ago tomorrow, May 30. I was so pleased with how everything went at the wedding. I don't think there is one single thing that I would change. Not one. When I say that some people say "Even the kiss?" All I can say is that I think it was perfect for us. I am not one who likes a lot of "PDA" (Public display of affection) and I think that it was just really sweet. For those of you who were hoping to see us make-out on the stage,
1) Weirdo!
2) To bad so sad. ;)

Ok - by to what I was saying... I don't think there is one single thing that I would change. I was so happy with it all and I feel like the Lord was truly honored in the ceremony as well as our families and that was the goal that I had. I also feel like the gospel message was beautifully portrayed which is something that was important to Britt and I. I am so thankful to the Lord for the awesome dads that he has given us. What and honor to have them a part of the ceremony the way that they were. We are truly blessed.

After all the wedding festivities Britt and I decided that we would not leave for our Honeymoon until Monday. I am so glad that we made that decision. It was fun to be in our apartment Sunday afternoon-evening and to open all of the gifts that we got at the wedding.

Monday morning we headed out for San Antonio, Texas and we had a blast! We both feel like we picked the perfect place (for us) to go. We could do as much as we wanted or keep it as low key as we wanted. It was perfect. Some of the highlights of our trip were: The River Walk (of course), the great Mexican Food, Schilterbahn (Worlds largest water park), the Alamo, the River Center Mall and the Outlet Malls.

Now we are home, we have been for almost a week now. It does not seem like a whole week at all. We hit the ground running for sure when we got back. We went to my brother Jonathan's graduation party the night we got home, had church the next day and then on Monday I had a job interview. I had interviewed at this place before for a different position that they filled but apparently they knew this position was opening up and thought it would be a good fit for me. So, I went in on Monday morning and they hired me right there on the spot. I started work Tuesday morning and now here I am. It truly was a blessing for sure! Perfect timing. God had it all worked out! If you want to know more about my job give me a call or something... I think that it will be good, a challenge for me in some ways but good at the same time.

Now, today is Friday and the weekend in almost here! I look forward to the weekends, I always have, but I think I do even more now because I know I get to spend them with Britt! :) A couple friends are coming over for Dinner tomorrow night which should be really fun. It will be a good weekend all together and I am really looking forward to it.

I hope all it well with all of you and that you have a great weekend as well. I promise to post pictures as soon as I can so just hold your horses! ;)