What if all the plans and dreams were leading up to this? What if all the uncertainties were a set up? And what if the answer is better than anything I could ever imagine? And what if it isn’t?
The whole thing makes me stand in awe really. Not of my husband, although he is awesome. But of the way life’s timing, God’s plans, they never quite look the way we want them too. From the outside, I would never have looked at this season of our lives and said, you know, this would be a great time for you to pursue your degree. From all practical standpoints, it wasn’t.
My heart's desire is to cultivate an atmosphere of peace and joy in our home. A welcoming place where we can all explore life together and have fun. One where we learn and grow together. I know it takes work to create a space with that atmosphere, but today I stumbled on it by simply being available and saying yes to the things that presented themselves throughout our day.
The reason, I think, people always tell you to keep dating after your marriage is fear of growing distant and cold to the person you share your life with. But I don't think it is dating that protects you from that
If you haven't read the first half of this story, you should check it out Here My poor husband was fighting a severe cold on top of some chronic sickness, so I ditched the kids with the grandparents at a park and ran to Walmart for some tea and vitamin C for my hubs. And … Continue reading When God sets you up…Pt. 2
So I want to take a trip back in time a few months and share with everyone an incredible thing that happened. As you may know, Aaron spent two weeks working on a film in San Antonio. We went up for a quick overnight trip his first weekend there, because I was not about to … Continue reading When God sets you up
Slow. Slow down. No really, slower. It's like this refrain that plays in my head daily. I'm nearly 3 months post-op, and I'm still hearing the same words from the Lord. SLOW DOWN! At first it was pretty simple to move slowly. I literally could not move fast. But as I've recovered, gotten stronger, been … Continue reading Practicing the art of slow
Trusting the Lord has been an area of my life where I am covered in stretch marks. Places where I didn't want to grow, but the Lord has had some work He needed to do, either through me or in me. Trusting Him financially has always been a challenge. Not because He has ever failed … Continue reading When the paycheck doesn’t pay
Let me set the scene. Reading lesson. Now teaching my kids to read has been my favorite thing so far with the two who are already readers. In our house, we don't start any formal education until a child is showing reading readiness. Before that it is simply learn through play. Once they show they … Continue reading I just wanted to scream
A few weeks back my mother-in-law sent me a gorgeous bouquet of flowers. I'm pretty sure it was only the second time someone had sent me flowers. The first was definitely when my husband and I had first started dating. He lived in Missouri and I was in Minnesota and he sent a cute little … Continue reading Sometimes the most beautiful things are never seen