Tuesday, September 25, 2007
So Troy and I are starting to work on a wedding powerpoint to show the best we can visually of how our lives came together over the last 28-32 years:) (32 being Troy's years.) lol. Looking through lots of old pictures wonderful memories have come up and sometimes I think I even wish just for 1 hour I could go back and spend a moment in those times again. Just to remember the joyfulness of my childhood and all the wonderful times.
But instead I will just take a moment to post this picture and share some simple childhood memories.......pink fuzzy slippers, two pigtails on either side of my head tied with fuzzy ribbons, a small toy piano to amuse myself for hours in my room, Strawberry Shortcake sheets, and my little pony dolls.
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
The other day I was reminded of the depths of God's love through the love of His creation (other humans).
It all hit me as I sang the lyrics to a popular praise song.
"You see the depths of my heart and you love me the same"
"You are amazing God"
There are times when I feel that those close to me put up with a lot. I might be grumpy one day, or I might just lie around and complain and moan other days and somedays I might be just plain out mean.
What do I really deserve? Surely not their love. And yet I get it.
And many days I am nowhere near a point of deserving God's love but He graciously bestows it upon me no matter what.
God's love is truly amazing and I am humbled by it and I am also humbled by those who love me through this same kind of love reminding me of the true source of where it comes.
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
So I realized just the other day that summer is over.
Labor Day has come and gone, I started my first day of teaching, and it is getting dark around 8pm:(
Summer has come and gone and so much has happened.
And since I posted at the beginning of the summer expressing the excitement over what God would bring in during this season of my life, I suppose I should take a minute and share.
My sister came and spent much of the summer with me, which is always nice since I don't see her much during the year.
Love you sis!
I finished my last summer of graduate classes at Penn State University and only have to finish my graduate research project within the next 3 years to complete my masters.
Lots of work but so worth it in the long run.
I learned how to play guitar hero and became an expert:) Several hours of practice until 1am can be a lot of fun.
And I became the fiancé of the most wonderful man in the whole world, bought a wedding dress, and began planning for a very special day when I will be able to wear that dress.
The beauty and warmth of summer brought much warmth and beauty to my heart this year and I am thankful for the creator of summer and the creator of me for all of the wonderful blessings He has shone down on me.