Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The way things are

This post is going to be short, sweet, and to the point. Haha! Things have been going great around here. My hubby and I had a blast hanging out with family this 4th of July and have really benefited from all of the relaxation. Now I am going to see if I can conquer cleaning the whole apartment. Let me tell you, I am about ready to do a brutal hack job and throw a whole bunch of junk away! But, I guess I had better wait until my other half gets home so I can run by him the things that I want to toss ;) we started a Bible study last week at our pastor's home; it is on 1 John. We are very excited to see what God does through it; there has already been some really good discussion the first day we went. I think B and I were the youngest couple there but it was a lot of fun and we enjoyed ourselves :) I also found out that one of the members at our church is a writer (an occupation I like to think I will partake in, full-time soon) and I was excited to know that they write for a local magazine. Hopefully I can talk to them this Sunday. I really feel like God is wanting me to trust Him more than I have lately. Read this verse in 1 Peter today, "Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you." I want to mediate on this today. So far July is off to a great start. How about you? what expectations do you have for the final month (sort of) of summer? 

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Tale as old as time :D

Well, I didn't realize its been almost a month since I have posted. Time has a way slipping by without notice, doesn't it? Things have been pretty busy around here but so far I am having a great summer!

So, this blog post is dedicated to my hero and role model; my wonderful hubby :)
(I am giving this forewarning so that you will be aware of the complete, and utter mushiness that will practically ooze from your computer screen if you proceed with your reading ;)

B and I have only been married since January, but I can tell you that I am not the same person today as the girl who walked down that aisle and said "I do". I'm a much, much better person. He has played such a huge role in my life. I don't know how I lived without him. Now to the mushy stuff ;D
 I love how he calls me every nauseating, food-related nickname in the book. I love the way he chuckles when he gives me a hard time, the way he calmly discounts my ridiculous OCD fears with a sweet smile, and how he patiently waits for me to talk about why I'm in a bad mood. I believe God gives us someone that we love so much that we continually realize we can't see an end to our affection, devotion, or our willingness to sacrifice for their well being.
God writes such amazing love stories.
The funny thing is that the more I love B, the more I love God. And the more I love God, the more I love B. Through our relationship God has revealed Himself to me in ways that I could never have experienced single. When I read about how Jesus loved me so much that He gave Himself over to death and punishment for my sake, I understand. When I read about how He wants what is best for me, I believe it; because I see the same things in B by the way he is protective of me, and how he sacrifices his pleasure for my benefit.
He's not perfect, but he is the one for me; and he is everything that I ever prayed for in a husband.
He's also my better, better, better half. Now, if you ask him he will say the opposite but I am here to set the record straight ;)
He is so selfless in the way he works and serves those around him and I have never had such a great example of forgiveness than from my husband. He would forgive you if you came up and punched him in the face. That is the type of person he is. Me? Not only would I punch back but I would probably throw in a good kick and insult to finish things; because that's the type of person I am lol.
Sometimes I freak out when I think about how he just might wake up one morning and realize how he got the short end of the stick.
Anyway, I had to brag on him because these past couple of weeks we have been really purposeful of the time we have spent together. It has been SO nice because I miss having him next to me in bed two nights a week :(
So, we started out our special times together by going to see Beauty and the Beast; the Broadway play. (I have wanted to see this onstage for FOREVER and when my wonderful hubby offered to get tickets I nearly jumped out of my seat lol)
It was a hot, beautiful day and it was so much fun being together :)

The program was kind of pricey but we decided to go ahead and get it since it was a special occasion

The theater was soo pretty. This pic really doesn't do it justice.
:D it was so much fun!

Next, I spent a week with my family whilst he worked double overtime. It was really nice to see everyone and get to relax for a while and catch up on some sleep! On the drive back this time we decided that we would split the trip up and stay overnight at a hotel so it wouldn't be so long of a drive.
I had no clue that he had already gone to the hotel and set this up :D
<3 <3 <3 he is so sweet!

I have since been trying to adjust to this time zone again lol. I swear if I ever get on a good sleeping schedule it will be a miracle. Since I am a definite city girl, he likes to take me on country drives whenever possible to show me around our beautiful town (I've always wanted to live in the country and have a ton of horses, doggies, cats, etc. but alas, my childhood dream has yet to come true...emphasis on yet ;)

We saw this big guy yesterday. B said he was probably about the weight of our car. I have never seen a bull this close before and let me tell you; they are scary! He just stared at us and stomped his hoof lol
This is one of the places where we like to take walks :)
Where we sit and read our bible and watch birds; so pretty!

There were beautiful wildflowers all along where we walked that day :)

*Sigh* with the exception of missing my family a lot, I have such a beautiful life. I still can't believe that I get to wake up to my best friend lying next to me. He's my buddy and I love hanging out with him. I don't know what plans God has for us but I know they are going to be good, He wants to give us only the best (Jer. 29:11)
"How great is the love the Father has lavished on us that we should be called children of God! and that is what we are!..." 1 John 3:1