My car breaks down in a parking lot and I’m trying to figure out how I’m going to get home. A guy that I work with – he walks out to his car to go home and sees that I’m having trouble. This guy – he’s the reason why I decided to work at this place. He comes over and takes a look at my car, tells me what the problem is and says that he will give me a ride home. (I think I might have called my dad to see if it was ok for me to ride with him – my dad was 4 hours away.) But I knew that this guy had a huge heart. He always helped people. It’s who he was…it’s who he is. October 30, 1994…we had our first date. That was 20 years ago today. We’re much older now and we have two beautiful children - a life I would never trade. He gets me - he knows how to speak to me. He speaks my language. We were married 16 years ago and our love today has evolved to so much more than just that butterfly feeling. It’s not the fairytale life…its real life and I would
And then the one who was born first, who shares my love for photography, writing, reading, and being together, turned ELEVEN! And I started thinking how fast time is going and got a huge lump in my throat. Happy Birthday Baby...you shine as bright as the sun! xoxo
Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine... Because you are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you, I give men in return for you, peoples in exchange for your life. Isaiah 43:1, 4 ESV
"When you know who loves you, you know your safe places. You know where you can rest. You know where you can go when you fail. Knowing who loves you also lets you know who you can trust with your brave ideas and who will hold you accountable to being brave but not being foolish." ~Annie F. Downs, Lets all be Brave Be somebody's safe place today.
“God’s first language is Silence. Everything else is a translation.” ~Thomas Keating White noise…I love it. I have had some type of noise playing in the background for as long as I can remember. I have to have it. After having my children, I played white noise to try and keep the outside noise out while they were sleeping. I still do it. When there is no noise…it’s just too quiet for me. Noise – it can be good and not so good. I’ve begun this new thing on the weekends. I step away from the computer screen and the noise of the world to just really connect with my family. The weekends are for connecting, for resting, for playing and for listening. This refuels me for the next week. I do connect with my family during the week too---just to note. I am a team leader with Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies and I’m online Monday – Friday…a lot. So, my “free” time during the week is spent online. While I love what