Sunday, May 31, 2009

How marvelous

So, I guess you could say that my life has been a bit busy here lately! I started my job, and I absolutely love it! Several people have asked what exactly it is that I do....well let me just tell you. Once I get through training and have my own clients (which will be in July) I'll be working with families in Jefferson & Shelby County who are involved with DHR and are at risk of either having their children removed from the home or already have their children removed. What I will be doing is going in and working with the families, teaching them parenting skills, discipline techniques, communication skills, etc. in order to reunify or preserve the family. I know that God is going to open so many doors for me to share His love with people, as many of the families I've already met have been drug addicts, ex-prostitues, abused and neglected spouses....and I've only been there 2 weeks! God placed this desire in my heart years ago, and now I'm finally able to serve Him in this way. I can't wait to dive in more!
On the flip side of things, the wedding is getting closer by the minute and I can't wait! It's becoming more of a reality now more than ever before that I am about to be a WIFE!!! Michael is amazing, I don't give him credit enough for how wonderful he case you didn't know that. I love him, and I am soooo thankful that the Lord brought us together to be each others mates throughout our lives. So, the wedding is now only 6 days away! My Bridesmaid luncheon and Bachelorette party was today. That was fun. Eedie Hyde did my luncheon this morning, and then my bach party consisted of eating at SUMO's and cosmic bowling! whoo hoo!!! Now I'm with Doerun at her house, soo tired but I wanted to blog! This is the first time I've even been able to get online in several weeks, so I'm taking advantage of it!
So yeah, back to the whole thing about how I'm about to be married to my prince charming. I have so many things bouncing around in my head of what it's going to be like. You see and hear of so many people saying that the 1st year of marriage is the hardest, then others say that it's no big deal. I wonder how we'll adjust? I know we're both to that point of readiness, after the 17+ month engagement, we're pulling our hair out bc we're so ready! My prayer is that I will be that Proverbs 31 woman for him, and that he will be my spiritual guide, the one I learn from and follow (behind the Lord). I try to imagine what Saturday is going to be like. I mean, I know the vows we are going to say, but how emotional will I be when I am actually making that COVENANT with him and the Lord? How bad is my mom and dad going to cry? What's it going to be like 2 or 3 months, years, decades down the road? Where will Michael and I be living? working? kids? I'm a planner, it drives me crazy to not know what's ahead. If you'll recall, just about a month ago, I said that I had no clue where I would be living or working (if anywhere) during the month of May....and now I sit back and see God's blessings upon it all!!!
I'm truely amazed. I wonder if my life could be any better.....yet I give all the praise, honor, and glory to my Father. HE has given grace and mercy...if it were't for those things, I wouldn't be able to stand.
It boils down to this....I will be "leaving my father and mother" and will be "united" to Michael...we will "become one flesh." It's what I've waited for my entire life, dreamt about, hoped for. How exciting, how marvelous, how beautiful God's plans are in our lives. He keeps his promises. My life verse has always been "Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart".....He has certainly done exactly that as I have struggled to keep my desire in Him each day....what a battle, but what wonderful rewards! =)

Good night....I hope to see you ALL Saturday at 6:30!! =)

Friday, May 22, 2009

Free Ruby Tuesday!!

Hey there! Click HERE if you would like to have a free meal from Ruby Tuesday!!! It's buy one get one, but still!!! =)

Sunday, May 17, 2009

brief update!

So I know I haven't updated in close to a month...does that begin to tell you how busy my life has been?? Well, part of the reasoning too is that I've been at my parents, and they haven't quite entered the 21st century.....they still have DIAL UP!!
So I had just a brief moment and thought I'd update everybody on my life! First of all...there are only 20 days until Michael and I get married! I'm getting more and more excited everyday! I never knew all the small details that have to go into these last few weeks, and it's crazy! I've been trying to move all my stuff to his house the past few days and that's been fun!!
I got a job!! I actually start in the morning, which adds just a tad bit of stress to mine and my mom's lives! If planning a normal wedding isn't enough stress....having it at your parents house is absolute total craziness! They have been working themselves to death getting that place look BEAUTIFUL!!!
Ok, back to my's at Gateway in Birmingham. I will be working with the FOCUS program....amazing! Check out their website by clicking here! Michael and I are both so excited, because the Lord has blessed me with this amazing job right after graduation, and this is exactly what I wanted to do....exactly what the past 4 years were for!!!

I'm off to bed now, gotta get a good night's rest!!!
Maybe I'll post again soon! =)