My week has been insane and that’s why this is a day late… of course there was Christmas where I made homemade cinnabon cinnamon rolls and spent time with family and friends, there was a bit of snow, time with friends, then there were friends with babies visiting and then more friends with a child visiting and then I landed in North Carolina to spend some much needed time with my best friend!! In between all of that I spent time with my loving husband, and also have had some great Jesus time!!
This week has been extremely full but I am extra grateful for all the good quality time I’ve gotten to spend with each person in one way or another. I’ve been in a Christmas program, I’ve spent time with my sorority sisters, friends and most of all family!
I’ve cooked and made desserts and me and the hubs finished this week by going to St Louis, Missouri to see my big little brother which was absolutely amazing!! And we also got to see a fellow missionary friend and go to a Christmas service!! It’s nothing like being in the presence of family to warm the soul!
Enjoy your upcoming week and Merry Christmas!!
This week has been a roller coaster of emotions. I have felt deep sorrow and great satisfaction with a sense of accomplishment and gratefulness!
Not only did I celebrate the life of my dear brother Tegan… I also got a chance to see an old friend and apologize and cry and embrace her… I know that things still won’t be the same but I know that we have the opportunity to move forward from here…
This week I got all of my school stuff taken care of, I had dance practice like every day this week, I ate great food many times with my hubby, saw some art, got a library card which was super fun, put up our Christmas tree, and even did my first WOD (workout of the day) during a crossfit session which was pretty amazing and I can’t wait to go back!!! And I started a new devotional that is better than anything I’ve ever done, it’s definitely taking me deeper into the word!! I know this blog was suppose to be full of more pictures and less words but its been one of those kinda weeks…
I was reading my devotional the other day when I realized this passage would be a great one to meditate on for a few days… It just struck me in a certain way and I just knew I had to continue thinking on it and praying through it… and of course share it with you all…
Acts 2:25-28 says this
I saw the Lord always before me, for he is at my right hand that I may not be shaken; therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced; my flesh also will dwell in hope. For you will not abandon my soul to Hades, or let your Holy One see corruption. You have made known to me the paths of life; you will make me full of gladness with your presence.
I have been struggling to trust God. I mean to really let go and stop trying to do the things I know how to do and just let Him take care of things…and when I read this I was reminded that It’s okay to not know everything because the One who made everything is in control and I’m on His team and in due time He will reveal to me exactly what it is that I need to know. He hasn’t left me and He understands exactly what I need. I plan on memorizing this so that it goes down deep into my soul. I hope this helps restore your belief in the One who has everything under control!
I never know how to deal with the death of someone… I don’t know exactly how to grieve, I think God has given me a special grace to accept it with a hint of denial so I won’t go completely crazy with grief, sorrow, or pain. Today I found out that my brother Tegan died, and I don’t know how to deal with that. I have cried and thanked Jesus on and off all day since I found out. It may sound strange but it’s true… every time I thought of it I thanked Jesus that Tegan knew him, that Tegan loved Him, I remember the day he was baptized I was so proud!! Even though I am sad I am rejoicing because Tegan’s with our Father walking into eternity even as I type these words, and I’m pretty sure that nothing compares here on earth.
Of course I’d love for Tegan to still be here but since he can’t be I’m glad He’s with the One who created him… there were so many people who loved him, who he loved and reached into their lives and showed them the unconditional love of Jesus! He was more than just a friend he was a family member to many and I will forever cherish the memories that I have of him until we can meet again to make new ones… Please continue to pray for his family and girlfriend Janna. Thank you Tegan for being my loving, caring, tender-hearted, annoying big-little brother who filled me to over flowing with love!! I miss you already!!
This week has been full of baking, spending time with friends and family as well as unpacking. Our house is starting to feel like home again.It’s been great hanging out with friends and today we got to attend the wedding of some great friends!! I just love weddings! It was definitely the highlight of my week!!