Sunday, May 29, 2011

Married Life and Prayers

Ahhhhhhhhhh....Married Life!  I have to admit, I'm still having a bit of trouble remembering my new last name, and that Todd is now my husband instead of my boyfriend.  But all in all, it's good.

The second morning of married life was a bit rough....Todd woke up and screamed about me not knowing my "wifely duties" such as "where the heck is my breakfast!"  But like the dutiful wife, I immediately got up and began cooking him a gourmet breakfast of bacon, eggs, Belgium waffles and toast.....NOT!  Ok, I actually slapped him around a bit, and he cooked finally!  I ate breakfast in bed, with fresh wildflowers while he fanned me with olive leafs.  And the husband training has begun (my mom in law would be so proud)!

On to our next issue, lack of funds....what to do, what to do???  After much discussion and deliberation, we researched area's where Todd could begin working and decided on Missouri.  Joplin, MO to be exact, where they have experienced the worst tornado since the 50's with 139 people dead at last count and no license required to be an electrician.  They are also number 8 on the list of highest paying jobs for electricians.  And the packing of the 19 foot condo began, we leave June 2nd after Lucky is seen at the vet for her vaccinations.

I then began to deliberate on my new journey.  What would I do?  Sure, school is increasingly challenging, and will keep me busy.  My wedding scrapbook is calling to me to be worked on....but what would I do for God?  I feel a pull on me to help people, to be a voice for him to people who don't know him, although I barely know him myself.  And then I went to church this morning and heard a young lady speak about graduating from pastoral school and getting a job that she was just sure she should quit because she didn't know how to do it.  Her message, like David defeated Goliath knowing only that God would give him the ability to do it, she would do this job because God would give her the knowledge and tools to do it.  Wow!  What an incredible belief in God!  What trust!  What guts!

I can do this, with God directing me!  I trust that he will put us on the paths that will lead us in the direction he wants us to go, that he will give us the tools we need, clothe us in his armor of love, and we will defeat the giants in our way, for they are nothing in his presence!  God is good, all the time!

Pray for our safe journey from Michigan to Missouri, for Todd to find work that sustains and satisfies his desire to do what he loves.  Pray for our family and friends who we leave behind us, we want them safe and well while we are away.  Pray for me to be a good vessel for God, to do his works and be successful in my studies.  Pray for each other and know we will pray for you as well!  :-)

Friday, May 20, 2011


Got up bright and early this morning and headed to the hall to set it up for the reception.  4 hours later and 1 smashed toe and it looks beautiful!  Back to the house I go to pack and shower and get ready for tomorrow.

Now it's 1:15....grab a bite to eat and decided to make the tuna salad (I know I'm not supposed to do anything for the wedding, but I just knew I would need something to do to keep me busy).  Todd leaves at 2:00 to go get the kids while I am still making the tuna salad (which turned out delic!). what?  Well, may as well cube the cheese!  2:50.....FACEBOOK!  2:55.....Now what?  Why is the day moving so slowely now???  3:00 ok, maybe I will run into town and get the booze....darn, Todds got the car, I don't wanna drive the truck.  3:10  COMPANY!!!!!

3:30  Company what??  Ok, time to pack...clothes for tomorrow, make up.....3:45  Now what???  Read over the lists for people in key rolls at the wedding.....3:50  FACEBOOK!  3:52...where is everyone?  Check the bags, yep, got everything....3:53.....NOW WHAT???

So....maybe I am a little anxious.....nerved up.....shaking like a leaf...........but I'm no bridezilla at least!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Fare thee well, Single Life

So, here I am in the final 36 hours of my single life.  Single life hasn't been bad to me, I was able to gain a lot financially and socially while I partied my bottom off!  No one to answer to, no one to tell me, "you can't do that" or "where are you going and when will you be back?".  Yes, I have had some good times!  But, the single life, while fun, get's old.

40 years old to be exact.  40 years to realize that you don't HAVE to tell the one you love where you're going, but if you love and respect him,  you do because you don't want him to worry.  He will not yell and scream that you are going out with the girls, but be glad that you have good friends to talk to and do stuff with, fully knowing that he can trust you to make the right decisions without him standing over your shoulder.

40 years to realize that I'm not the only one that I can count on.  I can count on my mom, dad, my children and my friends.  I don't have to face life alone anymore, I have a plethora of friends and family who love and support me in all that I do (whether they agree with me or not!).  What a weight off my shoulders.

40 years to realize that I have a glorious Lord and Savior who has a plan for me that may stretch me and mold me into someone I never dreamed I would be.  He has taken me from the single, lonely, lost life, and given me love, hope and dreams.  My God is an awesome God indeed!

40 years to find the man of my dreams.  My knight in shining armor, my hero, my love, my partner, my friend.  He treats me like a Queen, and he is my King.  If all I ever have in life is the happiness in my heart that I feel now for him, then I shall die a happy woman.  I love you Todd, even during my mood swings....

So, goodbye Single Life, I had a great time, but we were not meant to be.  Don't cry for me, you will go on with another, and teach them to be strong as they walk their path.  Thanks for the dance....