The Life Not My Own

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Loving a Person

Sara Groves has a song that says the following: “Lovin’ a person just the way they are…it’s no small thing.” Those words have never rang out more true to me than now.

Don’t you ever wish you could just shake a person and say “wake up”, and that they would? The mistakes people make affect so many other people. It hurts when the mistakes of someone you love affect you. Especially when you’re a thousand miles away from them and can’t do anything. It is the most helpless feeling in the world. Worse than making the mistake yourself.

I know this probably makes no sense to whoever is reading this, but someday perhaps it will. Someday perhaps I’ll explain fully. But there will be at least one person who knows what I’m talking about and, to that person, I pray that you’ll hear my heart bleeding for you. Aching to just talk to you. Because I love you.

Friday, June 4, 2010

An Adventure

So, we're finally married!  Had a wonderful wedding (bright sun but a bit windy), an amazing honeymoon on Prince Edward Island, and a long drive to Arkansas from Arizona. :) But more on that later.

We finally got home on Wednesday evening.  As we drove over the hills from Little Rock, I thought about how different Arkansas and Arizona are.  I just came from the driest place ever, to a place where it is so muggy it looks like smoke is covering everything.  I'll admit, there was a little pit of fear in the bottom of my stomach.  What on earth was I doing?  I was leaving everything I had family, my home, everything, to live in the hills of Arkansas.

And yet, I felt peace as well.  I know without a doubt that God has called me here.  I will be happy no where but where He has called me.    And what an adventure He has brought me on.  I think of the famous line from Peter Pan..."to live would be an awfully big adventure".  And is this not life?  Growing up, getting married, starting a new family, and moving?  Yes, I am a little scared...but an adventure wouldn't be an adventure without fear.  Without fear courage can not exist, and without fear, God cannot show His might and His power.  I'm ready.   

Anyway, I thought you might like to see some pictures of our new home.  I warn you in advance, the house is a mess right now.  Yesterday while Andy was at work I spent the whole day dragging boxes in the house, unpacking, buying groceries, putting them away, and a billion other things...and I am far from done.  But, hey, this is real life right?  And all part of the adventure. :)

Anyway, the pictures took forever to load, so I only have time for two right now!

The kitchen...please excuse all the stuff used from packing! lol!  The rug is one I bought back in Flagstaff.

The outside of the house.  Andy made the rods to hang plants on out of iron!  And he bought be those pretty pink petunias for me yesterday too!

Anyway, that's all for now.  More later!