There's Someone I Want You to Meet

Friday, March 30, 2012

I've wanted to do this for awhile.
But nothing that I can say will express everything I truly mean.
I want you to meet my best friend. my love. the man of my dreams.
As each day passes I realize more and more just how much I love him.
I have been so blessed to have him in my life.
As my best friend. 
And now as my other half.
God's timing was perfect.
I want to share some of my favorite qualities about him and a few of my favorite pictures.
Behind the scenes is how he does most things. He doesn't need the credit and works harder than everyone. I admire him for this. 
He has more patience than I could ever pray for.
He loves to be silly.
He's protective & with him I feel safe. [one of favorite things]
He's gentle when it comes to my heart.
He's a giver.
[I have learned more through watching Andrew and the way he is content and gives generously than I ever thought I could. I pray that I will be more like he is in the aspect of my life]
He challenges me to be the best I can. 
He's athletic and I love doing the things we love together.
He let me stick him with an IV so I wouldn't feel as nervous on a patient.
[who would do that for me?]

He can enjoy the simple things in life and he never meets a stranger. I love how he relates to people.

He makes me feel like I am the most beautiful girl in the entire world.
His work ethic amazes me. 
He cares about the littlest of things in my life.
He loves to laugh with me.
He's flexible and can go with the flow.
[this is good for me]

One of my favorite pictures ever taken my second year at TNU. He no doubt is my other half. I couldn't ask for a better best friend.
He's my secret keeper.
He prays for me.
He can hold his tongue.
[I tell him often how much I admire him for this. I need to get better at this.]
He makes me believe I can do anything.
He loves hard.
He has integrity.
Reads all of my blog posts and encourages me to keep writing.
 He sacrifices for me and puts me in front of himself.
He is thoughtful.
He is proof that love can be what 1 Corinthians says it is.
He pursued me quietly for a long time.
[what I always prayed for in my heart but never thought would happen]

For those of you who know him, yes He is wonderful.
For those of you who haven't met him I hope this is a better snapshot of who he is.
I am head over heels for this guy.
He truly is my best friend & the love of my life.
I can't thank God enough for giving me the desires of my heart.
Thankful to walk through life with him and I cannot wait to see how God continues to unfold His plans  for us. 

"Love Trusts God always, Always looks for the best, Never looks back, But keeps going to the end."
1 Corinthians 13

Running on E

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

I don't usually feel like I have a hard time writing about where I'm at or about what's going on, but I've somewhat contemplated not even writing about this past week since I shared with you last. 
Jumping back from spring break into school I had no idea what this week would be.
I can't even get into the details but this week for me has been a trying time.
Events happened that were unexpected.
I feel as though every part of who I am, physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually have reached E. 
"The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with his love. He will rejoice over you with singing." Zephaniah 3:17
I have watched people in my life that I'm close to hurting so bad. I have grieved with my classmates over a death of one of our own classmates. I have struggled in my own mind with certain things in life that just don't make sense and never will. I have found myself truly seeing what I'm made of when I have been pushed. Every part of who I am this week has felt like it's screaming 
"I can't do this anymore."

In saying all of this, it is raw, it's howI feel, but in taking a step back, I really have nothing to complain about and that is not at all what this blog is intended for.
Although I have felt like I have none, the Lord has shown up all around me this week to remind me that with Him I can do anything. 
I have found myself crying out to the Lord from the very depths of who I am about things that bother me. 
My heart has been broken and I have found myself remembering what I've been called to.
To Love people. 
To be real.
My prayers this week have been desperate. 
Why am I not desperate everyday for the Lord?
He's given me everything I've needed.
Grace. Support from those that love me. Encouragement. Peace. Rest. 
The verse that I have claimed this week as my own
"The Lord will fight for you; You need only to be still."
Exodus 14:14
That's exactly what He's done for me this week.

I'm not sure all these thoughts even make sense, but this week the Lords been near to me. 

Thankful for a God who loves me and fights for me.

Spring Break - The Second Half

Monday, March 12, 2012

Spring break came and went so fast but it was a much needed week off. 
My previous post was about my adventure home and here is the second part of my spring break.
A spontaneous trip to Gatlinburg for the day with the love of my life.
Partly a celebration for our one year. [march 4th] I'm one lucky girl.
Our day went a little something like this. 
A car ride to the smokey mountains, with the help of Pandora we were there in no time! 
A party of 2 got us in front of 20 other people & we started the day off with a wonderful breakfast.

A trip to the aquarium.

Just some fun pictures we took. 

Meet Frank. He made us laugh.

My best friend, love, and the man of my dreams :) 

Just being silly 

We visited multiple candy and fudge shops 

Got a few taffy flavors to try, Andrew got a candy apple, and we enjoyed the sweets! 

Enjoyed this delicious cinnamon-sugar cake donut from a local donut shop we heard about. 

We took a ride on the sky lift. 
Enjoyed the beautiful sunshine, the cool breeze, and the atmosphere of downtown.

Loved the view of the mountains.

Enjoyed the scenery, the conversations, laughs, and a day away from everything.
I loved this day and it was a perfect end to my spring break! 

Home Sweet Home

Sunday, March 4, 2012

After one of the busiest weeks of my life this year, it's time for a break.
A few days to relax, not do as much homework as usual, and to spend time gearing up to finish out the last 8 weeks of school strong.
I'm thankful for this time away and this break came at the perfect time. 
So here it is.
A little taste of home.
There's nothing else like it.
so beautiful

My absolute favorite. 
you know you're close when you see these

finally. at. the. beach.
After an awesome church service this morning, I had lunch with my parents, made it home and grabbed my stuff, called my best friend and went out for a trip on the beach. Although it's too cold to lay out, the breeze felt wonderful, the smell of salt in the air near the ocean is something I have missed, and the fresh air truly felt so refreshing today.
I needed this.

Spent some much needed time with my Bestie.

Thankful for some time to catch my breath.

"Come to me all who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you res

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