Monday, June 14, 2010

hurry up and slow down...

It's funny: sometimes life can't move fast enough...but sometimes I just wish life would slow down. It's like I'm always waiting for something to happen. You know how it goes, you can't wait to [fill in the blank, i.e., go to college, get married, etc.] but when that waiting is over you just start waiting for something else! But lately, I just wish things would slow down. I get tired of being tired. The weekend that Chris and I spent at the beach was just what I and relaxation! I've been learning a lot lately. One of the big lessons is that I need to be content with where God has put me and make the most of it. God always brings things into life at just the right time, you would think that I would have learned that lesson by now! But, faith is a daily for now, I'm just trying to hurry up and slow down (and wait for God!).

Thursday, June 3, 2010

a year...already?!?!?

So on Sunday, I will have been married to my best friend for a year already! It's crazy how fast time flies! Married life has been wonderful...we have our struggles like everyone else (I'm a typical emotional girl, he's a guy and doesn't get it...). But, it has been an amazing year. We have already been through a lot since being married- buying a house, raising two dogs :), transitioning between churches, struggles with both our grandparent's health, and so much more. We've had to learn how to respond to either other's needs....or should we say Chris has had to learn how to respond to my ever changing moods! But, it's really been a great year.
We are heading to the beach tomorrow to celebrate...I CAN'T WAIT!!!! But the big question eat our wedding cake? or not to eat our wedding cake?? hahah...I think I'm going to at least try it, it can't be too bad, it was frozen right?? However, I'm pretty certain that my very picky about food husband will not eat it ;)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Nonni update...

I went home this past weekend to visit Nonni. Seeing her lying in a hospital bed was one of the hardest things I've ever had to do. My whole life I've only known my grandmother to be so full of life and energy! But, that also gives me hope because I know she's a fighter. She has been thought A LOT this past month and is doing incredible given the circumstances. We can only hope that some of her tubes will start to come out and slowly but surely she will start to heal. Today, for the first time in weeks, she breathed on her own for over 24 hours. It exhausts her but hopefully it also gives her encouragement that she is on the road to recovery. When I was with her, the hardest part was seeing her in pain and frustration. It breaks my heart to see her hurting. But, there were also moments when she would favorite moment was when Devon came in the room and her face just lit us. She didn't know he was coming and she loved the surprise. I thought she was going to pull him right onto the bed with her! It brought me to tears to watch my 12 year old nephew stand next to her bed and hold her hand.
I know that Nonni is safely in the Lord's hands. He has a plan and it's greater than what any of us can hope of imagine. It's hard to see her suffer and in pain but I do know that there is a reason. Please continue to pray for Nonni's healing and for my family and it's been emotionally exhausting.