Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Let Me Tell You About How Good MY God Is

Ok, here is the post I've been so excited to write that I couldn't stand it! I have two exciting things to share :)

First off, you know I've been going through some yucky health stuff in the last couple of years, well I found a new doctor who immediately saw that I was lacking in Testosterone, which was causing a lot of the anxiety, moodiness, and depression.

And then she immediately tested my blood again because she suspected, as I did, that my thyroid, caused by Hashimoto's, was the root of all my problems(it runs in my family)  I had suspected for YEARS and each doctor (4 to be exact) assured me they tested for it and told me the results were normal. They weren't. They were not testing for Hashimoto's precisely and it requires a certain test and wont just show up in a routine thyroid check. I'm now on thyroid and testosterone meds and slowly feeling like my old self again.

I know I've said this before, but if you have something going on with your health, don't take no for an answer, keep searching for answers until you find a solution. Do everything you can to take responsibility for your health.

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Ok, now for the really big news that I've had a really hard time not shouting from the rooftops. 

WE ARE MOVING BACK HOME!!!

God, ya'll, is so good and awesome and great and sees our every need, want, big and small. He wants to do those big things in our lives so that we will know He's real and that He loves and cares about us.



(^--how about that verse? "I'm about to burst with song; I can't keep quiet about you. God, my God, I can't thank you enough." That's exactly how I have felt.)

Trey and I have had MANY discussions about wanting to move closer to family and had many reasons for not liking our location in Texas (but also many reasons why we did, we'll be saying goodbye to an amazing church and some great friends). With his job and timing it just didn't seem like it was going to be possible for at least another year. We were settled to trust God with whatever happened.

But God.

While on vacation last week he had another company call him requesting he interview for a position that had just opened up, he really wasn't thinking anything would happen with it because he started out with this company in college and really had no plans to go back, I told him not to even worry about applying...ha!

Well, he applied just to see, and over the course of the week, while on vacation, he was interviewed three times, offered the job, and by the time we got home he was sent an offer package for him to review.

Whew!

We decided to go for it. Moving home has been our heart's desire for quite some time.

We are moving back to the city of our Alma mater, Auburn, AL(War Eagle for you SEC football fans.)

Birthplace of our son, and the city where my husband always said he wanted to retire and live in blissful football heaven for the rest of his days on earth.

How crazy amazing is this?! Above anything we could have hoped or asked for.

Plus the kids are excited so that is the chocolate icing on the cake!

The next couple of weeks are going to be insanely busy, we have a lot to do in a short amount of time. And school starts back in a couple of weeks, yikes.

And friends, can I just say, every piece of this puzzle is falling into perfect place. The timing, the location, all the details scream GOD!! This is God.

Of course it's nerve wracking moving AGAIN and we are in a tight spot trying to sell a house and buy a house and get the kids in school.

Oh the uncertainties...

It's ok though, we are going to breathe slowly and take it one day at a time. We'll get through, knowing that the end result is being where we never thought we'd end up and it's better than we ever hoped for, will make it all worth it.

I hope this encourages YOU to not stop believing and asking God for the desires of your heart. Please allow him the opportunity to show up BIG in your life. 

Love ya'll!


Friday, July 25, 2014

Where Have I Been? Come SEE!


Hey! I know it's been a while, but whew! Have I been busy. And so many good things have been happening in my life.

I can't wait to share some really exciting personal news with you, but it'll have to wait a few more days.

In the meantime check out these awesome pictures(if I do say so) that I took on our beach vacation last week.

I'm practicing my photography skills...and I see a serious class in my future ;)

Sigh...



Rare family photo op. We had plans to take grand pics while we were there. Got the coordinating outfits and everything...but then it rained. Of course it did. This will do, I guess.





Did you see the super moon? It made it's appearance our first night. It was super ;)  sorry.





J trying to get the hang of the boogie board, or whatever you call it. I think I called it by it's wrong name one million times while we were at the beach.



Whoa! Little nephew rockin the boogie board! Way to go hot shot!!



Shock and AWE ya'll. They are both smiling!! This is my niece, I have like,5, posing with her sister/cousin. They were attached at the hip and to their ipods/phones the entire vacay. God Bless em'.




My little man-or as I lovingly refer to as my "baby." He's 9 and def not a baby, but to me he'll always be. He wasn't quite tall enough for the BIG go-carts, but he seemed pretty happy riding with his wanna be race car driver dad :). Faster the better right? 



My beautiful mom and my getting-way-too-big-for-her-britches-daughter. Hey, at least she's smiling and isn't sticking her tongue out or doing that "Fearless"sign that all the young people do in their pics nowadays. sheesh.



Why?? Why, can't he ever just SMILE?! All of our pictures look like this. Me smiling big and him looking like a dork. After 14 years I should be used to it. I am I really am, and not annoyed AT ALL.





Yep-thank you niece for taking so many random pics of me. And yup there were better ones, but I thought this one really captured my essence perfectly. Or at least how I felt waiting for my husband to come out of the grocery store. :)




Photo happy niece that kept snapping random pics, of course she took a selfie or a hundred :) Your welcome I only posted one. Maybe she will be a budding photographer instead of a vet :) Great shot! Maybe I need to take lessons from YOU!



Oh yeah-God saw me!



Sweet Grandma-She hates getting her picture taken and not sure how she would feel about it being online-if needed I'll apologize later :) Just for me she turned and smiled! 




My sweet dad and sweet Grandma (his Mom) overlooking the pier.



It's a SHARK! So glad they cut the line and didn't reel that baby in! I don't care if it was a baby, a shark is still a shark!



Fun times and many great memories. Plus some really exciting turn of events that happened while we were gone. But I can't tell you yet...stay tuned, new post coming Wed.


Love Ya'll!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Will We Let Our Trials Make us Bitter or Better?


I've come to realize and appreciate that God plants little dreams inside us all. And how amazingly wonderful it is when we work together and encourage each other in God's best for us. 

We can do more than we ever thought possible when we have people in our lives who we know have our backs.

I'm in a growing stage online and in real life.  Before starting my blog and moving all around the country, I don't think I would have fully appreciated this stage before, but now I see how necessary and important it is to grow and learn all you can so that you are ready when your dreams finally come to pass.

Today is practice.

What you are going through today will prepare you for tomorrow. Embrace the mundane and ordinary; it’s all prep work. It’s laying the foundation for when your dreams come true.

If you find yourself wondering if what you are doing today matters, I want to reassure you that it does. 

God will use everything you are doing and going through to prepare you for the future He has planned for your life.
God called David to be the future kind of Israel. From the time God laid that dream on David’s heart to when it came to be was 16 years passed.
 16 years!!








I've come to realize and appreciate all the little dreams God plants inside us all. And how amazingly wonderful it is when we work together and encourage each other in God's best for us. We can do more than we ever thought possible when we have people in our lives who we know have our backs.

I'm in a growing stage online and in real life. I don't think I would have fully appreciated this stage before
, but now I see how necessary and important it is to grow and learn all you can so that you are ready when your dreams finally come to pass.

Today is practice.

What you are going through today will prepare you for tomorrow. Embrace the mundane and ordinary; it’s all prep work. It’s laying the foundation for when your dreams come true.

If you find yourself wondering if what you are doing today matters, I want to reassure you that it does. God will use everything you are doing and going through to prepare you for the future He has planned for your life.

God called David to be the future kind of Israel. From the time God laid that dream on David’s heart to when it came to be was 16 years passed.

16 years!!

We are tempted to give up after even a few months when things aren’t going the way we think they should and success isn’t knocking down our door.




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