Thursday, July 17, 2014
Monday, June 30, 2014
Have you ever felt like you've missed the mark one too many times or missed the path that God has laid out for you to take?
I know I have. I question my decisions all the time and wonder if I made the wrong choice or missed an opportunity God set up for me.
I find myself wondering how God can use me when I keep messing up. How can I be in His perfect will if I cannot figure out what it is? Well, Jeremiah had some words of wisdom for me today. In Jeremiah 18:4, he describes a scene that he witnessed in which a potter is shaping and creating a pot. But, the pot he is making is marred (damaged, flawed, spoiled, blemished). Instead of throwing it out and getting a new piece of unmarred clay, the potter takes the same piece and begins to rework, reshape, and recreate another pot... one that is the best.
I am that marred clay; blemished, flawed, and spoiled because I'm human. But, God doesn't throw me out and get someone different to fulfill the plans He has for me. He takes the same ole' me.
I don't know about you, but that's a huge relief. Phew.
Even in my "marred" state, God sees my potential and He sees the "pot" I can be. He continues to use me.
So, when I wonder if I've missed hearing His voice, missed an opportunity to witness to someone, missed the path He laid out for me... He doesn't give up on me. He never leaves me behind, He's always walking along this journey with me.
I hope this helps someone today that way it helped me. He'll never give up on you. Let Him reshape, rework, recreate you into the person He's called you to be. He loves you so much and just wants the very best for you.
have a wonderful day. xo
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
We're here in Yuma, Arizona, finally settled into our home.
It was a long drive from Florida and the process of unpacking was tedious. Thankfully Alex had a week off last week to settle in. We hung pictures, organized each room and made many trips to Kirklands Home store. :)
It was fun to unpack all of our pictures, we didn't hang any up while we were in Florida for 7 months. We found many boxes that we never unpacked and shoved back in a closet. A 2 bedroom apartment can get very cluttered, very quickly.
Here are pictures of our new home... as promised.
It's an open concept- which I love!!
There's Miss Charleigh eating with Buddy underneath- typical.
My favorite part in our entryway.... I just love the table, lamp, and picture collage.
Our patio is all shaded, so even when it's 108 degrees outside we can sit out there for a little bit and let Charleigh play.
She's so excited to have a backyard to run around. She has room for her little pool and to ride her 4-wheeler. It's amazing.
Another great part is that we live on a cul-de-sac and our street is full of kids Charleigh's age.
There have been a lot of changes to our life already. Charleigh has started going to day care a couple times a week- so she will be completely settled in by the time I start school full time (July 21). She is LOVING it!!! She's ready to socialize with kids her own age. It's working out really well. I'm just so proud of her.
Alex is deploying in September for 7 months. So he's incredibly busy as work getting his Marines ready for deployment and taking care of the endless paperwork. It was so nice having that week with him. We actually let Charleigh go play at day care and we had a "day" date. It's the first time we've had a date (without Charleigh) since December. It was nice.
So, with all these changes come discomfort and fear of the unknown. But, I've been working in out with God and believing for strength and perseverance through our impending new season.
Stay tuned for more... I'll keep you updated through it all. Prayers for Alex's deployment, Charleigh's transition into full -time day care, my teaching job, and our family in general are always welcomed and very much appreciated.
Thank you for your support, Family and Friends.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
It is time for another move as a military family. We are spending our last night in Pensacola, FL in a hotel as our home is packed in boxes awaiting their load to the moving trucks.
We have crossed our t's and dotted our i's. We are ready for this big move, back across the country to Arizona.
I cannot explain how happy I am to be returning to my beloved state of Arizona. However, moving to Yuma, AZ in June = HOOOOOOTTTTT! Thank goodness the military pays to have professionals pack, load, move, and unload!
Thank you Jesus!!!!
We are relaxing in our hotel, Charleigh is asleep and we're watching the Miami Heat game. I'm loving it.
Here's my sweet hubs enjoying his night with a well deserved Blue Moon. He did so much to get ready for this move. He organized our apartment to make it easier on the movers. What a stud.
It's so funny how different we are sometimes... He can definitely be OCD... And I cannot. Every "blue moon" I'll get a "wild hair" (as my mom calls it) to clean out my closet or organize my drawers... But that's not that often.
It's crazy how my personality has changed since becoming a mom... Helllooo "space cadet"!!!
Well I've talked about several different topics throughout this post... Love me regardless..please?
I'll let you know how our little cross country trip goes... We are driving ... 2 cars. Eek. Charleigh and I go together, Alex takes the pups.
I've created some file folder games for Charleigh during this road trip. I'll be sure and post about it once we get settled in our new home.
Stay tuned and please keep us in your prayers as we make this journey. Thank you!
Friday, May 9, 2014
(She was watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse) ;)