Fun Friday!

Okay I have another confession!  I know, I know you are tired of hearing my confessions - especially when they contain no juicy gossip for you to pass on in the form of a prayer request!  I hate it for ya!  Anyways... my confession!  If you had asked me ten years ago where I would be in ten years, never would I have said working in a preschool and living with #littlegirl!  I am pretty sure at that point, I was not particularly fond of the small version of people nor was I close to my middle sister!  Neither one of us was very nice back in the day!   But God (yeah we have those moments in our lives, too!) had another plan, and here I am.  I work with three and four year old babies every day, and Candace and I have shared the same living quarters for almost 5 years! The confession is that I am VERY happy with my life!  It's not what I had planned nor what I expected, but I love it.  I love my job, and as much as it pains me to admit it, #littlegirl is my best friend!  I am not saying that all days have been good days or that I have not chased her around the apartment beating her up with the frying pan (yes, Mom I did that last week!), but I am saying that for right now I am pretty pleased with life!

Okay confession time over!  Because I find myself in such a good mood, I thought I would share with you some of the things that have made me smile this week in hopes that maybe you smile!

Daisies remind me of "You've Got Mail" and my Mamaw! 
Come on, isn't he beautiful?  Like manly, ruggedly, beautiful!!
So many great quotes - I promise half of the things I say come from this show!

Okay, so have a beautiful weekend!  Smile!  Laugh!  Go on an adventure!  


new year

Confession - I have not made a new year's resolution, and I have not even made a list of things that I want for this year.  If I am completely honest, I have not been entirely retrospective concerning 2013 because it was a tough year!  There were  times when my heart hurt as though someone had torn it out of my chest with their bare hands.  There were times when I was so exhausted, I found myself doing the minimum and going through the motions of life.  I have longed for heaven and the peace and relief it will bring.  I got so very frustrated with myself and my foolish pride, my wandering heart.  I think I learn every day a little more about the value of His grace and patience.

Do not get me wrong, there have been some wonderful times this year, but struggle seems to be theme we focused on this year.  I began this year striving for balance and quickly realized that it only takes one stumble for all those things you thought were balanced to come crashing down!  Have you ever been there?  Have you ever just needed a break from the world?   I think that is where I found myself this past year - I think I found myself going through the motions because caring meant hurting, and I didn't have time to deal with all of that.  So I kept going and going until I could not get up any more, so for most of the holidays, I did very little besides lay on the couch and be a bum.  

I think it was the best thing I could have done - you see all of the resolutions and goals don't mean anything when you can't remember why you are doing those things.  So for me, 2014 is a chance to remember why I fight, a pause to get my bearings, and an opportunity to move forward past the struggle.  I don't think I will make a resolution or a list this year, I just want to be present.