Real Life Fairytale

Colossians 1:16+17 For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

It has been a long time. 4 months from the big day. Lots has happened in the last four months. Phil changed jobs and is now a full fledged copier machine repairman. I completed my studies at SUNY Oswego and began my job hunt. We moved last month into our first apartment.

The Lord has been teaching us both through all of this how important it is to trust him. In the little things and in the little things and to the Lord they are truly little things. We know that we are where he wants us to be and that is what is most important.

Highlights. Well after the wedding we spent two beautiful days in Alexandria Bay. We returned to our temporary home which was Phil's grandmothers trailer. We were so grateful to have time to begin to adjust in a place that was familiar. She enjoyed some time down south and returned in April.

Phil enjoyed his first winter and I traveled each day to my student teaching placement. I also had a few snow days including one on valentines day. The winter was not especially kind to Phil but we survived, with snow on easter to boot. Thats the north country, green Christmas and White figure it out.

We took a few field trips. Phil and I saw how maple syrup was made. We visited my Brother, his wife and my beautiful nephew just before his first birthday.

We started to get more settled in with our new church family in Dexter. They are all so amazing and have been helping us to grow in our walks with the Lord. Phil is looking forward to this summer when he should be preaching at the campground ministry his father started when he was just a boy.

His dad recalls that they used to tell the campers, "You don't have to dress up." One particular Sunday Phil accompanied his father and was reported to tell the campers, "You don't even have to wear clothes".

I have an interview with a local daycare, 4 blocks from our home, later this week. I am very excited about the opportunity to work there, one of the main advantages being that by taking this position we will only need one car which will really help out our budget.

In other news we had our first company over this week. It was lots of fun, even if Tom beat us at Settlers and our cookout with the girls got rained out.

Life is beautiful and Sweet.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

It has been a busy few weeks for me, to say the least. I grabbed some photos from Mel before she headed back to Guatemala so I am at the library trying to upload those. Winter has finally returned here, it took me 45 minutes to clear the inch of ice off of the car to come here.
On the way here I spotted a good friend of our family driving. I didn't wave though, he was driving the herse and I didn't think that was proper ettiquite. The boy was back to work right after the honeymoon and I have a week left till I start my make up student teaching. I have enjoyed sleeping in the last few weeks and setting up our temporary place. Anywho, on to the photos.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Not so long ago I used to spend a lot of time here with that box....alone

That was until...

I know you miss me...but things are a little crazy in these parts......

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

I haven't written here in awhile. So much has been going on. I have been busy. Busy planning a wedding. Busy getting over Mono. Busy starting a second quarter of student teaching. Busy learning lots of things.

One thing God has been revealing to me is the way in which we all need to be loved. I think we all need to learn to let the Lord love on us. We also can learn a lot learning to love one another.

Phil came into my life after a time of my being rooted in my singleness and God asked me to give up that identity and fully allow myself to be loved. The television is full of horrible examples of selfish love, love that is based on looks or getting. Sometimes it is easy to look on those and not understand real love.

What I love about Philip David is that he wishes to honor me in a way that I don't deserve. None of us really deserve love, and that is what makes love so great. We give love not because the recipient is perfect but because Love manifests it self when we give it away. It is his will that Phil and I love each other because he brought us together and we don't want to rob one another of that blessing. Everyday I thank God that he has blessed me with this man of God. I never would have believed this kind of selfless love exsisted, that I could recieve it or could be capable to give it away. It does.

I guess I have seen so much brokeness and grief sometimes it is easier to believe the lie of the enemy that true Love can't exist. If you are believing that I encourage you to let go of that idea. People are not perfect but Gods love is perfect casting out all our fears. His love manifest in his people, in all their relationships, leads to joy and love, not brokeness. He wants to bless you more than you know.

Monday, October 30, 2006

2 months!!

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Welcome to my world

Monday, September 11, 2006

The Irony of my life lately is not lost on me;

I am driving home last night on the highway and an shooting star falls directly in front of my car. After exiting and a little ways up I have to come to a complete stop to not hit a skunk.

I have begun student teaching only to realize that I have streap throat and later to have that corrected into a case of Mono. 110 days to the wedding and a semester of student teaching ahead of me. Don't worry I have been told it is very uncontagious. I can continue to do my schoolwork as long as I am able. In children it appears as a cold. Being in pain makes you appreciate things more, like eating and sleeping and those people you love who take care of you when you are in the sadest states.

I don't really know what tommorow holds for me. I can only trust whatever it is God is able to give me whatever it is I need to overcome even what seems like the most impossible things.

Well anyways. Better get back to todays goal of resting. We get the high speed next week when i should catch you all up on the summer adventures fit to print.