Tuesday, August 23, 2005

He Asked, She Said YES!

It was at twilight, you know that time when the stars are out but the sun is still hanging on making the sky somewhat pink?
Well, it was at twilight on the beach at City Park when Andrew knelt down on one knee and asked me to marry him. And I said yes, with my whole heart.

And so I'm getting married! The month of June is the blessed month, and I'm feeling so blessed right now. God's plan truly is more amazing than I could ever have guessed, and I'm looking forward to spending the rest of my life next to this amazing Godly man.

"When you know in your heart that you've found the person you want to spend the rest of your life with, Forever can't start soon enough." From Boy Meets Girl

And so it's with a joy and hope in my heart and the promise of forever that I write this. Wait on the Lord dear friends, for I can say His timing truly is perfect.

Monday, August 08, 2005

A New Journey

Suddenly it's August and my life has again changed in ways I could never have imagined. It's amazing how much has changed since the end of May when I last posted. I didn't mean for it to be so long since I posted again, but then life happens. It seems that last summer I blogged almost everyday. Well, this summer has provided a much better "distraction".

As I drove home the other night from work I was struck as I often am of the beauty of the sunset. The time I'm driving home is somewhat optimal for seeing a beautiful sunset, although it is getting darker sooner these days. As I appreciated the gorgous colors in the sky, I thought about love. It seems to me that love is comparable to a sunset. First of all it's utterly beautiful, but it's also so hard to describe. Even now as I write about this beautiful sunset each of you is probably thinking of a particular sunset that you've seen in the past or even making up one in your mind. If I try to describe the beauty and creativity in this sunset, you will each be guided by your own perception and experience of sunsets. It seems that this is possible to say the same thing about love. I could try my hardest to describe love, talk about the different kinds of love, or even tell you how wonderful love is, but you will each be biased by your own opinion of what love is. With that qualification aside, let me now say the following.

Love is an incredible mystery, and I'm in love. His name is Andrew and he's given me permission to write about him. I could spend pages and pages writing about him, but I'll simply say this (well maybe) He's wonderful and amazing and he loves me. I can't even begin to describe this amazing thing of being in love, but I can only say it's wonderful. Andy challenges me in so many ways and loves the Lord so much. Not a day goes by that I'm not so thankful for him. And so I have this to say about love, particularily about loving Andy, It really is a gift from God. Andy is a gift from God and I'm so thankful to be loved by them both.

Kind of a mushy almost end to the summer I know. And that's a true statement, for me, this summer is almost over. I am due to return to school on the 21st. Where has this summer gone? I know, it's gone to love. But as I start thinking about the great amounts of planning I have, I contemplate returning to school for what now seems will be my last year. It's exciting, not a sad thing at all. For once, as I face another change, I'm thankful for time. I don't regret this summer, and I don't think time has gone too fast. Yes, I still wonder where it's gone, but now I'm thankful for the time I've had, and I look forward to even more adventures. This Journey of Trust is full of unexpected things, but it has been an incredible journey.

And so I pray that you trust God for your own journey. Let's learn to trust and wait together shall we? After all, fairy tales can start anyday, and not always as we expect. But God's plans are better than any fairytale.