Tuesday, July 20, 2010


I am in love with my husband..

he is a leader
he is a good friend
he loves me unconditionally
he brings me flowers
he helps me wash dishes
he helps me clean
he takes out the trash
he makes me dinner
he leads our home spiritually
he is loyal
he is kind
he is slow to anger
he is dependable
he is handsome
he loves his family
he provides for our family
he kisses really good:)
he makes me laugh
he makes me cry (in a good way)
he prays for me
he is my best friend...

i am more in love with him today than the day i married him...

Thursday, July 8, 2010

What is your legacy?

Recently, I have known many people that have had to face the "C" word...cancer. Many of them were not directly connected to me, but through friends or extended family. I have really wrestled with the not only the idea of cancer, but who this disease is affecting within my circle of friends.

Just two months ago, I attended a viewing for Christy DePriest Wright who had passed away from cancer at the age of 24. Her life seemed to be completely devoted to the Lord, in fact, her and her husband had planned to become missionaries to China. Her joy of life and love for God radiated through her entire life...anyone who met her knew that she had a relationship with Him. So, as humans, our immediate question is "why?" While I don't think we will ever know the true reasons here on earth, God knows. In the week before Christy's death, she called two of Nick and I's friends and asked them to be pall-bearers in her funeral. She was in good spirits despite what the next few days would bring. What a testimony. On the day that Christy passed, her mom came in to say that she probably wouldn't make it through the day because of complications with her lungs. Christy just looked at her and said, "I get to go to heaven now?" I can't say that I would have that peace, that I wouldn't be angry or frustrated, but she was. Her testimony, even though I didn't know her that well, has influenced my life so many times...times when I get frustrated about insignificant life events, or when I seem to be too negative, I think of her strength, her faith, and how her life was cut short, and she praised God even then.

Even though Christy's life was cut short, her memories, her testimony, and her life will influence so many for eternity. I hope that I am able to leave a legacy for future generations that will point others towards Christ...as Christy did in her short 24 years on this earth.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

life's little lessons...

As I wrote in my previous blog, I was greatly anticipating how much fun this past weekend would be, especially going to Easton and spending time with my family and husband. And it was very fun, up until yesterday, well last night to be more specific. Many of you know that my parents live on a small lake and so my parents, nick, my grandpa, and Becca decided to take a boat ride. It was quite warm yesterday and Nick decided to jump in...

Somehow, which I still have yet to figure out, his wedding ring fell off his hand and is now laying in the bottom of that lake. The tears immediately starting filling my eyes as I thought of how much that ring meant to me, and all of the memories that were attached to that piece of metal as we began our journey together as husband and wife. I felt that I had to leave behind a piece of me, a piece of us, and a piece of my heart. I told Nick that was a very expensive swim...:)

I couldn't help but think of how often we place value in things and not people, and how God can teach us lessons in the moments we least expect it in order for us to learn. I truly do believe that everything happens for a reason...instead of causing frustration in our marriage because of the situation, it was an opportunity for us to grow and learn that no matter what happens in this life..for richer or poorer, in sickness or in health, with wedding rings or without, we have each other.

So we now begin another search of finding the perfect wedding ring for the second time...and hopefully the last.

Friday, July 2, 2010

easton bound!

Back in my college days, a bunch of us girls (Bethany, Gretchen, Rach, Hamil, Lisa, and Melissa ) would all head to Easton in Columbus, OH for an evening out. These trips became some of my best memories at Cedarville University. We would head straight to the Cheesecake factory and then do some much needed shopping. Easton represents a place where good memories were always made...and now, 9 years later, I am heading back with my hubby and family to create more wonderful memories. I just love how life brings you full circle to the places we love to be.