It's been a while, and therefore, I must be honest.
For a time, I became very reluctant towards the art of cyber publishing, especially that of my personal life. While realizing my insignificance in the history of humanity, it became silly for me to spend hours writing to possibly, well, no one. Let's be honest. There are so many great classics, brilliant pieces of literature, and most of all, the Bible to be spending my time reading rather than sharing my insignificant insights to whoever may come across them.
But then again, I remembered. Writing, for me, is not an attempt at being compared to the great insights to have gone before. When I allow it, writing for me is a way to give glory to God for the sometimes small and sometimes great things in day to day life. Writing is a way to sift through the mundane moments and see God's endless beauty woven together thread by thread. My duty is not to do the weaving, but to look at the story being intricately told through each strand and give Him glory by sharing it. I intend to do just that.
Before I can continue to proceed in anything, I need to give God glory for a few significant life changes:
1. November 12 marked the day of my 20th birthday and engagement to the man of not only
dreams, but the man of my prayers. Jake and I are so excited at the journey the Lord has marked out before
us. "We are simply two ordinary people seeking to give God a platform to be extraordinary." (picture below)
2. A month later, December 14, marked the day that my older brother's life would change when he asked the
love of his life to become his wife. She said yes! I can officially say I have a sister-in-law and may the
wedding bliss begin! (We did not intend to overwhelm our parents)
3. My younger brother continues to have football offers come in. I couldn't be more proud as I watch my
little "chico" handle all the recruitment process like he is already a pro. We can't wait to continue cheering
him on from whichever college is the lucky winner of a great player.
4. My family has faced many challenges this year that the Lord has unexpectedly brought us. All though the
road ahead may be unsure concerning a few areas in our family's life, it is a blessing to say we have never
been more sure of the Lord's steadfast faithfulness. Trusting the Lord with every part of our lives may not
be easy, even during the fog, but His sovereignty is the most secure comfort in all of life.
My mother always told me:
"There are only two things certain in life: Change and Jesus. If you have the second you'll be able to stand through anything that the first may bring." As time continues to pass, this saying only proves is validity. When I may become uncertain about the change, clinging to this Word from God reminds me that this story has and will always be about Him, to bring Him glory. No need to worry. Just hang tight, trust, love and live freely in this life the Lord has given. "The heart of a man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps." Proverbs 16:9
1. He really did ask me to be his wife!
As I grew up reading stories about Christians falling in love, and fantasizing my own love story, I have to say that the real thing is so much better than any Christian-fall-in-love-book. Surely more stories of this life change are inevitable. It all started with a man with great faith and a girl with this one answer, "of course!"
I like to talk.