Friday, July 13, 2012

Summer lovin....BLESSING!

Greetings from summer bliss land! I have really been enjoying the simplicity that comes from having a summer break. As you few readers have probably realized, I don't really post until I have something that I feel would be worthwhile to share. A lot has happened this summer, but nothing huge that I could center a post around. So here are just some of the ordinary miracles thus far this summer...

  • My incredible besties. At the very begining of the summer I was able to spend a week with my best friend in Wisconsin. Yes, an odd place for a vacation, but it was so beautiful! The most miraculous thing of this trip was just being with my person. It was incredible to just spend time with her and soak up the comforting confidence that she has always given to me. I am so grateful for her. When I am with her, I am the puriest form of me possible. Stipped of all the pretences and false faces that we all put on for the world, I am just me. The surprising thing is that she accepts and loves me still. Amazing! I was also able to spend time with some other incredible friends, one who happens to be her husband, and his little brother. I adore those boys, especially the little brother. He has helped me face many insecurities and fears in his forward, but appreciated way. (Wow this is getting long and it the first one!) Last week I also got to see the other besties. I JUST LOVE THEM!!!! A couple of them are moving forward to grand new adventures in their lives and I couldnt be happier for them. It is amazing to see them take on the role of motherhod. They set such incredible examples for me. I am so grateful to have them in my life. I still stand by what I have said in the past. My greatest blessings that The Lord has placed in my life are my besties. I love them sincerely.
  • I GOT A FULL CONTRACT! Now for those of you not in education this will not make much sense, but bottom line I get to teach on a new schedule, ongoing contract, and more pay! YIPEE! The coolest part of this is that I can easily see the hand of The Lord in how this all played out. I am a very timid person, who does not like change! I know that The Lord had my career (eww, I kinda hate calling teaching my career. See earlier posts.) ok my career all planned to work this way becaus He knew that I needed things "line upon line, precept upon precept." I needed to gradually ease into teaching in a way that made it more manageable for me. BLESSING! 
  • Grandma: Having the summer off came at the perfect time. I have been able to help grandma as she transitions back to living indepenantly. It is such a blessing to be able to spend time with her. She is so amazingly sweet and SO strong. Let's just say that this is not a banner summer for her. Many things have come up that have caused her a lot of heartache. I am so amazed by her stalward optemism and strong spirit. I know she feels that i some how help her, but she helps me more than she could ever realize. I am inspired by her example, and lean on her so much for support. I love her so much! BLESSING!
  • ...yup. This summer I have had the oppertunity to get to know an amazing man. He makes me laugh and provides so much support. It has been fun getting to know him better.  He is probably the most optemistic person I know. His confident, but humble nature is incredible. It still amazes me how he silently deals with challenges in the most christlike way, all the while constantly serving others. Our relationship is still SUPER young, but I am grateful for the lessons he continues to teach me, and the support he provides. He makes me smile... the end.
Well, I'm sure I will think of so many other miracles as the last few weeks come. I am so grateful for the oppertunity to share my thoughts and express my thanks somewhat publically for the incredible blessings that have come into my life recently. It is amazing how The Lord constantly watches over me and blesses me...ALWAYS! WOW...I am so blessed!