Friday, February 6, 2009

I'm so excited and I just can't hide it.....

When people say the heart will grow fonder when your love is out of town they are telling the truth. Me and one of my friends have been talking all week about how much we miss our husbands and how when they are home we will nit pick at them when we are frustrated or argue with them over the most ridiculous things and yet, now we would give anything for them to be home with us. Well, my husband is coming home tomorrow (and my friends')!!!! I (We) are so excited! I won't get to see him until pretty late, but, nonetheless, I will get to wrap my arms around him. A group of people from our church went to the Dominican Republic for a mission trip which left many of us "widows" for a week. I have learned a lot this past week. Out of seven nights I stayed at my house alone for only two of them. I definitely need to learn to give Christ all of my trust in the area of fear that I have with being home alone at night. I have learned that besides my husband I have so many people in my life who love me and are there for me at the drop of a hat. My husband is such an amazing man, but with him not being home this past week I found that I am very dependent on other people. I spent quite a bit of time over my parents house and even two nights at there house and I found more time than ever to talk to a really good friend on the phone all week. We kept each other's spirits up while we missed out hubby's and let each other get it all out and we also talked about our attitudes about going on a mission trip some day. Sidenote: I think that we might be convicted sometime soon in this area! This week gave me the opportunity to see how my attitude and my behavior affects Bean without Rock being home and I have to say that I tend to get frustrated quite easily with things.
Anyways, I am so proud of my husband for giving so much of himself this week to share the good news of Christ with other children and adults, to help make a water purification system and to help build a school for many of the adorable children. I can't wait to see his pictures and hear all of his stories. God has an amazing way of letting his Glory shine through and I have been touched this week by so many people. God is good - all the time! Sorry for rambling - I had a lot to say!

H - let's make sure we stay in touch as often as we did this past week. I really enjoyed your friendship and encouragement. I am so proud of you this week! (A - you too if you read this!)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Blessed with Friends and Family

I just wanted to share how thankful I am for each of my friends. God has truly blessed my life by giving me some wonderful Christian women whom I can thankfully say are my best friends. Many of you are bloggers and many of you read blogs, but you are all so dear to me. Thank you all for your encouragement these past couple of days. I have been scared, depressed, happy, moody, and joyful. I have been scared, depressed and moody because my husband is gone this week on a mission trip and I hate being home without him. I had a wonderful friend share this passage with me (below) and I have been reading it and I said it before bed and I just know that God is with me and he is protecting me and Bean all day long. I need to put my complete trust in Him with all things.
I have been happy because I have wonderful friends and family who have called me all week and have spent time with me this week. I am joyful because when I talk with Rock I know that God is doing amazing things through each person on the mission trip. God is so good. We have been teaching Bean to pray "God is good, all the time, thank you for your Blessings" and sometimes it isn't easy to think of the goodness God brings us because we spend a lot of time focusing on our wants here and now. My want is: I want my husband home...but God's need is: I need him to be an Evangelist right now and give a community water and a school. He will be with you soon.
I have started an accountibility for losing weight with some friends and I am so thankful for them because I am really caring about what goes into my body and how much I am eating.

So, thank you to all of my friends and family for all of your love and support!

Psalm 27

1 The LORD is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life of whom shall I be afraid? 2 When evil men advance against me to devour my flesh, when my enemies and my foes attack me, they will stumble and fall. 3 Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then will I be confident. 4 One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple. 5 For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon a rock. 6 Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me; at his tabernacle will I sacrifice with shouts of joy; I will sing and make music to the LORD.
7 Hear my voice when I call, O LORD; be merciful to me and answer me. 8 My heart says of you, "Seek his face!" Your face, LORD, I will seek. 9 Do not hide your face from me, do not turn your servant away in anger; you have been my helper. Do not reject me or forsake me, O God my Savior. 10 Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me.
11 Teach me your way, O LORD; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors.
12 Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes, for false witnesses rise up against me, breathing out violence. 13 I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. 14 Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD."