Celebrating another year with my other half. After about 1,461 days I think we’d say ‘I do!’ all over again. Here’s to many more, My King.
[Also, we’re moving to Rocky Gap and never coming back.]
We looked at a house on Saturday and went back today but that’s brought out a lot of feels for me. Can I commit? Are we ready? Can I live with this? Is it okay if it’s not perfect? Is this house everything I didn’t know I wanted?!? I talk though my problems to reach the best solution and I need people around me willing to work with me. Thank God for the good support system with whom I can work through these questions!
[There are some amazing pros to this house and these flowers might have just convinced me…]
To quote one of my favorite books: “Can’t go over it. Can’t go under it. Gotta go through it.”. I can’t skip over lessons, and I can’t just try to lay low. I’ve got to embrace the journey no matter how ugly it gets.
[Btw, that book I just quoted is “We’re Going On a Bear Hunt” by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury. Profound stuff is in them children’s books.]
[Also, Adam and I went and looked at another house. I’m really not sure where to put my feelings about it. I both love and hate it… The biggest question I need to ask myself is “Can I live with this?”. Is it something I hate so much I cannot tolerate it…]
Adam and I have been enjoying the challenge of doing our planks every night, so we’ve come up with something for next month. We’re going to do a push-up challenge set up in the same way as our current challenge. Having health goals has been tough for me, but this is a start!
[I finally got some plants for my window at work! I adopted the pink flowered plant from my friend who is out off the office to have her baby!]
I’m saying ‘no’ to fear, and ‘yes’ to life! I wanna be brave.
[I went to a Bethel Music Worship Night tonight and it was great! I took this picture on our way through Pennsylvania.]
I have now joined the ranks of people who’ve locked their keys in the car. This certainly was a learning moment, but more than that it was a check up moment. How much have I truly grown? How will I truly act when I make a silly mistake? What kind of woman is all the hard work really shaping me to be? I’m proud to say I didn’t take myself too seriously and laughed. I thought of a solution quickly and calmly. I used my community of people for help and support. In a nutshell, I didn’t freak out. I feel like in this check up I did well…minus the keys having been locked in the car of course!
[By Adam Cook]
Caitlin prayed one of the best prayers, for where we are in our lives, tonight! She thanked God for what we have and for the strength to be faithful with little so that we can be entrusted with much! The little steps we are taking today are developing into our strides of tomorrow.
[It is great to be able to have fresh peaches after a long winter!]