As I sit in my new bed and drink coffee, I’m amazed and overwhelmed by the Lord’s goodness and love. It feels like just yesterday I was moving into the dorm at OU and ready to embark on a new journey. This weekend has been similar, except with A LOT less of daddy’s money, ha!
I’m literally at a loss for words when it comes to looking back at the last six months of my life and realizing how drastically it has changed and how blessed I am. Each day, I find myself just basking in the blessings I’m surrounded by. All I can say is, God is good. His love has been so evident to me throughout my life, but more specifically in the last couple of months.
This last week was rough. Everything with the move fell apart and I had to come up with a plan B which literally seemed impossible to me at the time. Being a planner, my mind was constantly racing trying to figure out how to make it work and how to do so in the most efficient way possible. Alex and I kind of got into an argument (which isn’t important) but in the end it led us to discuss what love means to us. This was his definition of love:
I think there are different types of love obviously. Love is demonstrated in the Bible many times and obviously our love is nothing compared to God’s love, which is amazing. But I think love is willing to do anything for another person, willing to fight through all the good and bad. Love is caring for someone else more than yourself. Love is when someone is the first thing on your mind when you wake up and the last thing before you go to bed. Love is putting a smile on your face when they’re not even around. Love is a deep emotional connection. Love is passionate. Love is looking past any imperfection. Love is when everything is better. Love is a commitment. Love makes you do things you never thought you would do. Love is when you want to be with someone all the time. Love is something you never want to let go of…
When I read these words, it made me teary-eyed because I can’t even express how blessed I feel to have him in my life. Not only am I completely undeserving of the love he shows me on a daily basis (^), but I’m overwhelmed by the Lord‘s goodness and provision of bringing me this sweet guy. Like I said, the Lord’s love has been especially evident the last few months, and I know a big part of that is Alex.
The first part of his description, “Love is demonstrated in the Bible many times and obviously our love is nothing compared to God’s love, which is amazing,” really put the Lord’s love for us in perspective for me. HOLY SMOKES! Can you imagine all of that on steroids?! THAT is a love worth living for!
Weddings….WHOA! Man, how awesome is it to find something that you absolutely love doing and to get paid to do it? It’s hard to understand how much work goes into making a wedding happen and how much physical stress it has on your body until you actually do it. Sometimes my feet hurt so bad I want to cry, but I wouldn’t rather be anywhere else…that’s how much I love it. Kristin works harder than anyone, and I’m so thankful for the opportunity to be working and growing with Events by Kristin. Also, I CANNOT WAIT to be in Callyn and Jase’s wedding! EE! She sent me this cute photo asking to be one of her bridesmaids
Toyota is also a lot of fun! I love hearing employees tell me that I’m doing a great job of making the dealership come together or get involved in the community…that’s the best part.
Hmmm…that’s pretty much it for now–just trying to balance it all. Hoping I get to spend as much time as possible with my Sisty before she and Brad move to Oklahoma, praying that this big girl transition will come fully supplied with peace, that the Lord will continue to remind me of his love and goodness, and that I will be as fun to love as Alex is.
Sorry for the mushy-gushy stuff…kind of