Thursday, January 31, 2008

My Birthday

My sweet husband made me breakfast on my birthday! He made breakfast burittos and had decorated the kitchen. It was so festive! He had a Happy Birthday banner, balloons, confetti, and even a birthday hat for me to wear. I felt very loved and celebrated. Later that day I had a relaxing day at the spa! I had a gift card for a massage and pedicure! What a treat! My creative and sneaky husband knows I love purses and thinks I have enough. I like to think otherwise. When we were in California in November there was a purse I wanted from COACH, but was not able to purchase it. To my surprise my amazing husband was able to buy the purse without me seeing or knowing. He then gave the purse to his parents to hide. He wrapped the purse in a box and made it heavy with ziploc bags full of change to mask the contents. Inside was the purse I wanted so much! He is so clever and thoughtful!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Our Wedding in May of 2007

Saturday, January 26, 2008

My Passion: Knowing the Heart

One of my passions in life is knowing the hearts of others. I love when someone shares a piece of their heart with me because it shows me they trust me. It may be something painful they are experiencing or an unexpected joy. I treasure these conversations because I too long to share my heart. We were made to experience life through our hearts and in doing so we experience the heart of God!

My heart is full of joy and peace, but there is sorrow too! It is oddly glorious!
In this sorrow, it is easy for me to fall into the trap of silence. When I do, it gets harder to share out of my real heart. However, the Lord has used my brokenness to walk alongside those who are in need.

"Still loving, though discouraged
Still giving, though spent
Still patient, though exasperated
Still sensitive, though offended
Still hopeful, though worn down by life"
-Author Anoymous