Thursday, March 28, 2013
It probably seems like I've been MIA for awhile! Our life has been busy busy lately! We finally got all moved, we are still unpacking the boxes which is the worst part. Shannon and I moved everything from our whole house just him and I on Friday and Saturday and my Mom has been helping me unpack. Thank goodness for her because she is a BIG help when it comes to unpacking and rearranging. We started Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University last week, so we are in week 2. I really think we are going to like it, I'm ready to get a budget and get our money in order and get financially stable! We had a pretty bad snow this past Sunday and it got pretty bad out. The roads were slick with ice. We were going to my Mom's and Shannon was driving and the car in front of us stopped but it was too slick and Shannon couldn't get the car stopped fast enough and we had a little fender bender. It didn't do anything to the other guys vehicle because the car hit his hitch, but it did damage our vehicle. It broke the plastic or fiberglass (whatever it is) front. We haven't got an estimate yet on how much that's gonna cost and I'm not looking forward to it at all. I have been having a lot of headaches lately which I thought was due to my eyes so I have been seeing an eye Dr. for. But then last week I went to the dentist for my cleaning and I told him about a tooth that was hurting me and he took xrays and I have an abscessed tooth and he referred me to the oral surgeon. I went and seen him Tuesday and I have surgery set up for next Wednesday to have the tooth removed, the roots are up in my sinus cavity and the infections pretty bad so he believes that's why I have been having headaches. So even though I don't want to have surgery it is a relief to know what the headaches are from. So sometimes it feels like we can't catch a break. Its always something in this house. Do you ever feel like a black cloud is hanging over your head? Well I'm ready for this black cloud to move on already!
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The craziness has started at our house as we pack! We found a house to rent and we are moving next weekend! AHHHH! It is so stressful to pack and move! I had been dragging my feet and procrastinating, which if you knew me would know this is VERY unusual for me. But I guess I was still having a hard time knowing we were moving away from the house we put so much work into. A lot of blood(Shannon's), sweat and tears went into this house and its beautiful. But then this week I decided I needed to put my big girl panties on and just get in gear so now we are working like crazy to get everything done by next weekend! But enough of the boring stuff and on to the exciting part of this post!! On March 7th at 10:44am I got a text from Shannon that said I'm ready to accept the Lord as my Savior. And my response back was: What? Stop!! Don't play with me! And he responded back I'm serious I am ready. I was so overjoyed that I cried first then I contacted Doris because that's who Shannon wanted to pray with him that Saturday morning so she set it all up. Now let me back up just a little. Ever since we started Alpha at the Vineyard Shannon was very uneasy with it and didn't exactly feel comfortable there but he kept going to support me because he knew I needed it and loved it! We went to church and he still wasn't sure about it, but he went every week with me anyways. I accepted the Lord as my Savior and as I said in the past post that all my prayers started to be answered and he still wasn't convinced. He thought it was all coincidence or something. Then he said one morning at church he felt a cool breeze sweep across his shoulders and then he started looking at the situation totally different. So Saturday morning came and we gathered in the sanctuary before Holy Spirit Day. With us was Doris and her husband Cliff and Kevin and Jamie and Shannon and I. Doris was there for obvious reasons!! But he wanted Jamie and her husband there because she was the first one to ever pray with him one on one, and later he realized that her prayer was answered, just not right when he expected it. So we gathered around Shannon and he accepted the Lord as his Savior and it was AMAZING!! Afterwards he said he felt a warm burning sensation in his legs and knees and his knees were about to buckle. I am so very proud of him! He took a big step and its a huge step for our relationship. I already loved him so much I actually thought there was no way I could love him more, until that day and then my eyes opened wider and I seen him in a totally different way and my heart loved him even more. I am excited to see what God has in store for us in the future and I am so excited to be now walking hand in hand with my Husband during that journey! I'm excited about our growing love with God and our godly love growing with each other. God is So Good!!
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Oh where to start with this blog post!! As I think I mentioned in an earlier post we have started a new church. We also go to Alpha and at Alpha at the end we split up in small groups, well in the small group one night April told a bit of her story and her prayer need. After she did I told her I really appreciated her sharing because all though her story was different than mine I felt we may have some of the same feelings. After group she asked if we could exchange numbers and maybe get together sometime. So we did and that next week we got together and we spent I think over 4 hours together. We both just spilled our whole entire stories with each other. It felt great to get it all out there. She is an amazing woman and I was in awe at how far she had came. Little did I know that April's words would change my life forever. She told me about a woman she got set up with at church, Karen Goss. So I found her on facebook and friended her. Saturday March 2nd I sent her a message asking if I could meet with her sometime and she said sure we can get our calendars together, or Ill be at the church today. So I hurried and got my shower and got ready and went to the church to meet her. We went into her office and I was nervous and had no idea what to do or say. So I asked her now what? She said say whatever you feel or want. So I just started spilling my story to her. After several Kleenex's and a lot of talking came the AMAZING part. Karen asked me if I had accepted the Lord as my savior, I said well I was baptized when I was 13, she said no have you accepted him, and I said well no. She asked me if I wanted to right then, I said YES! So we prayed and prayed and so Saturday March 2nd I accepted the Lord as my Savior and every since that day my life has changed forever! I had to leave the church to meet my hubby to look at more houses to rent. The very last one we looked at was THE ONE! It is beautiful and we decided to rent it. Prayer #1 answered! When we got in the car after looking at the house I had a text message from Daric asking if just him and I could meet Sunday and talk!!! We met and it was incredible, we decided to put the past behind us and start a new life together from that day on and I have had him over 2 times since then and he's going to start coming every other weekend! Prayer #2 answered. I think I said before that I had such a hate in my heart for Daric's dad, so I really thought the forgiveness with him would come later down the road. Well when I took Daric home after our talk Sunday, I had to talk to his dad to see if he could come over for supper that week. I was nervous because I wasn't sure how I would react. He came outside and we talked about Daric and then he apologized?? So of course I apologized also. We decided to leave the past behind us too and get along from now on, for Daric's sake especially. I went to give him a forgiveness handshake and he grabbed and hugged me (he may have broke a few of my ribs LOL) Prayer #3 answered. All this is with in 2 days! Then that night I contacted my Mom and asked if we could meet and she said she was thinking the same thing. So we decided to meet Wednesday afternoon. Then Tuesday morning we got a call that we got an offer on our house, we counter offered and she took it and we close on the house April 5th!! Prayer #4 answered. So Wednesday came and I met with my Mom and we talked for a long time and we also decided to leave the past behind us and move forward, and I think our relationship is going to be stronger now! Prayer #5 answered. If I hadn't seen all this with my own eyes I wouldn't believe it but it is all true. God is GOOD and the power of prayer is amazing! Ever since I gave my life to God I have had nothing but good things happen to me. I have not felt depressed at all. Now I know Satan is just right around that corner waiting to mess me up but Pssh Satan you ain't got nothin on me!! Gods got my back!! I am so very thankful that God lead April and Karen into my life. Thank you Lord and knowing your there is all I need!