Have you ever been afraid to breathe for fear that life is too good and the slightest gust of wind might mess that up? Or think, what is going to happen to rock the boat because we are just sailing too smooth right now? Recently I had to go in for an ultra sound of the womanly areas and I thought, this is it.. this is where we get our bad news. Thankfully, it ended up being nothing.
Now I serve a big God and this is not how we’re called to live our life, in fear. We have had our fair share of living in trials, to be honest most of our marriage it’s felt like we’ve dealt with trials. We’ve always made it out perfectly fine (thanks to that big God I was talking about) and to be honest, it’s made me more thankful than I would have been if I had not walked through them. I really feel like this time of our lives we are called to bless other people. My heart drifts towards to the couple who has to work hard at their marriage day in and day out, to families who’ve fallen on hard times financially, and it breaks for the woman who can’t get pregnant. This is all because I’ve been there. You’ve all heard that quote before, “I still remember the days I prayed for the things I have now.” It took me a while to find the actual quote but it is constantly in the front of my mind. The trials I went through make me live my life with thankfulness, I really do feel this way. My two perfect examples are sitting right here.
Also, I still don’t believe our new house is real life. It truly is anything I’ve ever wanted in a house. And when we bought this house, we bought it with big enough property that my parents could also build and live in their own little place without having to worry about the burden of a mortgage for the rest of their life. So this is our next big task at hand, figuring out the best way to go about doing that. While the house is built they will be staying with us. (Maybe this is my next trial eh?) My hope is that we can get rolling on the house thing pretty quick and get them in their own little cottage very soon. Because, living with family can be umm interesting.
So that is where are, I feel like this was a bunch of random words written without saying much so if you made it to the end, you get a gold star. Basically I am just so thankful for God’s grace in my life and everything He has blessed me with.
(Photos are by Mandi Spottsville Photography)