Friday, February 29, 2008

I'm gonna be an Auntie!!!!!

I know this won[' be new for me, but it will all at the same time. My youngest brother (the baby) Brad and his wonderful wife Tamsin are expecting!!!!! They just celebrated their first anniversary! Wow, I am so thrilled for them! She is so excited and he's excited but only as excited a man can get about something like this :P They will be wonderful parents and the other great news is.....THEY WILL BE STATIONED IN NORTH CAROLINA SO WE WILL ACTUALLY BE CLOSER!!! YAY!!!! I'm so thrilled!

This news is wonderful and so exciting but at the same time my heart just yearns for that feeling. The feeling of carrying life inside of you. Having the overwhelming feeling when you hear the news you are pregnant. Tears come to my eyes when I think of the day God blesses Tim and I with a child. We know everything is in Gods timing and we know it will happen when we least expect it but my hear fills up with joy at the thought of this.

Don't get me wrong, Tim and I love the fact that we can get up and go at a moments notice, we can enjoy going out to dinner here and there, spending time with our friends, travel and not having to worry about everything we need for a child. But our desire is to have a child of our own. I know God has something special in store for us. We've even talked about adopting. But we still have time :)

God is so good. It seems when we are running through life's journey and caught up in the hustle and bustle of all that life offers, news like this is just wonderful! Each life is precious :)

Thank you Lord for saving my soul!!

Love,
Ann

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Most days go without a hitch...

Then there are others that don't go as planned. This morning I woke up with a headache that pretty much put me in bed all day. I had my week planned out. Working overtime to try and keep us ahead on our bills (I am acutally enjoying working overtime I seem to be learning a lot more and its not that its required but it is very helpful when the pay check comes!). My saturdays have become another work day and it seems by the time Sunday rolls around we struggle to make it through the day. I know I need to slow down and take a deep breath. Tim preached Sunday on the parable of a rich man who had so much harvest that he had to take down his barns and build bigger ones. The rich man continued by saying that he wouldn't have to work and would be able to enjoy life and relax for many years because of the harvest he took in. It was then that the Lord said to him that he was going to die that night and what legacy had he left behind??? As I listened to him preach I thought of my life. Is all the time I put into work vain? I know God blesses us with jobs, and money, and family. But I have given up my Saturdays for work, I haven't had my heart fully in the few ministries I am in. I felt as if God had the message just for me. I am at a new cross road in my life. I love my job and don't mind working the over time. Then on the other hand I feel as if my heart has become hardened towards the bus ministry, the teen class, and soul winning. I know what my priorities should be. Why is it so stinkin hard to make the choice though?!?!?! I guess this is when we realize that the flesh is winning and our service to God is dwendling? My challenge to myself as well as those who read this....what will be waiting for you in heaven? Hay and stuble? Or precious gemstones and crowns to cast at the foot of our Savior?

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

time is a flyin....

I can't believe its 2008, I can't believe its the MIDDLE of February! I can't believe how fast time really does fly when you grow up. It just seemed like yesterday I left for college, met Tim and got married. Tim and I have been together for 9 years and in July it will be 7 years of marriage. What a blessing. I can't believe the high Mountain tops we have been able to enjoy and the amazing growth while we were in some DEEP valleys.

Tomorrow will be valentines day and it just seems so different than all the others. Every year I would dream Tim would do something HUGE, something so romantic, I just knew he would...and every year I would let myself down. This year is different. My husband hasn't always been the greatest romantic, but he has always made sure I was happy, taken care of, and never in need. I look forward to tomorrow but with the feeling of thankfulness for having such a wonderful husband. Over the last few weeks I have come to realize how selfish I really have been all these years. I do not deserve Tim. I am thankful God gave him to me though. He means the world to me. He is my best friends, my lover, my support, my partner in crime, and the best thing that has ever happened to me. I plan on making him a card telling him all the wonderful things I love abut him and then giving him the receipt to a hat I bought him for the Giants winning the Super bowl. I love that man so much.

Things have been so hectic over the last two months that I look forward to some time off soon. I don't know when but soon. I'd like to get my house put back together and maybe go visit some friends in another state.

Well I should get going, my lunch is almost over and I have so much work to do. Tim has a tournament game tomorrow for his JV basketball and I will be able to be there to root him on. YAY!

Hope all is well...
Love,
Ann

Friday, February 1, 2008

February Already?!?!?!

I can't believe it is February already! I mean my year started off pretty rough. So much drama, so many trying times. I didn't think I was going to make it and now its already February! There is so much going on, and so much coming up that I don't know if I will have a moment to breath! God is so good though. It seems like even in the darkest moments He's there, comforting you, that is if you are looking for Him.

Tim's 30th Birthday is right around the corner and I haven't even started planning for it. I want it to be a surprise but don't know if I can pull it off. There is so much to think about....I don't want it to be the "Oh you are getting old" theme. I know he is probably expecting that ;) I really want to do something big for him. So I've started working tons of over time. I have 3 months to save up. I'm thinking maybe the wii, I really want to get him his go fast bike but He hasn't even had the time to get his liscense and I have a feeling I wont see him ever if I get him that ;). Not only that but we are trying to start a family and It's just not practical right now. We shall see.

Work has been very trying. There are 3 ladies who have it out for me. I love being blind sided by issues (I'm not even being sarcastic there). It's nice to not be wrapped up in the rumors and drama of the work place. I just put my headphones on and listen to uplifting and glorifying to God Music! AMEN!! I received a very nice raise and it's nice to be appreciated for the hard work you put in. It makes all the "trying" times not feel so bad :).

Well I should get going, lunch is almost over and I have a few things to take care of. Have a fantabulous day!!