Monday, May 21, 2012

calm before the storm

I'll be a Mrs. in 12 days.

Hence the silence on my blog. If you weren't aware, it's very time consuming to plan a wedding.
But never fear. My plan to is come back afterward even more active than I've been before. I have lots of big ideas for this blog and I'm excited to get started on them!

The adorable clothespin replicas of John and I are a favorite gift from John's fellow teacher. 


Thursday, May 10, 2012


Maid of honor's bouquet. See you at the wedding!

Made of twigs, see pods, scrap-booking paper, napkins, coffee filters, and floral tape.


Friday, May 4, 2012

have courage

This is my Angel of Courage. It was a gift from my 7th grade math teacher when I was preparing to move midway through the year to a new school. I've always kept it with me, ever since. It is one of the only purely decorative items that keeps making the cut to come to college each year, and it always sits right on my desk where I can see it, even now.

Moving at 12 is hard for a kid, but it made me stronger. Courage is really about doing what your afraid to do because you know you need to. It has nothing to do with the fear you feel, only the way you act. 

Moving at 21 is plenty scary, and I still need to have courage. I need to walk into all these job interviews (two today!), learn to drive in crazy traffic, and try to follow God's will for my life with courage, even when I don't know what is going to happen. I have felt the fear, but I have not been mastered by it. 

So once again, here is my re-commitment to being courageous--in the big, and in the small.
Favor the brave. Do what makes you stronger, and don't give up.

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