Monday, September 23: A "life lately" post. What you're up to, how you're feeling, how you're doing on your goals, etc.
Life lately has been good. I love how the pace of life slows down when fall comes around (for us at least). That will probably change when we have kids in school someday, but for now, fall slows down. There are more evenings in, watching movies, enjoying our house, and being together.
I love fall because my Bible study starts back up. Its nice to get into a routine with that. I have to work hard to be disciplined with my time management. A good chunk of each day is filled with working part-time at Pallet Service, Nick's family's business. When I'm not working, I participate in two Bible studies, volunteer, write, visit with family and friends, exercise, and take care of errands and things around the house.
We work hard at trying to be healthy. I have a place that I go three times per week to work out, and that has been wonderful. It helps me stay accountable and I make the time to fit it in. I feel good about reaching that goal each week. Nick and I try to eat healthy too, so cooking takes up a good chunk of our evenings home together. This fall, I also made the goal to plan ahead, meal prep and pack lunches for Nick and I. It makes a big difference in not only being healthier, but its also a great way to cut back on unnecessary spending.
My mom and I picked up on our volunteering once a week again, which is really nice. I love spending the time with her too. We stopped when my dad got sick, but now we're back, and it feels so good. We tutor through an after school program at a homeless shelter. I feel a lot more confident helping the younger kids because older kids homework is really hard! And I don't remember anything from math past the 4th grade!
I love working at Pallet Service. I am thankful for the work environment and I am grateful for a part-time job that is challenging enough to be fulfilling.
We're still hoping and praying and waiting to have a baby. Some days are harder than others, but we trust that God is in control and that in His perfect time, it will happen. I feel so lucky to have such a supportive and loving husband at my side who wants the same things. His attitude and strength encourage me, and I am so blessed by his faithfulness.
Overall, life lately is good. Its happy and peaceful. I try to never take these things for granted. I am so thankful for life... the ups, downs, joys, struggles, good days and tough ones. They all mix together to make this beautiful little masterpiece called life.
As I look at my computer screen, I see a little picture of a boy we sponsor in Haiti, and I remember that there are others in the world that don't have all their needs met each day, others that don't feel peace and comfort. I try to remind myself often that life is a lot bigger than my little day to day world, and that God has a whole planet full of his creations, all of who are deserving of love and care. So while many of my day to day moments revolve around me, I am striving to reach out more to situations and places where God could use me. I pray each day that He will mold me, shape me, and create in me a heart that is first and foremost, pleasing to Him. Every day I make myself accountable to God. I believe that He sees me, knows me, and loves me.
And guess what, He sees, knows and loves you too! :)
So, there are some rambles about life lately.
Have a wonderful night.