Tuesday, December 2, 2014


As the busiest time of the year for most people is now upon us, I just want to write a quick post on the blessings that I have had this past year.  I am going to borrow the style of the post from a good friend of mine and do 5 quick takes.

1) Family

This year one of my sisters came back from Texas were she was living for a year.  It has been a good and bad thing.  Good because she is my sister and I am glad to have her closer, bad because we are living in the same house again after getting used to living apart.  The rest of my family has stayed at home and I have really enjoyed spending time with them.

2) A Job

In September, I was faced with the decision to either stay at Lowe's but in a different posistion than the one I had and was really enjoying, or to find a different job.  Throughout the long process (which is still in the works) of staying at Lowe's, I am very blessed to have a job.  Especially a job with a company that is willing to compromise somewhat with me.

3) A Car

Back in June, my first car died on me.  Which then left me in the position of needing to have a car to keep my job, but needing the job to pay for the car.  The usual catch 22 situation that I often find myself in.  I am very grateful to God and my parents for helping provide me with a means of warm reliable transportation.

4) College

This past August, I started college again.  I am taking classes part time at Broome for Civil Engineering.  I am very blessed to enjoy both of my classes and to be able to pay for the classes without needing to go into any debt.

5) A Boyfriend

God decided that it was time for me to not be single anymore and blessed me with an amazing boyfriend.  I have been enjoying spending what time I can with my boyfriend and getting to know him better.  He has been one of my good friends for quite a while and we are both happy to see where God is taking the relationship.

It seems hard to sum up a long amount of time into a short post, but these 5 blessings have been the highlights of my past 6 months of life.  I am excited to see what the next months will bring.  I am sure it will be good with bad, but either way it will be an adventure!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


Yesterday Heather decided to prank me.  She didn't realize that I wasn't coming home until after my college night class, so I was more tired that she thought I was going to be.  After spending all day away, at work, the dentist and then class, I came home.  I ate some food, talked to my mom, applied for a different full-time position at Lowe's, and was ready to go to my room and fall in bed.  My sisters started following me to my room and I asked them why.  They told me that they wanted to make sure that I made it into my bed (yes I really was that tired!).  I thought nothing of it until I got in my room and saw googly eyes on the tops of a pair of my sneakers.  Heather put a total of 17 pairs of large googly eyes all over my room!  I was so tired I couldn't even laugh about it last night.  But this morning, I really enjoyed trying to find all of the pairs of eyes!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Cloudy with a chance of showers

I have been meaning to post again, but life keeps happening and I keep getting busier and busier.  Right now, my life looks like it is cloudy with a chance of showers.  At the beginning of last week I found out that the job I currently have will no longer be mine by November 1.

I went to a ladies retreat this past weekend with my mom and a friend of ours, it was a very peaceful weekend.  It reminded me that when life hands you clouds and storms, it is the perfect time to try to find the rainbow of God's promises.  Even though I am in the process of losing one job and looking for another, I feel very much at peace.  God will take care of all my needs.  I just hope and pray that through this time I am able to shine His light and go where He wants me to.

Just remember, even in the storms of life, God sends His rainbows of promise!