August 11th update: She’s feeling a lot better and is in much less pain now! She’s still taking OTC pain meds to cope with aching in her jaw and gums, and her diet mainly consists of very soft foods. 😊❤️ Thank you all for your prayers!
Hello! 🙂 ❤ In this quick update post, I’d like to ask you to please keep my mom in your thoughts and prayers. Yesterday afternoon, she had a molar and a wisdom tooth extracted.The surgery was successful, but because she has a history of low platelets, she had prolonged bleeding at the surgery sites for hours afterward. She had to keep replacing the gauze every hour or so until late last night, which was quite painful and difficult since her gums are so sore. She’s been able to drink some water and is taking OTC pain meds, and while she had some yogurt last night, she hasn’t been able to have anything else to eat since then.
I’m inviting you to grab a cup of coffee and stay for a while – I’d love to have a coffee chat with you! In this post, I’ll tell you about my past few weeks, and you can let me know in the comments below what life’s been like for you lately.
Starting a couple weeks ago, I began looking into getting work. I applied at a few places, went to one interview, did a lot of thinking and praying, and sorted through how getting my first job would affect my life and make me feel. I really, really thought at the beginning of this job-hunting journey in January that it would be a wonderful situation, that the timing would be right, and that I would be ready for this.
What ended up happening, however, really challenged me to view my life differently.
Looking into potentially acquiring my first job really put me in a kind of spotlight I haven’t experienced before. I had to be professional and prepared in a way that other situations haven’t required me to do in the past. I questioned my abilities and my strengths, but I also ended up singling in on my weaknesses. I began feeling unqualified for what I was trying to do, and feelings of hopelessness began to creep into my subconscious thoughts.
The biggest thing I noticed, however, was this: I was trying to work out something in my life that the Lord didn’t have ready for me.
In my relationship with the Lord, there have been countless times where I’ve desperately desired something to the point where I’ve tried to pursue it with His blessing. That’s not how following Him works, and I’ve ended up learning it the hard way.
The Lord knew all along that to get me to have the mindset He wanted me to have, I’d have to go through valleys, lowlands, and many pits before I was willing to truly say, Not my will, but Yours be done.
I have been following the Lord for seven years. Since I was eleven years old, I have been deeply in love with my Heavenly Father, and that has slowly been changing the way I look at my life and this world.
Things that used to haunt me are now temporary aspects of my personality that He’s enabling me to overcome. The things I used to “need” more than Him are now things I no longer desire. For years, He’s been tenderly teaching me that He is trustworthy. He has beautiful plans for me. I do not need to go through this life anxious or afraid.
Trying to find a job without first knowing, through prayer, that it was His will ended up stressing me out beyond measure. I was attempting to do the next, logical step for my life in my own strength instead of having faith and relying on His strength.
Yesterday morning, for the first time ever, I truly felt like I could tell Him that what He has for me means much more to me than anything this world has to offer.
Starting now, there will be a difference in how I post. I want everything I share on this blog to be a blessing to me and an encouragement to others. I want to be intentional in the way I live, so that everything I do, say, think, and feel would be filtered through the Lord’s love.
“But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” – Isaiah 40:31
Hey ❤ I wanted to write this quick update post to share two things. One is about blogging, and the other is a life update.
First, family: my dad fell at work this morning (he slipped on mud and concrete outside) and broke his right wrist. He’s doing alright right now, although I’m honestly kind of still shaken by the news.
I shared one of his favorite Bible verses at the beginning of this post, because it always makes me think of him.
I’d really appreciate your thoughts and prayers! This isn’t actually the first time he’s broken a wrist; he broke his left one in 2014. I’m truly praying that this injury won’t be as hard on him as that one was.
I desire to trust in the Lord with this situation. The unknown scares me, and I really want my dad to be okay. However, I’m focusing on leaving it all in the Lord’s hands and not getting stressed about it. I know He’s caring for my dad and our family.
The blogging update I mentioned is because I wanted to say that because I’m working on posts for the end of December and first week of January, I’ve been a bit absent lately. I can’t wait to share all the posts that are coming up!
Thank you so much.
“The Lord is my strength and my song, and He has become my salvation; this is my God, I will praise Him, my father’s God, and I will exalt Him.” – Exodus 15:2
Hi there! Happy Sunday to you. 😊💛 This is going to be a quick, fun post that I’m sharing with you on this fine weekend. I spent yesterday afternoon going to different stores with my dad (which was very enjoyable, by the way!), so I wasn’t able to do much in relation to blogging. As I write this, it is now 10:44 PM my time on Saturday night and I’d love to go to bed. 😂👌🏼 This is blogging dedication at its finest, y’all! (I’m suddenly very southern 😳😂)
Hello! I hope you’re having a beautiful day 😊💜 Earlier this week, my mom and I were discussing the fact that I never thought I’d have baby siblings at the age I am now. Elizabeth’s (2) and Isabella’s (eight months) presence in my life has completely altered where I spend my time, which has then impacted and changed me in many different ways.
I have had this surgery now and am recovering beautifully! Come read my update post here.
Hey guys ❤ I hope you’re doing well 🙂 I don’t usually aim to share two posts in one day, but that’s just how today has gone. The one I posted earlier is about how I’ve been thinking about my responses to my family lately. While talking to my mom a few moments ago, she was encouraging me to write a post on how I’m feeling about the surgery tomorrow … so that’s what I’m doing right now.
I’m more worried now than I was when I found out that the surgery is scheduled for tomorrow. I figured this would happen, and it makes sense, but I wish my anxiety hadn’t grown. I’ve been reading the Bible and listening to uplifting songs these past couple of days, and that has definitely given me peace, but my fears have been giving me trouble.