Monday, May 30, 2011

Dreams and Visions

I had a very vivid dream last night, undoubtedly a word from God, and I must share!

I was here in Oklahoma one morning at my parents house when the tornado sirens started going off. I didn't take it seriously at first, I thought they were just testing the sirens for some reason. But then I looked out the back window and saw a tornado right there in the field right across from the house and it was coming straight toward me. So I grabbed the animals, dove into the closet and could see this tornado outside the window spinning all around, like I was inside of it.

After the tornado was gone I walked outside, and there was no damage whatsoever to the house I was in. I had been divinely protected! You could clearly see the path of this tornado, you could see where it had torn up the grass and torn down trees in it's path. You could even see the dirt and grass the tornado had left against the house, showing it was against the house, despite there not being any damage. Incredible!

Storms in this life are inevitable. It was like God was saying that even in the midst of these storms I'm going through and continue to go through, He is right there protecting me and I will not be harmed. What an amazing word from God today! I am so encouraged!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Pictures of our New Apartment!

Baby has lots of closet space!

Soon to be baby's room :-)

Fun guest bathroom

Pantry on top, blankets and towels on bottom

The biggest closet I've ever had!

Our cute bathroom! I love that I got to pick the curtain when my husband wasn't around ;-)

One view of our bedroom

Our bedroom :-)

All of the boxes my sweet husband gets to break down when he gets here :-) This is in the living room

Looking out from the kitchen

Inside the kitchen

Dining area and our sweet little kitchen

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Awesome New Adventures!

It has been a whirlwind this past week, BUT I have vowed to not get too busy for blogging :-)

I am in TEXAS! I can literally hardly believe it, it's been so surreal for me; I keep wondering when vacation is going to end. But it's NOT!

The weather has been a bit of a shock. It's one thing to be here and adjust as the heat gradually starts taking over, but to go from cold to hot and humid right away has actually been hard. I forgot what it was like to sweat all the time, for putting on makeup to be pointless, and for everything I drink to pour sweat and get warm right away. But I wouldn't have it any other way - I LOVE the heat! (Now my apartment needs to open up the darn pool so I can lay out!) Boss isn't really sure what to think of the heat. I took him on a short walk yesterday afternoon and on our way back he spotted a shady place in the grass and just laid down like he'd had enough. Ha poor guy.

I still look back to the Sunday Rob and I were in Dallas after our honeymoon. I remember being in Gateway Church and Emmie and I cried together because we knew it was the last time we'd see each other for a very long time, and it stunk! She said to me to come home soon, and I cried even more thinking Texas would never be home again. I know without a doubt I am right where I'm supposed to be. It almost feels like home. Just need Rob to get here now, and it WILL feel like home.

Everything seems to be falling into place and I'm loving it. God has already tremendously blessed us! I promise I will get pictures posted soon :-)

New adventures, new beginnings, knowing God is true and His word never fails us. Excited, excited, excited!

Malachi 3:10-11
10 Bring all the tithes into the storehouse,
That there may be food in My house,
And try Me now in this,”
Says the LORD of hosts,

“ If I will not open for you the windows of heaven
And pour out for you such blessing
That there will not be room enough to receive it.
11 “ And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes,
So that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground,
Nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field,”
Says the LORD of hosts;
12 And all nations will call you blessed,
For you will be a delightful land,”
Says the LORD of hosts.

Friday, May 13, 2011


Today I have been married 6 months already! Six months in dating or engagement time draaaags on, but not so with married time. I am so in love with the man I married. I see him becoming more of the man God made him to be each day. He has grown in such exponential ways in his relationship with the Lord, and with me. He is the most selfless person I know and he loves me absolutely unconditionally. I don't know what I did to deserve him, but golly praise God for bringing him into my life! Love you baby!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Dancing to the Beat of a New Drum

15 weeks, 5 days.

That's a long time to be pregnant, to adjust your life and diet to being pregnant, and feel completely disconnected.

That's the place I've been in. Being in Canada, I couldn't get any medical care. So I never got the opportunity for that early ultrasound to SEE the evidence. I never had morning sickness, I can still run and do all the exercise I was doing before. Just no more margaritas, and a few other minor adjustments. So for 15 weeks and 5 days I've been emotional and I've been growing out of my clothes, and it's felt like for no good reason.

Rob's family doctor graciously allowed us to make an appointment to come in and hear the baby's heartbeat yesterday. I've been praying and asking God to change my heart, change the way I'm viewing this, let me be excited, have some sort of connection!

So I laid there with Rob next to me, and she put the Doppler up to my belly, and immediately we heard a strong, fast drumming. Our baby's heartbeat! We also heard 'swooshing' noises, which the doctor said was the baby moving around! And it was like my own heart began to dance to the beat of this new drum. There really was another life growing inside of me, and a transformation happened in me. I can't stop thinking about that sound. I can't stop touching my belly! After 15 weeks and 5 days, a miracle has happened in my heart.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Comfort From My Dog

Last night I was sitting on my bed after folding laundry and my dog Boss was laying at my feet. I was looking at him and thinking about how easy his life was. He didn't have a care in the world. He knew I would feed him if he got hungry, he knows I'm gonna love him and play with him, and that I'll take him outside to do his thing. He didn't have to worry about money, or working, or any of those things.

And I began to cry. (please, blame it on the pregnancy hormones)

So I crawled over next to Boss and lay beside him. Now Boss seems to care very much about my well being. He snuggles with me when I'm sad, and when I cry, he feels it's his duty to lick my tears away. Really, he does this every time. So I laid there, and he licked away at my tears, and in that moment God spoke to me.

Yes, God used my dog to speak to me. God will use anything :-)

It was as if God Himself were wiping away my tears and telling me that it's going to be okay, everything is going to work out. Your tears and your sorrow may last for the night, but joy is coming.

I am so thankful for the little things God uses to speak comfort to me.