I'm still completely exhausted from the trip last weekend. I even caught a little of the sniffles, but nothing major. This house is a mess, laundry hasn't been done, and there are still dishes in the sink from before we left. I'm having a whole lot of trouble getting motivated, especially since mid terms are next week. It is back to reality with school and work. No more stealing the husband and having him all day to myself. Sigh...And then this verse hit me.
Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation. Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky.(Philippians 2:14, 15 NIV)
okay God, I get it. :)
I guess the saying rings true, "you never have more time than you do now." Thanks momma Jen. I'm trying to make the most out of my time, but it seems there isn't enough time (and do the things I need to without complaining) I will keep learning how to be a good steward of my time.
So, enough ramblings for me but now onto my Sweet friend Hannah.
Hannah's wedding was beautiful. Its funny how being married effects you. I was happy for Hannah to be getting married but Kendall had not met Kip so there was a little part inside of me that wanted Kendall to give his blessing too, so I could give over my full blessing. Kendall's a huge part of me now, so it makes sense that I would want him to give full approval. Once Kendall finally met Kip and they hung out I could finally give myself over to being 100% at peace and satisfied. And let's be real, we definitely will be hanging out together in the future and it would be extremely difficult to do so if Kip and Kendall didn't get along.
There was lots of errands, decorating, crafting, little sleep and many cups of coffee to prepare for the big day Saturday. Every dollar spent, worth it. Every mile, worth it. Every second of lost sleep, worth it.
Seeing Kip's face when he saw Hannah....
photo by Kristiane Webb
I spent hours creating and wiring together flowers. I actually really enjoyed it. I've never been one for flowers, but I was swooning over the ones I got for the wedding.
I made Hannah's bouquet. It was my special little project. You can't see it this picture, but I got her a little pearl charm bracelet with charms that reminded me of her. My handsome mister made the photo too. :)
Now for some pictures of the fun reception:
And what's a garter toss without shooting it out of a cannon??
I caught word that this sweet couple has gotten back from their honeymoon. I hope we see them sooner than later.
photo by Kristiane.
So Hannah, I'll leave you with the same advice I left Carlie from my short 9 months of marriage, even though your sister has already given you some amazing words of wisdom.
My "advice" to you:
1. As you grow closer to God you will grow closer to each other. It is a redemptive relationship. God will show you grace more than you've ever seen in your life. :) Do not find your identity in your husband, but always find it in Christ. Your husband cannot give to you what only God can. So, make sure you are being continually renewed in Christ so that you can pour into your husband.
2. Do rely on your husband for spiritual guidance in decisions and daily life. Trust in the Lord that He will lead your husband and you follow in his decisions. Whether they are right or wrong, always be there to support and encourage him so that he does not become discouraged in himself to make decisions for your family again.
3. Do not put too much pressure on yourself to have the house spotless and food on the table everyday. There are days it may not happen and spending time with him is more important. However, if your husband asks for something to get done, do it.
4. Spend time in prayer alone and together. Pray over him every day he walks out the door of your house. Cover your home in prayer.
5. You aren't promised any time with your husband so treasure every moment. Do not waste time being mad at one other. Communicate and work it out. Don't leave him guessing about what your mad about, just tell him. Leave notes around the house to remind him of your love even when your gone.
Happy Weekend Friends!
P.S. I interviewed at Starbucks yesterday and I am so praying I get the job, join me?