Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Too Blessed to be Stressed

Life is full of blessings lately. I feel as though I sometimes fail to remember just how blessed my life really is. With that said, my weekend was really great!

Friday, we went to a Randy Rogers concert. W, Pnut, the Harris twins (Tiff & Tam) and the brother. Sam & W were out on the idea of the concert almost immediately. Regardless, the rest of us all had so much fun. It's funny how you get a certain group together and it just feels like home. After the concert we met up with W & Sam to play foosball. (shocker?) Hank played chauffeur because we knew we may have a few cocktails and we didn't want to drive after that, with age comes responsibility and I'm proud to say I've figured that out. By the time we came back, Eric & Michelle had met us at the house and we stayed up and talked about our busy weeks on the porch. It was a nice relaxing night!

Hanky Bear, D Shock and Tanner Harper

Saturday morning, W & I got up and went and got McAlister's and filled up on a sammich and lots of sweet tea. I got lucky when I walked into Shoe Carnival that day, I got 3 pairs of shoes for $50. (holla) That afternoon we headed back home to get ready for Jeff & Taylor's wedding. The wedding was beautiful. Very simple, right on the lake, just the right amount of people and friendly faces. It was a lot of fun catching up and enjoying the girls. Taylor, her bridesmaids, KC, Tosha and I all sang Wannabe by Spice Girls and we were AWESOME. That night we stopped by the Choctaw Casino because we had never been and listened to live music and eventually headed home.


Two of my Favorites

Sunday we got up just in time to meet up with Chandra, Betty and Baby B. I love them... a bunch! We had Simple Simons pizza, ya know, my old stompin' grounds. After that we went and spent some time at Buzz & Chandra's house. I kissed Brentli's cheeks a gazillion times! We talked about just everything and then W & I taught her how to fly by me lying on my back and W holding up her little (long) legs. She liked that. I always hate saying goodbye to those girls. (girls being Betty, Chandra & BK) I wish we lived closer, everytime I leave I mean to start looking for a home in their neighborhood.  The reality is that I will see them again this weekend, but still , this aunt Tee Tay feels like she is missing out on Brentli happenings. She is such a blessing! My sister is a really great mom and I hope that someday I can be half the mom she is.

Baby B stylin' in her new winter wear

Yesterday was a bit of an emotional day for me but at the same time it was ultimately a very enlightening day. Enlightening in terms of the people I work for, friendships, my relationship with W and more importantly my relationship with God. I say it, but never enough, I'm very lucky with the people I surround myself with. I'm lucky to have people that I work with who are understanding in things that come up that I need to take the day off for, who forgive me for my mistakes, who make me laugh when they know that I'm down about something, and accept me for who I am. I'm lucky to have a friend who lives 800 miles away that I can pick up the phone to talk to about certain situations and let my guard down and become emotional and she has the right words to respond back with and I end up getting off the phone with a smile on my face and a more positive attitude towards situations. I'm lucky to have friends that I can text and email prayer request to who respond back with encouraging words and scripture without asking details, who know my heart and are great people who have been a part of my life for years. I am lucky that I have a boyfriend who came home yesterday from work, turned off the television and took the time to talk about how my day was and offered to cook instead of making me. And finally I'm lucky to have a relationship with God that he knows my faults in this life but at the same time he knows my heart. A God that I can come to about things that I don't share with others and that just by talking with God I am able to wake up the next morning with the strength I know came from a higher power. A God that helps my drive to work become one of seeing all of the blessings he has given me. I am so thankful. I am so blessed.

With that said my friendly readers, I'm going to ask that you do me a favor and help fulfill a prayer request from me. If you would just pray for a situation that is going on that involves some people who are very special. Pray for God to help everyone involved in the situation to keep faith in his works and pray that God reminds these involved that God is in control and he has a plan and knows our hearts.

I'm going to leave you with a scripture that one of my friends responded to an email with after asking her for an unspoken prayer request:

"In the same way, the Holy Spirit helps us where we are weak. We do not know how to pray or what we should pray for, but the Holy Spirit prays to God for us with sounds that cannot be put into words. God knows the hearts of men. He knows what the Holy Spirit is thinking. The Holy Spirit prays for those who belong to Christ."   Romans 8:26-27

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