Aug 6, 2013

New things ahead

Has it really been ANOTHER week? Shame on me for slacking. A million things have fallen into my lap and I have just been trying to keep up.

Etsy has been super busy, compared the past year, and you have to work pretty hard at it to make it work for you. I would love for you to visit and look around my shop, click this link right HERE! When Nick graduates and goes to training for 2-3 months, I'll be able to spend hours on Etsy without thinking of making dinner or making sure our millions of clothes are washed before he gets home. I guess that's a plus to being a military wife? Sure I'll eat and have clean clothes, but on a very different time schedule.

We have EXACTLY 2 weeks until Nick's graduation. Be sure to follow my Instagram to see all the fun we are sure to have. Lots of family in town, lots of food to be eaten, graduation party decorations, and a cute sailor uniform. I just can not wait! His white uniform brings me back to when he proposed (read about that here). Love my Popeye!

Oh, did I mention that the Navy will be sending movers to pack my life away in a truck in about a month? How did this go by so fast?? I love Destin. I love the people. I love Nick's classmates. I don't want this to end. Honestly, I'm having a hard time with the fact that after the 29th, my life as I know it will change completely. My husband will be gone more than he is here. I will move my pup and I across the country to California. I will again know not one soul. And we will start the search for a home church.

I have my deepest thoughts during my workouts. Am I the only one? The teacher is prancing around showing the next insane way she wants us to do a burpee (yes, we have done them backwards...down an incline....outside) and all I can think about is how God has put me in this place at this time. He reminded me that because I have Him, I can do whatever the task is at hand. I can move across the country and make friends. I can figure out where the best grocery store and where the heck I can find sweet tea. He will not put me in a place and not equip me with what I need. I need Him. I have Him. He will never let go. God gives me courage when I meet a new lady. He gives me discernment when I'm not sure where to join a church when my husband is in training. He has supplied all my needs. I would need 2 blogs to describe all that he has blessed us with since our engagement. I have absolutely nothing to worry about.

Though I hate hate hate not knowing the exact day I'll be moving to California or where I'll be living (closetothebeach..closetothebeach..), I love knowing God is going to show up and deliver. I would be a complete nutcase if I didn't have a real God to depend on. He wants me to lean on Him. He wants me to be ok with the amount of light He has given me at this time.

I love this life and the people God has allowed us to be around. I have no doubts these friendships will last a lifetime and that there will be many more added in the next 6 months. I can't wait to start this next chapter in our story. I am so glad you are here for the ride as well!

Have a great evening!



Katherine Newsom said...

Red Diamond sweet tea. The ONLY sweet tea we've found at the store out here (Walmart, actually) that truly tastes like southern sweet tea. Unless you make it yourself, which we have been lately, and it's just as delicious. It's only in stock maybe every other time I go, so you have to be on the hunt once you get out here. Also, congrats on your husband's (almost) graduation! It is so nice to not have to worry about any more schools and finally settle. Yall are going to love California. And you already have a friend here, I will drive down from Oceanside to see you! Be sure to have fun on your cross country trip, get plenty of sleep each night (trust me) and don't worry too much :)

Nicole said...

Your heart and attitude inspires me SO much! What a huge testimony you are to others. I know that God will reveal himself to you in this season more than ever before. What incredible growth you will experience. I KNOW that he will be near to your sweet heart every step of the way!

Allison said...

I will definitely be praying for you as you get ready for this transition! Knowing God has this all planned out before you has to be comforting, but I can't imagine not knowing anyone and having to start over. Thinking of you friend!

Elisebet F said...

It IS tough to pack things up and move to a new place, but, yeah, God won't give you more than you can handle. Be open and friendly in San Diego, and I'm sure you'll make plenty of new friends. Meeting other Navy wives is so important for a support system, I think, because they truly understand what you're going through.