My life is crazy yall!
I forget how stinkin' busy April and May are each year. Schedules get packed beyond what you thought was possible and somehow you wake up and it's June.
Let me just give you a quick update on all that is/has been going on lately.
April 24 - Mark turned 30. I know he totally looks eighteen, twelve with a hat on, but yes - he turned 30! I told him i'm going to have to start answering him "sir" since he is such a man now. We went to a Dallas Mavericks Game and had wonderful seats very close to the floor. Then we had a crawfish boil with his family, my family, and a few of his friends the next evening.
April 28 - I took pictures of 8 month old twins and I can.not. wait to show you how precious they were/are. They were so content! I was concerned about whether or not they would try to crawl all over the place and if they would scream at this stranger with a camera all up in their space, but they were perfect! Life has seriously been so busy that what usually takes me a week to edit has taken me a whole month. I'll post pictures as soon as i'm finished with them!
May 5 - My sister graduated from college on my 25th birthday. We celebrated both by touring the Parade of Homes.... okay so maybe that wasn't a big celebration for everyone, but i'm counting it as one because hello I love to look at peoples homes. I'm the kind of person that walks in and immediately wants a tour and then I start laying out your furniture in my head. I just love to see how people decorate and etc.. back to the big weekend. We celebrated by going to the lake for a nice boat ride. And then we had dinner at a restaraunt on the lake. (Am I the only person who struggles with spelling that word - the place where you eat food?)
May 7 - We had our first night of Celebrate Recovery. Which is another post entirely in itself. More later.
May 12 - We had a family reunion in Pineville, Louisiana. It's the first one in like fifteen years. And I was reminded how very awakward I am in big groups and I wanted to just sit in my little lawn chair and be content. No really, we had a good time! It's always a little bit weird meeting all these people who are in your family yet with whom you aren't real familair. But yet, when you leave there is a strange connection and sadness because, well, you are family.
May 19 - We (Mom, Dad, Casie, Mark, and I) loaded the truck and made the long trek to Lubbock. We arrived just as the sun was starting to set and man was it beautiful! No trees to block the gorgeous view. Just endless nothingness. Beautiful nothingness! We toured the Texas Tech campus on Saturday (where I took tons of pictures of the pretty flowers, trees, and old buildings) and went to Jordan's graduation that afternoon. Somehow we managed to get back in the car, feeling a little crazy-like from all the hours we had just spent in there what seemed like moments before, and headed home.
And now we reach today... End of the Year parties were today and tomorrow is the last day of school! Of course, we have small groups until June 5th, but that's a breeze compared to forcing a classroom full of six and seven year olds to stay inside when their bodies are screaming for Summer.
We are wrapping up the end of another school year and yet again, changes. This girl who really likes comfort and not so much change is facing changes at the end of her third school year in a row. I go from aide, to moving into the classroom, to almost getting moved to another school but instead just moving classrooms, to this year.... a spontaneous offer to interview in another district and another offer to move schools in my current district. I felt the change coming long ago, but never sought it out. Apparently you don't have to because it'll find you.
If there is going to be change I prefer the forced kind where you only have one option. Of course that's not how it's happening this year. Right now there are possibly two options i'm faced with and well, that terrifies me because i'm such a perfectionist when I make decisions. I will overanalyze until I have made myself sick, instead of resting in the One who knows the plans for my life.
So pray for me in the upcoming week as I interview and then make a final decision.
Mark is so very good for me when it comes to things like this. He encourages me to no end and supports me like no one ever has. He understands that I may be a little crazy and indecisive, but accepts me anyways. And when I get completely emotional about making a decision he reminds me that God still loves me in the midst of my crazy and that we have choice in life. Sometimes two doors are open and it's okay to choose the one that we have wanted all of our lives.
I'll let you know what happens.
Here's to summer months when, hopefully, i'll be able to write more often!! :)