Thursday, May 26, 2011

A Year Ago...

"...I don't wanna dream. I just want to live it!" -The Big Big Bang by Rock Mafia

We visited our future home for the first time a year ago today. It is so crazy to think how different and how much the same our lives are.

We survived our first Michigan winter. I spent most of mine in the library (or closet) with my view typically looking something like this.

Miss Personality

 We have learned to rely on each other in ways that we didn't prior to coming here. This part has been fun, irritating, exhilarating, frustrating, sweet, and new.

We fell in love all over again.

We missed our families like crazy especially during the holiday season.

We saw the final return of Spring, the first grill of the season and cool cars.

We're most definitely looking forward to what summer holds. It'll be the first time ever that I've not spent the 4th of July with my family and I'm looking forward to the day with friends enjoying the grill and fireworks. It's the only time of the year that we've not experienced what Michigan is like and also our favorite time of the year.

But the biggest lesson we've learned this year is that we always have to be seeking God's will. When you make plans, it is never going to go according to our plan. In fact it's a definite invitation for God to say, "Just watch and see."  Seems simple enough to learn, but I promise it's a lesson that we find ourselves learning every day.

I still want to pinch myself when I realize that I'm in the middle of living my dream. It's so crazy to see how this chapter of our lives constantly unfolds.

Bottom line, while the Michigan drivers may make us crazy, people talk funny and sometimes lack serious manners, I'm glad to be here.

Happy Thursday.


brown eyed girl said...

Ooh, we need to get our tushkises up to Michigan again now that B has a big boy grill! That was some good eats with y'all over that weekend!

I hope this summer brings nothing but happiness for you and B, seriously.

Jessika said...

I seriously got goosebumps reading this! This post is literally a testament of how good God truly is and how he holds true to his promises. So proud of you. Thanks for being a role model ;)

PLBD for life.

Susannah said...

I'm so glad that you are fitting in and having fun! I know it's got to be hard moving up there away from all your fam. Glad y'all are adapting!

Kara said...

I think Summer will be fab up in Michigan. A nice summer instead of the Hot, Hot, Hot summer we will probably have further south.

Brittany said...

Wow! A year already? That went fast!! Wishing you the best this summer!

Lil' Woman said...

Wow I can't believe you've been up there a year already...time really does fly.

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