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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Life Catch Up

WOW I cannot believe it's been 28 days since my last post!! Am I even allowed to technically call myself a blogger anymore? Yeah...probably not. I have missed reading your stories and telling you mine SO MUCH, but honestly life has been happening! And I ain't mad about that!
 
So here's a little catch up for your reading pleasure ~
 
I know the big thing everybody wants to know about is this boy I've been vaguely tweeting about! Kinda funny that in my last Thursday Things To Love post I mentioned that I was taking a dating break. And I really had every intention in my heart to do that! But the boy I said had asked me out and I turned him down in that post? Well he asked me out a couple more times and after turning him down again, I recognized his persistence and agreed to go out with him. Well that was a month ago and we have been together almost everyday since then. I affectionately refer to him as my "almost boyfriend". I forgot how much fun it is to feel this excited! This is the by far the biggest risk I've taken in a year and a half, and honestly even though it's a little scary - it's mostly just filling my heart up. I already have my hopes up, don't get me wrong, but I really want God to be in control of this situation. I don't want to rush it or try to control it. I just want to enjoy it for the blessing that it's been. Maybe more to come on him later...

More good news is that I'm going on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic at the end of July. I cannot tell you how genuinely excited I am!!! I'm still not 100% how I am going to make all the money pieces come together, but I know they will. I feel so led to go and even if I can't spend a penny until then, I will make it work. Will you just pray for me? Will you pray that all the funding comes together and that our group stays focused on our mission and keeps our eyes on God during this awesome time? Thank you friends! I  would appreciate it so much!

Speaking of praying, please keep my mama in your prayers too. (I know I'm asking a lot of you guys today!) I can't remember if I shared the news here or not, but we found out at the end of April that not only is she still battling the stage 4 lung cancer after over a year - but now she's also been diagnosed with stage 2 leukemia. Some days are better than others, but she is really sick. I'm thankful that our relationship has improved so much during this sad time, but we still have rocky times. We really won't know more until later in June when she has another scan. The Lord is faithful, and I know He will take care of her during this time. That doesn't mean that her body will necessarily be healed of this awful cancer, but hopefully all the praying we are doing will comfort her and let her know she's not fighting alone.

Summertime is here finally! For me that means still striving to get my lake body back in shape after lots of neglect. I've made some good progress, and bought some new jeans but I still have a ways to go. I'm doing this challenge for June. My workouts have been so sporadic that I figure this is better than no workouts at all.
 
I think pretty much everything else is status quo around here. Things continue to happen at a rapid pace (feels like), but I think I'm just handling them better. Deep breaths!

I'm going to leave you with one of my favorite YouTube videos right now. You're welcome! :) Glad we got to take a few minutes to catch up. I won't be a such a stranger anymore, hopefully! XOXO
 
 
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31 comments:

Rachel S. said...

Yay for dating!! Also keeping your mom in my prayers!

Katie said...

A lot of positive things going on right now for you! That's awesome!! Hoping your mom's fight is also positive and she pulls through this hard time.

Shannon Q. said...

happy dance to all the wonderful things happening in your world!!

Lindsey @ Life on Countryside said...

happy dance! now text me and tell me about this almost boyfriend please! i am never on twitter so I don't see these tweets!

Nikki said...

Sorry to hear about your momma. I will be praying for her. Have a blast on your mission trip! I loved the mission trip I went on and you are absolutely correct all the money pieces will come together!

Fran @ Sassy Southern Bride said...

So many awesome things are happening in your life right now and I am so excited for you. I just know your mission trip is going to be amazing. I will keep your mom in my prayers.

Chelsee W said...

Yay for dating! That is so exciting! Oh gosh girl I will def. keep your mom and you in my thoughts and prayers. I actually will join this June challenge with you!

Britt said...

Hooray for dating but I'm so sorry to hear about your mom! Thinking of you and happy to have you back!

Brianne said...

Your mama is definiely in my thoughts! YAY for dating!

Amy @ Living n Learning said...

I thought I saw you talking about a boy on the Twitter! I'm happy for you girl. Prayers are definitely being sent your way that things with the boy work out the way they're supposed to and for your mom.

And I've definitely missed you as a blogger! I just came back today from a 21 day blogging break. Apparently great minds think alike!

Joey said...

YAYYYYYYYY for the almost boyfriend!!! Yip skiddly dooooo!

Your momma will definitely be in my prayers. Be sure to keep us posted!

love you!

Lindsey Peterson said...

How exciting about the boy! I recently ventured into the online dating world and it's...interesting to say the least. haha I will be praying for your mom and the funding for your trip! Sounds like God has awesome things and growth opportunities headed your way.

Christina said...

yes of course you are still a blogger!! earlier today i was at ulta and looked up your post about nyx glosses. :) your hand swatches are what helped me choose my 2 first colors. :) i got creme brulee and apple strudel. that is great about your mission trip. i will send you good vibes and love that it'll all work out. :) xo

Ashley Robyn said...

So happy to see you happy friend. I know the mission trip will work out the way that it is suppose to, just like your encounter with said (or not said) man. Count me in fo the workout with you. Keep me motivated ok?! Miss you pretty lady. Hope Tilly lady is doing great.

Hallie Oceanside said...

So happy for you and the boy situation:) You go girl!

I'll be thinking of you and your momma!

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

Been missing you, girl! I'm glad things are going so well for you!!!! :D

Kait said...

I've missed you! So glad to see you're back again and I'm happy to feel your happiness through words when talking about the exciting things in your life. I'm sad to hear about your momma but know that I'm praying for her and wishing you both the very best. Have a beautiful week! XO

Pamela said...

Praying for you & your family!! So happy that things are going so well for you!!! eeeek :)

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

Will be keeping you Mom in my prayers! Do tell about the boy! Is he a little bit country, a little bit rock and roll? ;) }

Alyssa said...

Can't wait to hear more about this almost boyfriend!!! Thinking about you and your Momma :)

MommyMandy Musings said...

Absolutely praying for your mom. And I can't wait to hear more about this almost boyfriend!! That June workout sheet looks awesome...I might have to jump in on that too!

Jill @ Bluegrass Belle said...

Yay for your post and almost boyfriend! I will say a prayer for your mom as well as your mission trip :)

P!nky said...

Weeeeeeeeeee I was so glad to see your post! And woop almost boyfriend. Just enjoy it, you've got the right idea!

Prayers for your mom for sure.

And I know God will bring you the money for the trip. YOu are going to have a blast!

Sarah said...

This makes my heart SO FULL :)


i am so happy for you and this 'almost boyfriend' I called D my 'manfriend' FOREVER until he told me to stop and just call him my boyfriend lol

Keeping your mama in my prayers & also that trip!!

SO glad you are back lady!!!

callie ;) said...

continuing to keep you in my prayers for all of the above, girlfriend! also, will you be sharing how we can help aid your fundraising efforts for your mission trip? i would love to help, even if it's just a little!

Barbara Vines said...

OK. So #1 - I was wondering where in the world you went! #2 - you're dating! And that is great!! Yay for love. #3 - I will keep your momma in my prayers & your upcoming mission trip. Are you doing any fundraisers for your trip? #4 - Mean Tweets = SO SO SO FUNNY!!

Welcome back sista!

Helene in Between said...

omg soooo much excitement!! i will be praying for you on your trip- that is amazing! and i can't wait to hear more about this guy!!

Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

I'm so happy to have you check back in girl! Yeah for the new dating developments....keep me in the loop. I was also keep your mom in my prayers girl...I am so sorry to hear that.

Lins - Domesticated Working Woman said...

Very excited for you! Also, I'm accepting your workout plan as a challenge to do it myself!

Krysten Quiles said...

That is not even fair to have lung cancer and leukemia at the same time. She's in my thoughts!

And dating!? WOOT!

Amanda aka Manda said...

I'm so excited for you and the new "almost bf" and the mission trip! So awesome!!! So excited for all you have going on! Can't wait to watch it all unfold and see how God works in your life! Praying for mama bear too! Love you!!!