"We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God; and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ."
2 Corinthians 10:5

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Engagement Story!!

I have officially been engaged for a week and a day now and for those of you wondering...yes, I'm still on cloud nine!! :) I wouldn't mind staying here for the rest of my life. What a sweet story I have for you. (get your blankets and hot chocolate and let's gather 'round) I must have told this story at least a hundred times in just one week and I've yet to grow tired of telling it. I drove to Griffin this past weekend to see my sweetie. There was an event at his church that night that we had to attend and later that evening I was to spend the night with our friends Todd and Jennifer. Well, I arrived to Aaron's apartment a little after 10 AM on Saturday morning. He had called to check on me a couple of times to see how close I was - now we know why! When I reached Aaron's door and knocked, he opened the door, peaked his head out, took my things from me and as I walked in, the first sight that I see is rose petals and lit candles on his living room floor. Talk about a sister's heart doing the biggest somersault EVER!! I immediately knew then what was about to happen and the first words out of my mouth were - "Aaron King, what are you doing??". As if I didn't know!!!!! So Aaron took my hands, kissed me, told me that he loved me and that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me, got down on his knee, and ASKED ME TO BE HIS WIFE!! I said yes faster than lightening, kissed him, then commanded him to show me that bling of a ring and put it on me! :) I was pretty calm at first, but as started thinking about what was really going on, I got REALLY excited and I'm pretty sure that FREAK OUT got a new name that day! My sweet fiance LOVES video, computer stuff, etc. So, wouldn't you know that he hid a video camera to capture this incredibly special moment on film. As much as I hate seeing myself on video, I am in love with the fact that we have this sweet moment forever. I'm trying to get up the nerve to allow him to post the video for you all to watch. Maybe in another week?? :) I LOVE that man and I cannot wait to be his wife. The Lord has lavished His goodness over me by giving Aaron to me and I hope to honor that always. I'm a blessed girl. Enjoy some pics and be on the lookout for that video...which I believe should be titled "Girl Freaks Out".

Sunday, June 7, 2009

What will I leave behind?

I had to attend a funeral today of a dear, sweet older lady that I attended church with from birth to about the age of 22. Yes, she was one of those ladies that could tell you stories of changing my diaper in the church nursery when I was a baby or all the times my parents would have to take me out in the middle of service to spank me. Yes, I know you all think I've always been the angel that I am now...sorry to disappoint. :) The older I get and the more I come to learn what an impact (good or bad) we have on others lives, the more careful and intentional I want to become about leaving behind a life of good, not a life of mess. Listening to all the things said today about this sweet lady and the legacy that she is leaving behind has caused me to think a lot today on what kind of legacy I want to leave behind. Needless to say, I have a lot to improve on and a lot to strive for. I hope that what I want to leave behind one day, will be what I will leave behind one day. Some thoughts from today on what I want kind of legacy I want to leave...
  • That I strive to live a full, abundant life here on this earth...knowing that this is one of the many reasons Jesus came..so that I could have and experience that with the promise that the best is yet to come! (John 10:10)
  • That I have a genuine love for the people in my life and that my actions and words toward them would show them this love.
  • That I'm a hard worker.
  • That I can "laugh at the days to come" because I know my God is Sovereign and that everything is under His control and command. (Proverbs 31)
  • That I strive to do everything "without complaining or arguing".
  • That I don't worry.
  • That I'm easy going and fun to be around.
  • That I'm a good listener.
  • That I like to learn and that I'm willing to accept when I've done something wrong and am not too proud to correct it.
  • That I love the Lord above all else and this is evident in my devotion to Him and in my heart towards others.
  • That I'm a caring, loving wife (hopefully one day!) who treats my husband with honor and respect...knowing that he is a treasure.
  • That I'm a mother (hopefully one day) who will strive to train my children up in such a way that causes them to seek after their Savior and want to please Him in all that they do. And pour out more love on them than they can stand...even when they disappoint me.
  • That I have a servant heart and strive to place others before myself.
  • That I'm graceful and act like a lady.
  • That I find contentment in small things - that I'm simple.
  • That I think before I speak.
  • That there just aren't many things in life worth letting yourself get "rawled" up and upset about.
  • That it's important to keep the commitments you make and stick with the job until it's completed.
  • That I dream big and don't limit what God can and wants to do with my life.
  • That I am smart with money but that I don't hold onto it tightly.
  • That I smile at everyone I meet.
  • That I'm adventurous and want to see and experience things.
  • That I love to encourage.
Just a few things that have crossed my mind today. Definitely have lots of work to do but it's always good to reflect on things we want/should be striving for. What will you leave behind one day? Just think about it. Have a great week! :)