Thursday, March 8, 2012

My Husband

I say it all the time, but I'm SUCH a nerd. I have a ton of journals and planners and Bibles and books. A TON! I am also a huge list maker. My whole life is a big "to-do" list. I couldn't live without them; they help me cope with my crazy life! So, I thought why not put some lists on my blog so I can actually KEEP UP with where they are? I promise I won't put my "to-do" list, but I have a few others that mean a little more to me than just what I have to do for the day. They are the ones I'd like to keep up with. You can tease me, its okay! :)

This is a list of the qualities I desire in a husband. I know that no one is PERFECT and that my husband is going to be a normal human with flaws. These are just a few things to keep my mind set on so I don't settle for less!

-honest (even in the small things)
-hard worker
-following & growing in Christ
-family oriented
-love Mya as his own
-respectful (especially to girls)
-understands importance of Godly father/husband
-strives to do better
-willing to make sacrifices for family
-always have my back/take care of me
-wise (with money/relationships, etc)
-future minded/has goals
-would purse me
-draws me closer to God
-prayer warrior
-not judgemental/condemning

:) my husband is going to awesommmmmmme & completely worth the wait!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Pet Peeve

It's 3AM right now, and I'm up blogging...?! Okay so there is a reason behind this. Every time I wake up, I check my phone. Twitter, Facebook, etc. (I have a bit of an addiction, I'm working on that!) But anyways, while on Twitter, I saw something that really bothers me.

Matthew 7:21 says, "Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven" Having said that, this pet peeve I have, is of people misusing God. People who are living for the world (partying, sleeping around...) who claim to know God. I believe that knowing God is not knowing ABOUT God. It's a personal relationship with Him. You fear Him, You have faith in His promises. No, Christians are by far not perfect. (TRUST me!) But people who truly know God and have a relationship with Him, who strive to follow His word, who say "no" to living a certain lifestyle, are Christians. Not just people that claim to know about Him. To me, that's disrespectful, not only to God, but also to the people who try so hard to do whats right. It adds to the "hypocrites" of Christianity. So many people don't buy into Christianity because they say there are a ton of hypocrites, which is somewhat true (but that's another story), so we don't need more people claiming to know God and going out on Saturday nights to the club, or cussing like a sailor.

Having said this, I feel a little bad because people may think that I'm saying you have to be perfect to be a Christian, and I am NOT saying that at all. I have fallen short SO many times. I had a kid at 17?! I've made so many bad choices. So, what I am saying is that if you are going to claim to be blessed by God, to know that He is going to take care of you, etc. please have respect for Him. Fear Him.

Matthew 6:24 says, "No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other..." This particular verse is talking about money, but it can be used in another sense. To me, this says you cannot live for the world and also live for God. So, if you are going to live for God, give Him your all. Revelation 3:15-16 says, "‘I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth" This is saying you either live for God, or you don't. It's worse to be in the middle than it is to say you don't believe.

God DOES love everyone. But if you love Him, and want His promises for your life... get to know Him better. Try to live according to His word. I say "try" because it's the hardest thing sometimes, but it's also the most rewarding. God gives me hope, strength and security. It's so easy to live for the world, but it takes proactive decisions to do what God has called us to. 

I'm done preaching :)

(Feel free to talk to me if you have anything to add! :)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Can't help it.

I just love taking pictures of my little one!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


means "Favorite Person Ever." And theseeee are my FPEs! Mind you, it was very late at night so we all look... well, bad. :)

Sara & I were laughing at them because Igenter's feet stunk!

There's Igenter, Sara, myself and Carlos :)

We are just goofs.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

New Year Jingle

Reflection is good & looking back on 2011, there are a few things I would like to change in this upcoming year. Help me stay accountable!

2012 Do’s
• Have a favorite TV show you are dedicated to. (Bc I NEVER watch TV) • Buy at least 1 new NICE lens • Be able to run a 10K.• Save more money this year than any other year / continue "envelope budgeting" • No types of debt. Credit card, student loans, etc. • Do something you have never done before.

2012 Do Not’s
• Worry about a husband, boyfriend, etc. • Overwork yourself. (Tell people NO!) • Get bad grades! • Make excuses for waking up early to study, exercise, etc. • Stress over this list

Friday, December 23, 2011

New Blog?

So, I have had some extra time on my hands being out of school and was thinking of starting a new blog! I made the blog, decorated it the way I liked and even posted once... but then I was looking through this blog, and thought "why don't I just add to the blog I already have?" Well for one thing, I tend to be a little cry baby at times on here. But I do like how I can go back to 2009 and see pictures of Mya! So please excuse my random pity parties. :) I'm not promising to post all the time, but since I have started taking pictures for friends and family, I wanted to have a place to talk about them! And also add a few personal tid bits here and there.

As an update for those who read a few posts back, I was at Liberty University and I was having a bit of a hard time. Since then, I have moved back home and we are living with our family again. I loved being at Liberty, and I miss it often! But I know that it's best for us to be home with family who will support and help us. I am still going to Liberty University Online and now work full time at Franklin Federal.

Life is good! :) I look forward to sharing a little of it with you!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Growing Pains.

This past week I've been in a funk. Even as I write this, I'm holding back tears. But the funny thing is, I can't put my finger on exactly why. I have started and stopped this blog post about 5 times. I'm honestly not a cry baby, but most of my posts go that direction. So I apologize ahead for my pity party...

Coming to Liberty, my expectations were so high. I had it in my
mind that everything was just going to come together with little effort. Bills pay themselves, homework be swift, new friends knock on my door... crazy, right? I'm not really sure what I was thinking, but reality has knocked me down quite a bit.

Normally I balance my bank account almost every day but since I have been here, I rarely ever do it. Last week, I did it. And that same night, in my sleep, I was begging God for help. I woke up doing the same thing. I came to the conclusion that I have no clue how I will be able to finish 3 years of this. And although I never wanted to even think this, I have contemplated moving back home. I want to be at Liberty. I want to feel like I'm doing something with my life and be an example for other young moms. I want to show people that I'm capable even with a kid. Maybe it's my pride that's hurting... or maybe this is just a big test God has given me and I'm not doing so well.

At home, I have more support than I could ask for, I don't worry about finances and I know Mya has people surrounding her that genuinely love her. Even last week, I had to get Mya from daycare because she had pink eye. I took her to my mom so I wouldn't miss more school and because I couldn't do it on my own. Although I have been a "single mom", I haven't really been a single mom until I moved here. I feel the pressure of responsibility and time management.

When I talk to people about this, they come back with the question, "Well, what do you think God wants you to do?" And my answer is, "I know God isn't calling me to comfort." I knew coming here that it would be hard. And that I would have to grow so much closer to God in my faith and trusting in Him. God hasn't told me to stay but He also hasn't told me to go. So maybe this is just growing pains...