Thursday, May 10, 2012

learning to deal & week summary

So, where have I been? I sort of took a mini vacation from blogging and haven't spent as much time online this past week. I've had some personal things going on which caused me to withdrawal. I think I needed time away to sort out my thoughts and talk with God. I don't seem to do well with negativity and drama, yet in our world, we are faced with opposition daily. It doesn't matter that my situation or circumstances are different than yours perhaps, we all have those awkward, discouraging days. 

At 29, I am still learning to deal. still learning to reassure myself of who i am and who i am not. The past week has been a deep-thinking, self-reflecting, this-is-how-the-world is challenge. I am in the world, but i am not of the world. We are set apart as God's children. We have a divine purpose. I really believe that. My world is idealistic, full of hummingbirds, flowers, sunshine & rainbows, but sometimes I let the ugly, rude, gloomy reality of this pessimistic world get to me. I will still stand for what is right. I will still get back up even when I tumble & fall. I will rise to the call of being courageous even if I am filled with a little fear, because i know God is for me and with me. I can keep my confidence & seek victory in Christ because he came & conquered death.

Romans 8:31, "What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

2 Corinthians 12:9, "And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

The above two verses are some of my fave scriptures. They were like my theme verses for the week as I was feeling weak too, not just physically but emotionally. Ever have those moments?
I'll give you a summary of my past week daily happenings:

Last thursday: trache change. I go see my pulmonologist every two months for this in-office minor procedure. Yeh, it's painful, but thank God for pain pills! It's part of my routine care with being on the ventilator.

fri: taking it easy because my throat is sore. a little grocery shopping w/two friends.watching little miss sunshine.

C & B! I <3 this pic!
sat: preparing all day to go to my friend tessa's graduation party {hair, makeup, changing outfits, charging batteries}. hang out with C while at party. it's like a big deal to me to actually have my hair looking really nice & styled after being washed, hair dried, curled, pinned,etc-happens like 4 times a year.
The grad, our friend david & me

earrings: along for the ride, shirt: F21, half-tee: downeast basics

sun: packaging mail to be sent, writing notes, cutting coupons, cardmaking, reading, talking to family on the tele.

mon: farewell lunch & being adventurous trying new foods at pita jungle with heide and bev. Bev flew back home the next day after being here for 2 months. It was so nice getting to know her and hear her stories. Good times spent with the ladies, unfortunately i don't think i was made to be a vegetarian.
 Bev looking good w/her makeup!
I just marveled the ceiling & the chandeliers are so cute!I'd love them in my dream home!

 oh & walgreens trip + 2 boxes of l'oreal healthy look hair color for $6 with coupons= success.

p.s.walgreens brand candy is on sale for $.49 per bag til this saturday!!

tues: happy hour at starbucks!! half off fraps umm YESSSSS!! grocery shopping with james. reading alot of my fave blogs that i've missed. thinking what am i going to write about next. 

yesterday: FINALLY getting back on track with Bible study! it felt so refreshing to be back in the Word!  visit w/the grandparents and perla. catching up with my brother. 

nana unsuspected. her new headband
doggy fashion, perla in sportswear

 enjoying the cooler weather outside after a freak rain storm.

Hopefully it won't be over a week til my next post! I've missed you guys! If you made it all the way to the end of this post, well thank you! I know it was long! Keep on being your wonderful selves and we'll chat again soon!


Kelly said...

I missed you!!!!!!!!!!!! This post inspired me and made ME feel better. Thank you!!!!! PS: Your card making skillz ROCK! SO PRETTY!

Sue said...

You are so dang pretty lady! I'm still learning to deal too. I think it's a constant part of life!

Amanda said...

Stay strong.. I support you. :)
Oh and you look fabulous! As always!

shinybutton said...

Hi Britt!

I found your blog through Royal Daughter Designs portfolio, when I was looking ideas for starting a wordpress blog. Anyway, I found you and started reading your posts. I like your writing style a lot, and especially your Mother's Day post.

Tygre Caley said...

"2 Corinthians 12:9, "And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me"

Love this! Found you on the Houtz House Party! Thanks for sharing your heart!