Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Two and half months and counting (with big changes)

Wow has it really been over a month since my last post? Well life has gotten pretty insane. Work was getting out of hand because I was working 35+ hours a week and I finally got the courage to get them to cut my hours. From that point on it's been pretty smooth. School I must say has been up and down. I'm not failing but it's been very difficult to keep up with my online courses and I'm praying I will find a balance to keep it all together.  Wedding wise my family and I are finally on the ball with stuff for the wedding. On Saturday we got a bunch of flowers for the center pieces in the reception. Gotta love Michael's having a sale! I also decided to add on fourth bridesmaid to my bridal party. It's a very dear friend from my time at BCF and I am so excited she is going to be up there with me and the rest of my girls. Nathan and I have been very blessed this past month with managing to see each other about once a week and it's been so wonderful. We did finally get engagement pictures done and they turned out very well. We might do another session with friend of ours because we found a location in Altamonte Springs that we fell in love with and would love have some shots taken there.Also we have our wedding bands and I will be scheduling my first fitting sometime in April.

A big answer to prayer came Monday but I need to give a little bit of background information: Ever since Nathan decided on where he would go to seminary, we have been faced with the big decision of whether to stay in Florida while he continues online or to move up to North Carolina right away. We have gone back and forth for months asking different people and getting different answers each time. About 3weeks ago I told Nathan that we needed to apply for housing at the seminary and if we were approved, we should go. So fast forward to this past Monday and well... we were approved for housing and are now looking to schedule a move in date. Yes we are indeed, moving to North Carolina. A missionary came and spoke on the day before finding this out and she quoted Proverbs 16:9 "The mind of man plans his ways but the Lord directs his steps". My mom has told me this has  been a crucial verse for her and my dad over the years and now it's becoming one for Nathan and I as we plan out how we will start our married life.I'm not going to lie, it's down right terrifying knowing I am moving to a totally different state that's over 500miles from home with a new husband with just our savings, possessions and God's promise to not leave us. I have looked online at where we will be living and the place looks nice. We will really need prayers as we prepare for the homestretch of the wedding and our move to North Carolina. Needless to say, the next 3months are going to be hectic.


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  2. (Whoops, I accidentally deleted my comment! I'll give it another try. Good thing I copied it before I posted it. :-))

    Hey girlie, I am finally able to read your blog! I am so excited for you and Nathan, and for how God is leading you two. It was so wonderful to connect with you the Sunday I was home, and I have been praying for you. I know that you guys have more questions than answers right now about the future and how everything will work out. Just continue staying in the Word and walking closely with the Lord, giving all your fears and worries to Him. He will continue to faithfully provide and lead and guide you, just as He's promised. Here's a quote someone shared with me the other day...

    "What is around the next corner? We don't know; but we shall find that which we expect--- the loving-kindness of our God." (Amy Carmichael)

    Love and prayers, Sarah :-)