Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Almost there.

Haha this picture is from Matt and my first date last summer. Its not the best picture but it works :)

Matt and i celebrated our one year anniversary last week. Seriously!? Its hard to believe that a year ago last tuesday we went on our first date and realized that we both really liked each other.. It doesnt seem like its been a year. Its been a good one though for sure. Hard.. but good.

We celebrated by going 2 hours north on Long Beach to Santa Barbara. It has to be one of the most beautiful places ive ever been. The city has a small town feel and is surrounded by mountains and pretty rocky beaches. We have fun traveling together, discovering new places, and sometimes getting lost in the process. I love being with Matt and am so thankful i got to spend another half of my summer with him here.

I had a hard time letting my self understand that this is ok but i know the reason i came out here was because of him. I think ive grown up in differnt ways than usual this summer. Ive grown spiritually.. but more so ive grown relationally. By being with Matt the Lord has shown me things i need to work on and highlighted the good things in me. Im learning life skills. Of couse i wish i knew a book of the bible like backwards and forwards after being here 6 weeks but im really excited about what the Lords maturing me in. It feels so good knowing my character growth is just as important to him as my spiritual knowledge.

Im leaving here a week from today.

Im ready to get back home.
Im ready for consistancy.
Im ready for routine. (I was a fool to think that i could give my self routine out here.. and 15 pounds later im feeling the defeat in that. ha)

Im half way ready to face challenges.

Im not ready to leave Matt and..
Im not ready to fight the battle that a 9 hour long distance relationship brings..

I learned receanly that 70% of all communication is non verbal.. hints why being in a long distance relationship has its struggles...

Im learning to trust though.

Im learning that Love "bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things" (1cor3:7)

Its been a good summer so far. I still have half of one left and im not gonna lie.. im kinda excited about getting to spend the rest of it in the heat of Alabama at my house on Caplewood.

We're too young to realize that the things we want to do are impossibe
So, We will do them anyways.


Er said...

i love the quote at the end of you blog... so i'm borrowing it. and I love you!!!

Eric Parker said...

You make me feel emotional :-) lol
I feel like you have a good bloggers voice...

davis ann said...

sometimes, i reread your blogs.

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