Tough Decisions

First, I would like to point out that typing on a keyboard with a brace on your arm is no simple task! There will likely be lots of typos or this will take me a very long time πŸ™‚

Since I last wrote, I broke my arm. I think most of my readers (I talk like I have so many :)) know that I did. Two days before Christmas! Oh how frustrating! I was working out at the fitness boot camp I go to and rolled my ankle. When I did I landed on my wrist and it created a pressure break. I was in denial (not “The Nile” teehee) while I waited to have it looked at. There was no way! Yep, there was a way. It’s called falling and landing on your wrist while a giant rubber band is around your waste making your fall a little more forceful πŸ™‚ Just to be clear though, it was my stepping wrong, not the rubber band that caused my fall. I’m counting down the days I can go back to my beloved boot camp. You should come with me, it’s amazing. I’m supposed to be working on my nutrition while I’m out but lets just say I am a little short on will power when it comes to food. Ok, a lot short, but I’m working on it, haha.

We have a new vehicle! When I wrote last we were borrowing my mom’s again. πŸ™‚ We weren’t able to find a vehicle in our “cash” range that wasn’t a piece of junk so we ended up with payments. Boo. But it’s a nice vehicle, a van. And it came with some fun stuff we didn’t even realize. I like exploring when you get a new car. The littles like it because it has a DVD player in it. That was one thing I looked for because we drive most of the time when we go on a vacation so it’s easier to keep them occupied. And quiet πŸ™‚

We also accepted the Pastorate at the church we did the interim at. This was our tough decision. Along with raising kids and having every day life decisions :). I balled like a baby the day we left for our interim. From my end, there was a hope that we would end up back at Waterstone. It’s hard for anyone to give up relationships they have. People will always have good intentions of staying in touch. But for the most part, even on my end, it’s difficult to do that. Life happens. But I think I knew we wouldn’t as much as I tried to deny it. Our people at West Point are great. I have no complaints and I hope anyone that reads this sees my heart here. I don’t submit to change easily. We went back and forth on this decision. Every day leaning toward the opposite direction. I am so thankful I have a husband that cares about my feelings when it comes to decisions like this. We both prayed that God would show us an answer. We got our answer the night we went to visit Waterstone. Pastor is an amazing man of God who always preaches The Word. That night was no different πŸ™‚ The message was about being part of the Vine, in Christ. That sometimes, we need to be pruned. While painful at the time, it gives room for growth. We left there both knowing what God had told us. That we needed to give up Waterstone so we could grow in Christ. The next morning my eyes were puffy for the knowledge of what I was giving up. It hurt. But I know that the relationships I have at West Point will grow just as strong. In Christ, there is no lack. Our experiences will help us grow in maturity and in Spirit. IN HIM. Besides, I think my new pastor is pretty hot πŸ™‚ So this is going to be a fun ride πŸ™‚

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