Friday, September 13, 2013

Over a year...

Oh my goodness, has it seriously been over a year since I last wrote in this empty space! No, it hasn't. It has been over a year since I wrote anything for all to see. There were many time I would come here and fill up this space with information on my life, my thoughts, just to erase them all. Nothing ever seemed good enough to share.

The truth is, this year has been... Hard. Tragic. Fun. Eventful. Dull.

Last year in August, my hubby and I came back from an amazing vacation in Michigan visiting my parents and family there. It was so fun, however I came back with a heavy heart. Not knowing why, but knowing nothing in my life would ever be the same.

A couple days later, Jeremy's grandpa passed away. That was hard. I wasn't as close to his grandpa as everyone else was, so it was a weird time for me. Not knowing what to do or what to say. Difficult is an understatement.

A few days after that Jeremy got into a car accident in my car. He was fine, praise God! My car, however, was not. That was the end of Delilah. That was a hard time. A time of relying on others and a lot of faith.

A few days after that, my Dad called me and told me that he would need surgery. That cancer was found in his jaw. That they think they caught it in time, that he would be fine, that I shouldn't worry. One of the most heart crushing moments in my entire life.

A few days later Dad had his very loooong surgery. I have never been so thankful that my parents lived in Michigan than I was that day. My Dad was having surgery from incredible doctors and had a whole staff of people on his case. If you ever need scary surgery, go to Michigan, they know what they are doing.
My hubby, Jeremy, and me with my lovely parents at Grandma's for Christmas 2012! 
Let's fast forward to today, a year after my Dad had his surgery and he is ok! No traces of cancer in his body! Best news ever!

I look back at the past year and I am just thankful. I am a teacher, so I remember years by school years, August being the start. Last year was a hard, full of emotion, way to start my year. It made the rest of the year difficult, but every moment with my family and friends meant that much more. It  made everyday even more of a blessing.

Jeremy and I tried to venture out more, my parents came to visit more, we went to visit them again, we did more things with people, we started exercising more, eating better, and much more. Life just became more important to us. I like that a lot.

Life continues to change. Everyday God is bringing new opportunities and possibilities. Jeremy and I have this saying, "Don't let any opportunity pass us by." We are the type of people that get very comfy, unfortunately comfy isn't always best. We are striving to get uncomfy and not let good things pass by or fall away. Jeremy is looking for a full time job. We are moving next week into a house that we will be renting for at least the next year! More things are happening around me, and I can't wait to share them soon! The change, the newness, the beginnings freak me out but I have never been so excited (and terrified) for anything more!   

 (Photo credit: The Hubs, isn't he great?!)

Don't let any opportunity pass you by! 

"If I am in a position to punish, chances are very good that I am also in a position to teach. Today I reduce the odds that punishment may be necessary by taking the opportunity to teach." ~Anonymous~

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