Sunday, November 28, 2010

An Unordinary Thanksgiving.

This year was slightly different than what I have been used to when it comes to the holidays. Normally I will go home and spend the entire day of Thanksgiving cooking with my mom, then our family will go over to our friends, Abe and Rose's house that will soon be jam packed with 4-6 more families. We continue to cook while the little ones run around like crazy and the men watch football.Our feast usually includes the traditional turkey, a ham, carne asada, shrimp, and some crab legs. Yum!
However this year it was slightly different. My family moved to Washington state and I wasn't able to catch a flight out. Sad face.  But I did have many generous offers from my friends to spend Thanksgiving with them. And that is what I did. Fun!
 Meet Alex and Micaela Wamboldt. They just got married in June! I was a bridesmaid. Also fun! They are now seniors getting ready to graduate but they have been amazing leaders in Chi Alpha and great friends. Side note Micaela and I lived together last year. They are also my parents....inside joke. 
So I got to spend Thanksgiving with them and Alex's parents and sister, Cassy up at their cabin in Greer. It was so beautiful, the work that they put into this cabin is unreal. The whole weekend was incredibly relaxing. I didn't have my phone at all. No signal. It was a nice escape from reality. 
On Thanksgiving day when I woke up it was snowing and I just watched the snow loft to the ground, it was beautiful. Later that day we got a chance to go sledding and play in the snow.

The whole weekend was a replica of this carefree, lets have fun and relax atmosphere. We played a bunch of family games, watch YouTube videos, and even went star gazing. It was so cold! I just wanted to dedicate this to all of the Wamboldts. Even though I didn't have my normal Thanksgiving, I really enjoyed being apart of yours. Thank you for making me feel loved and welcomed.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Only the Beginning

Thanks for reading. So I have delayed starting a blog for some time now mostly because I don't think that I have anything important to talk about. So since it is almost Thanksgiving, maybe I should mention something about how grateful I am. And then maybe I will talk about other random things...who knows.

God is amazing no matter what way you look at Him. He created our beautiful world.
And He created YOU!!
Look in a mirror, that's you!

This past year has been a huge time of growth for me, I had the opportunity to go to North Africa this summer. (At some later date I will write more about this trip) The trip took about 8 months of planning and preparation, all of which was needed. There I met some of the most amazing people. Their faith in God was beautiful, it challenged me to believe and trust that God can work in any situation. To often do we put Him in a box and fail to ever even ask for what our heart truly desires and aches for. So as this semester has gone on, I started to trust in God that he would be there to walk through things with me. It wasn't the easiest thing to do, but God sure did deliver and He still is. My point is believe that God will fix the impossible. There is no point in holding everything in thinking you can handle it when God is standing right there next to you with His hands open waiting to help.

"Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge."
Palms 62:5-8

Think about it.

On another note, I am ridiculously excited for Christmas so I think I will find some kind of arts and craft thing to do and then if it is successfully I will share it on my next post. 
Until then....Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

33 more days till Christmas!!!