And another update! I traded in my Nursing Attendant job for the job of “mommy” and I’m liking it a lot. Like most other things in life, it’s certainly not easy (who know a baby could scream for 3 hrs straight! *I* want that kind of endurance!) but it’s GOOD. We are head-over-heels in love with our little baby girl, who came into the world after 9 months of sickness, 4 days of inducing, and a C-section. I still work a little on the side, and my man is still working as an electrician’s apprentice.
Choosing Joy is sometime I need to do even more now. Instead of focusing on the diaper blow-out, or how tired I am, my days go better if I choose to enjoy the small moments with my baby — her smiles when she wakes up, or her shrieks of delight at the dog — and be thankful that I have soiled clothes soaking by the washing machine because it means God gave us a beautiful baby who lights up our world.
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Well, I guess it’s time to update this, eh!?
I graduated from Bible school after three years on the other end of the country. They were long years. Tough years, so I started this blog to chronicle the things that made me smile every day, in an effort to “Choose Joy.” God knew what He was doing, and He taught me a lot at school, so the result was good.
Now I am a wife of 7 months, married to the man who sat in front of me in school for my entire first semester and completely stole my heart in the process! I love married life, I’d do it again a thousand times over (and yes, to the same man!), and though it’s not always easy either, it is GOOD. My husband is working as an electrician’s apprentice, and I am being a wife, and working part-time as a Nursing Attendant in a Long Term Care Unit. I love my new life, and I love my new husband even more!
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2006-2009 — I am attending Bible school on the other end of the country from my home. God wants me here; I have no doubt of that, and therefore, I am at peace with it. The going gets pretty rough sometimes, however. Therefore, this blog started out with two purposes:
1) to chronicle the things that make me smile each day, which will help me “Choose Joy” even when life isn’t all that happy. (for further explanation, check out my first 2 entries on Oct. 2/07)
2) to help my family keep track of me 😉
3) to keep a record of my life here, since I’ve found that the more I blog, the less I journal about the everyday things, because I’ve already expressed them.
Enjoy reading, and leave a comment if you’d like (if you’re not like a certain brother of mine who thinks blogs are the most ridiculous things on the planet!)