Blog Neglect

I'll admit it...I'm a blog neglector(I created a new word). Actually, like always, school has been so crazy busy that I haven't had the time or energy to bust out a great blog post. I don't even want to go there...after this week, I don't even want to think about school right now. So...I'm not and that's why I'm blogging.

The past two weekends have been filled with some old school BDT goodness. (BDT was the ministry team I was on for 4 summers at Fort Caswell.) Two of my very dear friends from my wonderful summers at Caswell got married, not to each other, they didn't break contract like so many of us did. :) Sorry Merrie, God does crazy things sometimes.

The first weekend was spend in Kannapolis with my family. We had a great time of laughter and eating...like we always do when we go home. Gotta make a stop at either Gary' Barbecue, What-a-burger, or Stag & Doe every time I go home, yum! Anyway, Lindsay's wedding was at the Cliff's at Keowee Vineyards. It was one of the most beautiful weddings I've been to, and Lindsay was a gorgeous bride. We had the most fun hanging out with friends and dancing the night away to a live band.

Last weekend Matt & I decided to get a condo at Carolina Beach with our friends, Dave & Laura. It was a wonderful weekend and a much needed beach getaway. We started the weekend by eating at Provisions Co., the best seafood restaurant in Southport, NC. It's on the Cape Fear River and their shrimp is the best! Saturday we laid on the beach for most of the day and attended Matt Holland's wedding in the evening. His wedding was at Scott's Hill Baptist, where he works and where his beautiful bride, Liz, grew up. It was a sweet wedding and the reception was at an Art Museum. Of course we ate Britt's doughnuts twice in one weekend and enjoyed ourselves very much!

This weekend we are just resting at home and I'm excited about finally being back at Journey. I've missed my 2nd graders and of course some great worship & preaching. I'll probably end up doing some kind of school work, but we are planning on just doing some things around the house and probably start thinking about our trip to Honduras in a few weeks. Yes, we are going to Honduras. We're going to be doing construction on a missionary's house and hanging out in the schools with local children. This is our first mission trip with our church and as a married couple. We're excited to see what the Lord is going to do while we're there.

Have a great Memorial Day weekend! I'll be back soon, hopefully before the school year ends...if not, see you after June 10th!


The World's Best Mom

Everyone thinks their mom is the best, but I will argue...my mom really is the world's best mom. Most of you know my story and the things I've been through, my mom has been there for me through it all. Since I was a little girl she's made sacrifices for me and my siblings that no one should have to make. She has been there for me no matter what I needed to talk about, she has encouraged, she has listened, she has laughed with me and cried with me. She has been an example of a strong woman who has faith in God, she has taught me how to be Jesus to others when I didn't feel like it, and she's looked to the Lord to provide finances, encouragement, and comfort,when she didn't know how. She has shown me love and has supported me no matter my endeavor. There aren't enough words to describe how great my mom is and how thankful I am for her. I pray that one day I am the mom that she's been to me to my children. She's a very special woman and what I love the most about her is that no matter her circumstance, she has shown me how to trust in the one has our plan already worked out, Jesus Christ!

Mom, I'm celebrating you from Raleigh today. I wish I could be there to celebrate with the family, but I promise next week when I'm home we will celebrate you! I love you!!!

I have another special mom in my life, Darlene. Some people don't get along with their mother-in-law. But let me tell you, she is the best. She is my other mom and I am so thankful that when I married Matt, I was blessed to get her too! Darlene, thanks for always being there and treating me just like another daughter!

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms in my life. Many of you are special to me, and I'm thinking of you today!