Happy Friday, friends!
As you see, I updated my blog layout a bit. I may not be finished and have a few more things that I want to fix but I'm liking the change. I am going to be blogging as much as I normally do in the next week but after I have Mabel I plan on having some 'guest posters' invade the space! I haven't asked anyone yet so if you have any suggestions on who you'd like to see a post from, please feel free to let me know!
It should be a nice little break for me and a good way for you to get to know some of the most important people in my world.
So, to get the ball rolling (a little early in this case)-
For the first time EVER since I started blogging (almost 4 years ago!), please welcome my husband to the page! Thanks to those of you who asked him a question and showed interest in the things that interest him!
I describe him to you all very honestly and I am aware that it is sometimes intense and raw. We are living a very real life [raising children], embracing a very real marriage [full of many ups and downs], and trying to please God [even in the midst]. There are days and moments when I am challenged to my core by this man in more ways than one, but I am beyond thankful for the partner and friend I have in him. I have great respect for him and I hope that you enjoy hearing his words today!
How would you feel if Braden wanted to join the military?
I am indifferent about Braden joining. I don't want him to make bad choices or for him to think that is the only option he has. There is obviously a fear behind a loved one joining the military and I can't imagine my son going away and having to worry about him everyday, no matter where he goes. If he chooses to take that route, I would try to encourage him to join a branch that would benefit him instead of possibly ruin four years of his life.
Your hair always looks so perfect and awesome.
How long does it take you to do it and are you the type to freak out if someone touches it?
It takes 2 minutes (maybe) and I don't like people to touch it but then again, no one really tries.
How patient are you with your children?
Who is more lenient; you or your wife?
I'm not always as patient as I would like to be. It's something that I always try to work on and I am very conscience of the times that I am not patient with them and usually feel bad for it right away.
Ramee is more lenient than I am for sure.
Describe a typical workday for you.
Do you always walk your route or do you sometimes drive?
Do you work inside too, sort mail, etc?
A typical work day starts at 7 am. I sort mail anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours in the office. We do this in a small box called a 'case.' It is a small, 3 walled area. After casing, we load up our trucks with the mail to be delivered for the day. Our routes are considered 'park & loops.' We park at a certain location and walk in a loop until we get back to the truck. We drive at least a half-hour a day delivering mail to businesses. We walk anywhere from 8 to 13 miles every day.
We know you play the guitar but do you have any other hobbies?
I like to fish. I enjoy watching UFC. When I have time, I love to exercise or lift weights.
Ok, so as you all see, my guy is pretty cut & dry! He doesn't give many details and his answers aren't lengthy. This describes him in reality. But this was fun!
Thanks again for taking the time to email me or comment, leaving him a question.
I am having a really hard time emotionally right now. It's frustrating because I know most of the things I am feeling are very hormonal. Then again, I don't want everyone to think that just because it's my hormones my feelings aren't warranted or well deserved. I want them to be validated for what they are. I feel overwhelmed and exhausted both emotionally and spiritually. Without going into a whole lot of details about what exactly that means, could I just ask that you say a little prayer for me this week?
Lots of amazing (yet HUGE) changes are about to bombard our home and our heart. It's alot to think about and adjust to and I need some help. God, it seems, is the only one who is going to pull through for me and give me the strength I need to get through it all because He truly is the only one who understands. He is already holding me and I feel it. I just need a little bit of mercy and refreshing before this sweet lady enters our world. And I feel it coming.
It's just the dark before the morning.
And don't worry--everything is really ok. It's just hard battling your own emotions and hormones and feeling so out of control. There has come a point in each pregnancy when I have hit this wall and looking back, I felt this way each time for very good reasons. This time is no different.
But I am thanking the Lord that He is still in control even if I feel far from it.
He is still aware. He is still near.
And the Word promises that if I draw near to Him, He will draw near to me.
So today I am. And I am ready to be near to my King.