Sunday, December 19, 2010


Sometimes you just need to getaway. Take a moment to reflect on your life and your dreams, your hopes, your fears. That's what this weekend was for me. I am blessed to have so many friends, friends who refresh you and carry the presence of God with them. Just a recap of my favorite parts:

Driving with my husband, singing at the top of our lungs and sounding BAD because it's so fun to do it that way, staying up late, eating leftovers, getting under the warm covers with my best friend.

sleeping till 11:30 and thinking it was 8:30, eating breakfast with some of my favorite people, getting my haircut, drinking a caramel latte from Panera, eating at Mellow Mushroom with 23 people at ONE table! and trying my new favorite pizza the Philosopher's Pie (O-mazing), catching up with a true, old friend Brittany.

                                                            Brittany and I
Having a Smith Christmas, getting soft pajamas and chocolate and my first Snowman collectible, eating so much food you can't breathe, staring into my husbands eyes and feeling like I'm the luckiest girl in the world, kisses in the cold, and good conversation with beyond incredible friends.

                                                     The love of my life

realizing the depth of the man of God my husband truly is, seeing him take action when there is a need, feeling the presence of God in the most unlikely places, having clarity for the first time in a while, being refreshed by one of the most amazing women on the planet, watching a movie on the laptop in the Sonic drive in, going to bed early.

Looking back over this small weekend in my big long year, I know that I am truly blessed and that no matter where I am, I can be content and complete in God's presence. I have to count my blessings, name them one by one. I have to leave an account of all that God has done for me, to remember in the hard times how good He is. His love endures forever.

I'm looking forward to seeing family for Christmas this week and for more times of refreshing!

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