This post will probably receive the imaginary prize of the most random blog post ever, but what’s the point of having a blog if a writer can’t use it as an “outlet” for all the random thoughts in his or her head? I love this blog. 🙂
All Halloween-weekend long my facebook friends were posting pictures of their creative costumes, but the ones that really got me thinking were the ones of my married-folk friends. They all dressed in pairs and their outfits looked like so much fun! Though I wish so badly that Jamie was around for these types of things, I know that in due time we’ll be married and get to experience so many more fun things besides just Halloween. These pictures got me thinking about the idea of marriage, and how brilliant our God is. Allow me to explain! 🙂
Have you ever heard of documenting your stream of consciousness? One thought leads to the next and the next and the next. Here goes mine from the other day…
I am really, really obnoxiously excited about marrying Jamie. Anyone that keeps up with me knows that! Sorry for the sap, but it’s true. I am honestly marrying him because he’s the coolest guy I know. Every second of the day is always better when it’s spent with Jamie. The most ordinary, dull activities are more fun when in his company. He makes me a better person; I love who I am when I’m with him.
Here is the part that I find truly fascinating. God picks our family that we’re born into, but WE have the freedom to CHOOSE the one to spend the rest of our life with. When I think about all of the things I will experience with Jamie I just get a smile like no other. Add the military lifestyle we’ll be experiencing, and the adventures are going to be endless!
Let me simplify this post and put it this way: Everyone is ALWAYS more comfortable going to functions and visiting new places with a friend than going alone, and it just makes me EXCITED and THANKFUL that I’ll always have Jamie to do things with. It’s like having the best college roommate forever and ever. At least in my head.
My mom and I have talked a lot recently about her mom and how wonderful my dad was during my grandmother’s cancer and eventual passing. My parents were only 23 at the time, but to hear how they went through the hardship together really speaks volumes to me. I catch myself daydreaming a lot about living the American Dream and having this perfect little life, but in reality life is full in turmoil, tragedy, etc., and married couples must learn how to cope through these types of things in addition to life’s highlights. Marriage is essentially one strong support system. Whew.
I don’t feel like I’ve really written out all my thoughts on this topic well, but I think maybe it’s because God’s power and genius is not really suppose to be understood. I’m thankful that through silly facebook pictures I was able to realize a small part of how enjoyable God intends for our lives to be. Feel free to share your thoughts. 🙂
Hi! I’m Erica, and I absolutely adore sharing my life on this website with you! I come here almost daily to blab about all of the things related to being a regular wife and mother in today’s ever-evolving society. I share about our new home, what’s on our kitchen table, what we’re hanging in our closets, where we’re traveling to next, my crazy 5 a.m. work outs, how I make time for girlfriends, our faith, and much more. We always have a lot of balls in the air and somewhat thrive on the chaos. I believe in the power of story-telling as a form of inspiration and entertainment, so I’m here to do both! I was born and raised in north Alabama and recently re-planted roots here again after my husband transitioned out of the Army (he is now in the Reserve and it’s going so well!) I’m a super proud mom to three little girls (ages 7, 4, and 1) who seem to be the stars of the show around here (for good reason – they’re pretty great!) I’m so glad you found me and are here reading! I hope we can get to know each other here on the blog as well as Facebook and/or Instagram. xoxo