Saturday, May 22, 2010


I have really been thinking about the beauty of mystery. Being with Bren is like continually solving mysteries. I am very happy that there was so much mystery when we got married. There were many things I didn't know, and things I have yet to discover. About who I am, who God is, who Bren is.
I have moments of wishing I was even more naive before we were wed. I think why I wanted to write this is to implore the young to keep some mystery. It really is a lie that you need to have everything figured out involving marriage before it happens. What a beautiful journey I get to partake in. I am also writing this to implore anyone reading this who isn't married and feels like there is no mystery left, or those that are married and feel like there is no mystery left... There are still things that are to be discovered about who you truly are, beautiful things. And if you aren't married, do not arouse or awaken love until it is the right time. Keep your mystery. It is the glory of Kings (and Queens) to search it out. Jesus longs to wash us and cleanse us, pure as snow. Pure as the glistening, sun reflecting, snow.
Please do not receive condemnation, but life and love and freedom!

What an adventure we get to have...

Monday, May 10, 2010

Sir Pepo and being married

Run ALL night and sleep ALL day, this is the lot of our hamster's life. He is really cute though...
I'm glad to have the animal presence again. I grew up with cats constantly in our home. It almost feels as though there is a void when no animal is near. Hurray for Sir Pepo!

This being married is great! My life feels so strangely natural to being married. The grace of God is apparent, because even though living with a man is very different than the houses with roommates and at home. There is much peace and joy also. God is so great to join to different people together to make us more like Him. Such a brilliant plan.

So, since my engagement ring broke while moving our stuff into the apartment (which I felt awful about because Bren's cousin Joey did a beautiful job putting the heart spescerite garnet into the heart fixins- but the stone was already cracked- he was concerned about it) Bren got me a new ring. And so we celebrated being married 9 months on Saturday!!!!
Bren surprised me and took me to Carowinds for both our first time and we rode the Intimidater, which was an awesome roller-coaster. I really like the Night Hawk though, where you go through the coaster on your back and backwards (at night)... That my friends, was GREAT!!!! Hurray, so Bren very sweetly surprised me on the whirlybird snoopy ride and gave me a beautiful ring with Bren and Amber Joy engraved in it! It has two hearts, one garnet and one white topaz.

Thank You Lord for my wonderful husband!

We had a lovely Saturday and a lovely Mother's Day with Nancy and Corie to dote on while their children are not near, and our Mother's are gone. We had a great High Tea... And Bren decided he likes High Tea=) Hurray! Momma brought me a beautiful tea cup when her and Daddy came to visit, it sits in our beautiful China cabinet they brought also!
Time for bed here....