Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Journaling. Thought? Suggestions?

So, I've been thinking about starting to journal.
You know, something for me, or even my kids, to look back at in the future. 
But I was thinking I want to do it in more of a structured sense.

So my question for you guys is;
Do any of you know of any challenges, or templates of some kind that I could use as a guideline?

I tend to start journals,
and then never finish them. 

And I'd really like to turn this into something of a book.
A finished, well put together, piece of my life, 
That can be looked back on, and maybe even learned from.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Life and all its Unexpected beauty.

Well, its certainly been a while. 
Life has been pretty crazy these last several months.
From this (not so little anymore) baby growing inside me, 
to losing my grandpa, 
to BabyGirl turning FOUR
finding out we are having a BOY,
 and my love proposing to making an honest woman out of me.
Things have been pretty insane around here.

This year, as a whole, has been something I can't even describe.
There have been some bad things, normal bad things and unbelievably bad things.
But there have been so many good things too. 

Life isn't always what you think it is going to be.
Nothing is ever exactly what you think it is.
Nothing ever goes exactly the way you think it will.

But, when it comes down to it, life is good.
And everything, even the bad, happens for a reason.
God has a plan for all of us, 
if this year has taught me anything,
it's that you have to trust that.

Because even if you can't fathom why things are happening to you,
or why so much is getting thrown at you at once,
why the plan you had set out for yourself is suddenly far from what is actually happening in your life, 
He can.
And if we can trust in that, 
have faith in that,
we will be okay.