Coffee and coffee dates. The taste, the smell, the coziness and the time spent with a wonderful friend. Everything is perfect about it. Well....at least if you add a ton of creamer like I do.
This morning I am linking up with my dear friend Rachel for a virtual coffee date. We really wanted to take this time to open up and share everything we have in our cup. After reading Rachel's coffee date post this morning, I realized like her, I never want anyone to come to my blog and think "wow, that girl has it all together!" Sometimes, it is easier to post about the good things and not the hard things.
Because who wants to think of that stuff right?
As bloggers and ladies in Christ, I think it is very important to tell it all and let others give you the encouragement that you need. So, lets grab some coffee and have a talk.
The first question most people ask their friends on a coffee date is "how is life" or "how are you doing" Well, normally I would throw out the traditional "i'm great, how are you?"
But lets be honest, are things ever 100% perfect?
I am doing pretty well. This weekend I was lucky to get many things done around our house like ripping up the last bit of carpet, moving furniture and redoing furniture. It was a nice, relaxing time finally getting the last bits of our home done. It left me feeling refreshed which I definitely needed because lately I have felt like I am drowning in a pool of nothing but stress. Remodeling our home. School is coming close to being done for the semester which means many projects and assignments are due. Work has been very demanding and a tough place to be in lately. The only thing that seems to keep me going is the thought of our anniversary trip in September. No phones, work, school, nothing. I have found my faith very weak and a bit of a distance from Christ. In all, it seems like March was a bit of a gloomy season.
But with Spring approaching and being in the month of April, I feel a bit of a refreshment. Something about a new month really makes me feel better about any situation I am in. I often stop myself and wonder what He is trying to teach me through all of this stress. All that pops in to my head is learning to be content, patient and build stronger faith. I have to reassure myself to put everything in His hands because with Him, all things are possible and everything will be okay.
On a happy note, marriage has been better than ever. It feels so good to finally be in a home with my husband where I have his shoulders to lean on 24/7. He is the most supportive and loving person I have ever met. I don't know what it is about that boy but he can make me forget about any stress that I have going on.
Yes, it is a little uncomfortable admitting ways that we are struggling. But luckily I have an amazing group of you ladies who I know could encourage and help me any day. I am so thankful for you all! Sharing our stories help us admit our weaknesses and make us realize we just need to bring it all to Christ. It makes us aware that we need nothing but Him and in Him alone, we have everything.