Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Holidays & HOPE

I can not believe it is almost the end of November already! A week from today is Thanksgiving and Matt and I will be enjoying that day with the Smiths. Unfortunately, every other plan we attempted to make for Thanksgiving has fallen through, but luckily we have some great friends to spend the day with. I am especially looking forward to the day after Thanksgiving so I can decorate for Christmas. I am anxious to get the tree up and enjoy the pretty lights for a couple weeks before we head to Charlotte. What a year this has been! It's hard to believe that Matt and I are coming up on 2 years of marriage next month and that in a couple weeks we will officially have been trying to have a baby for an entire year. I thought I would have gotten pregnant a long time ago. Heck, I thought I would have already gone through an entire pregnancy and we'd be celebrating Christmas with a newborn. Unfortunately, that is not the case. What is possible is that we could be celebrating a pregnancy by Christmas. I am hoping and praying with everything in me that this month will be it. I have had this feeling inside of me that it will happen this month. I felt the strongest sense of peace at the beginning of this month and it has made me feel a lot better about everything. I just sensed that God was telling me that everything was going to work out. I feel like this part of our journey may finally be over. I HOPE! I'm even going to hold out until December 13th to take a test (well, maybe) because that is the day Matt came home from Iraq last year. I think it would be awesome to find out on that day, and what would make it even better is it would be coming just in time for our anniversary on December 22nd and Christmas. I'm not going to get my hopes up too high, but hey, it's Christmas time anything can happen, right?! Here's to hope! That is what the season is all about anyway. :)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

You know, it's funny how something so small can be so hard to make. Yet with patience and dedication you can master it and make it great. Tying a fly is similar to a marriage, it takes work but with work makes something beautiful and worth the time and effort. There always seems to be something new to deal with, but being married to Kristen has made me not want to run from problems but face them head on. It's amazing how a great woman can change you for the better. That is why I love her so much. God could not have blessed me with a better wife. I love you baby, forever and always