Saturday, November 21, 2009

Filled with excitement about the coming week..

Well.. another week has come to an end. I always enjoy weekends because I get to relax after a long week of work. When I was in college I use to not like them because I had to always study on the weekends. I am so thankful those days over with.

I had a pretty good week. Nothing exciting happenend. Thursday night was great though. I went to the Christmas Spectaculor at Dauphin Way Baptist Church. The University of Mobile music department really is amazing! I had a great time.

Thanksgiving will be here soon. I am really looking forward to thanksgiving this year. I am going to meet my boyfriend's family. I have never meet them because he is from Georgia. I am a little nervous but filled with excitement all at the same time. David has been gone for a month so I am mostly excited about finally getting to see him. I don't think I like him being gone this long. This year really has gone by fast. It seems like yesterday it was just easter. Well, I better get to packing. I have a big week ahead of me..

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Enjoying the weekend...

The weekend is here!! I am so glad that it is finally here. It was a long week.. We had Tropical Storm Ida monday and tuesday. It really was not as bad as they thought it would be. David however is in Virginia he said that it was really bad weather up there. The got Ida worst than we did.

Last night I went to bible study! It was really good. I always enjoy spending time with people in the class. It is always different when David is not there with me but I know I will get to see him soon and things will get back to normal again.

Today, I am going to go walking, wash my car and clean my room. Hopefully I can get it all done before the Alabama game comes on. For the first time this year Alabama and Georgia are playing seperate games but at the same time. Tomorrow is church. The Singles class is going out to eat after church. Then, Beth Moore bible study. Then, it will be a start of a new week again..

I will leave with a verse: " Call to me, I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know." Jeremiah 33:3..

Seek the Lord this week and he will show you great things!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Ready for the holidays..

I am ready for the holidays to get here. My favorite holiday is christmas. I enjoy spending time with family and the christmas music and christmas lights. Last year at this time I had just started talking to my boyfriend, David. Now this year I am going to meet his family for thanksgiving. I feel like it will be a good thanksgiving this year. I have been missing David. He has been gone for 2 weeks now and I still have 2 more weeks to go. He is my best friend, he is always there when I need someone to talk to.

It is nice to finally have a day off to finally catch up on some things. My room looks a little better now. Tonight is choir practice. It will probably be long because we are practicing for our christmas musical.

Alabama is doing great this season. I am so proud to be an Alabama fan. I can't wait till the SEC Championship. I hope that everyone has a good rest of the week. I have a busy few days coming up but I will try to write when I get a chance. Thought I would leave you with this poem called "Don't Quit" by Jill Wolf:

Don't quit when the tide is lowest,
For it's just about to turn;
Don't quit over doubts and questions,
For there's something you may learn.

Don't quit when the night is darkest,
For it's just a while 'til dawn;
Don't quit when you've run the farthest,
For th race is almost won.

Don't quit when the hill is steepest,
For your goal is almost nigh;
Don't quit for you're not a failure
Until you fail to try.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Such a special weekend..

Sorry it's been so long since my last post.. I have been a little busy here lately. I started a temporary job for the state. I am just doing clerical work for now until I can find an accountant job. Weekends are my only time to relax and I do enjoy them very much.

This past weekend was great! Friday night I had dinner with some of the girls from Faulkner State. It was good to see everyone. Saturday was a long day. The day started at 6:00 A.M. I went to grandma's yard sale to help out. I came back with glasses that grandma did not want anymore. I also got one of my grandpa's western books. I probably may never read it. It's just a treasure to me because it's something that use to be his and I will always remember how he enjoyed reading his western books. Also on Saturday I got to spend some time with David. We went over to a couple in our singles group house. We watched football all day long. Alabama won, but Georgia did not(My boyfriend is a big Georgia fan).

Yesterday though was the best day of all!! David and me went to church together. It's been about 2 weeks since we have been able to. It really means a lot to me. After church we went to Cracker Barrel. One of his favorite places. After lunch we got back to his apartment and he had a dozen white roses waiting for me. They are so beautiful.. We also went to marble slab to get ice cream. After ice cream we went for a walk on the fairhope pier. It's very special to me because the night that he asked me to be his girlfriend we had walked on the pier and brought in the new year in fairhope. David is such an amazing boyfriend. I am so thankful to have him in my life. He always knows how to make me happy when I am sad. He knows how to make me feel special.

Monday, September 14, 2009

When a sweet person becomes sour..

Sorry it has been a while since my last post. I just have not been in the writing mode. I have been doing good. Still looking for a job but I have been on many interviews. I know that the Lord has the best job out there for me. This sunday at church I really learned a lot. I learned that sometimes Satan may try to take away our joy. A sweet person can become sour. Sometimes I want just throw my hands up and say why me Lord, why do I have to go throught this hard time right now. The Lord showed me Sunday that our cirumstances that we are in didn't not happen on accident. The Lord is still on his throne everyday. He is always on time. Sometimes it may not be our time, but he is soverin and is faithful. I believe that nothing in our life happened on accident. I sometimes wonder why I had to go through so many heartaches and breakups in my life. Through the hard times now I can look back and see that it only has made me a stronger person.

This week my goal is to trust the Lord. Not get upset when things don't go my way. To look for reasons to praise him. He has given me a wondeful family, church, and boyrfiend. Whatever you are going through at this moment give it to Jesus. He is always there to listen.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Great weekend..

Well, I finally got to have a summer this past weekend. All summer I have been working and finishing my summer classes. This past weekend I went to visit my aunt in Columbus, MS. Its a long 4 hour drive, but I have drove it many times before. Friday we ate at Pepper's, one of my favorite places. Saturday, we did some shopping in dowtown Columbus. I purchased some new clothes and some new shoes. Sunday I went to church with my aunt. Sometimes you just need a small vacation to clear your mind of things.

Now that I have my degree, the fun part is finding a job. I know that the Lord has a job out there for me. I just have to trust him. Today, I get to see two of my favorite people. I have coffee with April and get to see David. It has been two weeks since I last saw him. I sure have missed him. This week since I will be home more, I am going to get my room back to normal. This summer I have other things that came before my room.

I hope that everyone is having a great week. The following verse helps me get through things right now: "Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart." Psalm 37:4

Monday, August 10, 2009

Starting a new chapter...

It's hard to believe sometimes that I have finished school. It feels like just yesterday that I was in high school. Time goes by so fast. The older you get the more responsibilities that you have.

Starting a new chapter in my life is exciting. I am looking forward to starting something. Hopefully having a job that makes me enjoy going to work everyday. My sister will be starting college this year. I don't feel she is old enough to go to college. I know that she will do great and will make lots of friends. She is moving away and I have moved back in to my parents house.

I don't know what the future holds for me tomorrow. I know that the Lord will provide for all of my needs. Yesterday at church, I sang "Keep me in your will." It talks about how sometimes we think we are in control.. It goes on to say "Put me where you want to, not where I want to be.. If I should ask for things I want, just give me what I need.." That is something that can be hard for me sometimes. I want to do things my way, when sometimes I just need to trust that he knows what is best no matter what.

So, this week I am going to allow God to lead me and trust that he already knows what is best. I am going to pray more and learn to listen to his still small voice. This week I challenge you to seek the Lord and will direct your paths.

Friday, August 7, 2009

A man that will never be forgotten..

I know it's been a while since my last post. I have been busy this week. I will try to write more. Yesterday was my birthday, I turned 22. To me it was just another day. I don't feel any older. I had breakfast with David before he left to go home to Georgia. Then, I had supper with the family at Godfather's Pizza. It was a great day!

Today would have been my grandpa's birthday. I miss him very much. I always thought it was cool that his birthday was after mine. I always called him and sang happy birthday to him. This year I didn't get to do that. Sometimes I can still hear his voice. He always knew how to make me smile. He would be so proud to know that I have finished college now and on my way to the workforce.

We will never understand some things until we get to heaven. We just have to have faith that God always knows best and knows what he is doing. He was so proud of allhis children and grandchildren. I remember one day when I was at Grandma's house while he was in the hospital that I almost lost it. For years I had always seen all the pictures he had all around the house of all the graduates and everyone in the family. I saw them all the time, but that day it hit me. I realize that he was so proud of all of us and he would not trade us for anything. He will always have a special place in my heart. He was the best grandpa and the only one that I had growing up.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

The day finally is here...

Yesterday was the day that I have been waiting on for four years now. The day that I finished my last college class!! It has been a long summer, because I have been taking 3 classes this summer. It feels like such an accomplishment to be finished! All those night of studying for finals are all over now. At least for now, unless I decide to get my master's. Right now though I am going to enjoy my life. It was so nice today not having to worry about studying.

I plan on having a huge chochlate cake somewhere. I may even treat myself to a pedicure. Now, it's on to bigger things. What they are, I am not sure of yet. I just have to trust that the Lord will provide me with a job and he already has something great in store for me. I just have to keep trusting him. This weekend, a few of my Faulkner girls are getting together. We are going to spend some time together. Some of us have not seen each other in about a year. It will be a great reunion. I can't wait! I hope that everyone has a great weekend!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Christian Worldview class..

I know it has been I while since my last blog. This past week I started my last summer class. I have class for 2 hours everyday and lots of reading every night.

I have been reading a book called Think Like Jesus by George Barna. Think Like Jesus is one of the three books that I have to read. I have been learning new things. It has opened my eyes to just how busy I think I am that I don't take time daily to spend with my savior. He knows me better than anyone else. A lot of times we live our life day by day and we sometimes don't stop and realize that this is the day that the Lord has made.

What would happen if as Christians we started thinking like Jesus. For one thing we would spend less time worrying about what we are going to wear tomorrow and spend more time building friendships and helping others. I am very guilty of just letting the day go by and not stopping and counting my blessings. I have a wonderful family that loves me. I have friends that are there for me when I need time. I can go on and on.

One last thing I wanted mention about the book I am reading. As Christians we need to be able to understand why we believe what we believe. Know scriptures that support why we believe the way we do.

This upcoming week I am going to try to spend more time with my savior.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Half the year is gone..

It's hard to believe that it's already July already. Times goes by so fast. I feel the older that I get the faster time goes. To watch my cousins grow up is amazing. So far this year as been full with tears of joy, happiness, sorrow, and life changes. It's hard to imagine that I will be recieving my degree this August. It seems like just yesterday that I was still in high school.

Since half the year is gone, have you been doing your new year's resolutions? It's ok, I have to admit that I have not been keeping any of mine. I said that I would start walking and exercising more.. That has not happened yet. Maybe I will start working on them..

This year is not over yet. I am going to enjoy it. Cherish all the memories that I make. Because one you lose someone that you love, the memories are what you will always have to cherish. This weekend will be the 4th of July. I am so thankful for all those who are in the military now and those those soldiers that have gone on. It's becuase of them that we are able to live in the land of the free. I am so proud of my boyfriend. I hope you all have a great holiday!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

2nd grade teacher

Today, I want to tell you about a woman who will forever have a special place in my heart. On June 20 this year my 2nd grade teacher went to be with the lord, but her legacy will always be remembered by many. She was the teacher that always had a smile on her face and loved teaching children new things. When I was in the 2nd grade she would read us poems and tell us stories of lands far away. When she read to us it was as if we apart of the story. She also taught us manners as well. While at lunch, elbows were not to be put on the table. If someone put there elbows on the table, the entire class was punished.

Mrs. Frankowski also loved birds. She is the reason that I enjoy birds so much today. I would always go put bird seed in the feeder she had outside her classroom. She called me Savannah...Savannah. I am not really sure why but she did. She was the best teacher I could have ever asked for.

We keep in touch with my teacher through the years. She always sent me something every time I graduated. It meant so much to me that she would still think of me after all these years. The last letter she sent me was to tell me that she had lung cancer. She told me not to be sad that this was a time to rejoice because of all my success. She told me how proud of me she was and how she would always remember how sweet I was. Sorry, I got a little teared eyed.

She will always have a special place in my heart.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Father's Day

Yesterday was father's day. It was a bitter sweet day. My dad lost his dad about a month ago. So, I know it was a hard day for him. I am a daddy's girl big time. I love my dad! He is my hero. With him being a fireman, I always thought that it was so cool. I was so proud to call him my dad. He has always been very protective of me. Sometimes he allowed me to learn things the hard way, but he is always there when I need a shoulder to cry on. I have learned as I have got older that his rules are just to protect me. I don't know what I would do without him in my life.

Yesterday, I got him a gift card to Red Lobsters, one of his favorite place to eat. I sang at church yesterday. I always enjoying singing. We also went to my grandpa's grave. I miss him so much everyday. I know that he is in a better place now though. Time will heal everything though.

Last night, I found out that my Uncle Kenny is in ICU at Mobile Infirmary. Please keep him in your prayers. He is my grandpa's brother. I hope you all have a good week. I don't have any classes this week! I have one more class that starts in July, then I am finished with college.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Trusting him through everything..

We all have gone through difficult times in our life. It may be the loss of a love one, moving to a new town or just chaos. We become so overwhelmed at times that we allow that storm to control our life. One of my favorite verses is "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding;in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight" - Proverbs 3:5. That verses has helped me so many times in my life. When I was not sure what decision to make, I just trusted in him. When at times I don't understand why he allows certain things to happen in my life, I just trust him. Trust the Lord even when you don't understand. There are certain things in life that we have no control over and we cannot change them, we have to remember that he always knows what's best for us.

Today, in one of my devotion's the author said that sometimes when we are in the middle of a storm, we allow the storm to become our way of life. We can't see the way out and are unable to chart a course back to smoother waters. We become defeated-and broken. So many times in life we can't find the way out of a storm. We just sit there defeated and broken. We need to just give all our cares and worries to the Lord because he cares for us. He wants us to go to him when can't find our way out. He knows us better than anyone else will. Always remember that the one who calms the winds and the waves, heals the brokenhearted. Reflect today on giving him all your worries you have in life. He is waiting for us to ask him for his guidance.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A much need vacation...

Well, I have been gone a few days. Last Wednesday I went to Orange Beach for three days!! It was very relaxing.. Just imagine a clear day laying on the beach getting a tan on a hot summer day. That's what a was doing a few days ago. It was a little family vacation. One night we all played Phase 10, it's a card game. The last night there we had steaks! I enjoyed not having a care in the world... I took a few pictures of the sunset..

But.. Like every vacation after it's all over reality hits again.. I had a 5 page term paper that was due yesterday that I had not even started on when I got back this past saturday. I managed to accomplish it all but I was glad to have one of my last college papers to be out of the way.

Today, I went to get a massage. It was much needed.. I had never had one before but it was very nice. I feel very relaxed now and not as stressed.

This week is going to be a busy week with school and work. Plus, I have my business law class this Saturday..

Monday, June 8, 2009

What a great weekend...

Well, I had a great weekend overall.. Friday after I got off work, I went to David's apartment.. We went to Blockbuster and rented two movies. We rented Fun with Dick and Jane and New in Town. Two good chick flicks.. David enjoyed them too.. We cooked some pasta for supper.

Saturday, I had to work most of the morning. It was a very quite Saturday morning. After work, I went to David's. He went for a run at the park, while I stayed and took an hour nap.. It was very nice.. Then, we went to Belk to get my spa gift certificate. That was what David gave to me for my graduation present. He is such a great boyfriend. Then we went to Sears Essentials to get him a new dress shirt.. Then, it was off to our favorite restaurant.. Macaroni Grill.. I always get the trio deal. It's a Cesar salad, fettuccine Alfredo, and a chocolate cake.. It was our 5 month anniversary on June 1st.

Sunday was a long day.. Went to church at North Mobile. It was my first Sunday to go into the singles class. I guess I am moving up in the world now.. After church it was on to the family reunion. The reunion was nice, I ate way too much food. I didn't take any pictures I forgot. David went with me to the reunion.. After the reunion we went by grandpa's grave. I miss him so much. He was one of my hero's. He was the only grandpa I ever had growing up. I know that God has a reason for everything. I just have to trust him.

This week I am going to reflect on some things. My life is going to change soon. I won't be going to college anymore. It will be on to the workforce. I have been applying to places, have not heard anything back yet. I know that I just have to keep praying, the Lord will provide. He has never failed me yet..

Saturday, June 6, 2009

A woman that will always have a special place in my heart..

I told you yesterday that today I would tell you about my great grandmother.. Her name was Ruth Reeves. It's been over a year now she passed away and went to be with her Savior.. She is a lady that I will never forget. The memories that I shared with her will always have a special place in my heart.

I was the first great grandchild on my mother's side of the family. My mom was the first grandchild and my grandmother was the first child. Pretty cool huh? Well, my first day of school my picture was in the Mobile Press Register, because I was the 4th generation to go to Tanner Williams Elementary School.

When I was in middle school, the bus always picked me up and dropped me off at my great grandmother's house. We all called her Mamaw. Everyday when I got off the school bus I would go inside and visit her. We shared a special bond. She always had coffee ready for me and she had some kind of bread made.. Sometimes it was Blueberry Muffins, Banana Nut bread (which was my favorite).. and many other kinds.. She always knew exactly what time I got off the bus so the bread was warm and the coffee was fixed. I never had drank coffee until mamaw made some. Now, her coffee was not like regular coffee, it was half coffee and half milk. It was the best. I still have one of the cups that was my cup when I was at Mamaw's, I drank out of it everyday.

She would always sat and listen to all my stories of the day. Usually on the first day of the school year, I would stay for an hour or more. I had to tell her about all my new teachers, what they were like and so on.. She always listened and give me advice..

I will always remember the one day that she prayed at her house. It was just me and her. I had never heard such a powerful prayer, she named everyone in the family just about, and prayer needs. She walked with the Lord. I always say that I hope one day when I am old that my faith will be strong like her's.

When she passed away last year, I sang at the funeral, it wasn't easy. I just reminded myself that I was singing it to her. I know that even when I was in college, she prayed for me, that I would do good in my studies and on my test.. Mamaw, I know you are in a better place now, but I sure do miss you..

Friday, June 5, 2009

What a crazy night at work...

So... Today is Friday!! I am so glad.. Last night at work I was going to start reading my book.Well, that didn't get to happen.. One of the teacher's could not get the VCR to work in his room.. I had to move him into another classroom.. First, I had to make sure that VCR worked and it did thankfully.. Well, then the teacher said the remote control did not work. Well, then I had to find batteries.. By the time I finally got back to my desk another problem came up.. Another classroom's computer was locked and you could not unlock it. So, I unpluged the computer and restarted the computer. That worked!

I say all of this to tell you that only one in a blue moon does things like this ever happen at work. Usually things are very quite, I can get my work done. Well, last night was not one of those night. A thunderstorm happened and I think that VCR that didn't work got struck by lightning or something. When I went in the room it was really loud like a plane going off.. Finally, I left work at 10:00.

This morning was my last class in Business and Technical Writing! I was so glad.. Now, I don't have to get up at 6:00 everyday. I am treating myself at Moka's (my favorite coffee shop). There is nothing like sitting in a coffee shop drinking a cup of coffee.. It just calms me.. I can't explain it.. Every time I drinking coffee though, sometimes it makes me think of my great grandmother. She was the one who in the middle school started me on coffee.. I will have to save the long story for another day..

Hope you all have a great weekend.. I will take pictures of the family reunion and post them on Monday.. Until then, enjoy your weekend..

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Just another thursday.. but the weekend will be here soon.

So, it's Thursday and I want it to be the weekend.. Class this morning was short. Then, I went shopping at Target. I got a new swimsuit! I love it! I came home and washed my car and did some exercising. Now, I am sitting here drinking a cup of coffee before I go to work. I have to work from 5 till 10 tonight. It will make for a long day.

This weekend is going to be great though! Friday and Saturday I get to spend it with David. Sunday I am going to church in the morning. Sunday afternoon is family reunion. It's going to be lots of fun. It's going to be a little hard on me at first because it will be the first year that grandpa will not be there. I have been thinking about him a lot lately. He was such a wonderful man and I miss him so much.

Well, tonight at work I am going to start reading my book called Think Like Jesus. It's one of the three books I have to read for a summer class that I start in July. I will have to tell you how it goes.. Have a great Thursday!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

First blog...

Well, this is my first blog.. My cousin Heather is the one who after reading her blogs she has inspired me to start.. I just got home from a long day.. I am in summer classes right now. I will finish this August and receive my degree.. I will be so glad. Right now I get up at 6:00 everyday. Leave the house by 7:10 in order to be at class at 8. Then I work until 5 everyday. So, at the end of the day I am ready to get in the bed.

Hopefully, tomorrow will be a more interesting day.