Everything is going well, but I haven't had time to update this. It is hard enough to keep my private journal updated! Yesterday I finished one of my projects early in class so I scooped up my journal and went to Starbucks to catch up in it and also read from Passion & Purity. - Reading from P&P stirred my heart as it brought back vivid remembrences of the struggles, confusion, and heartache during our long wait. It also helped to renew my desire not to take anything for granted now, and to appreciate God's mercy and faithfulness.
Something I would appreciate prayer for is figuring out whether or not I would continue attending college if we get married. The reason we are trying to think through it now is because in another month I'll be registering for my spring semester. However, if I were to stop school once married I think I would want to stop now. It is hard to decide because I really want to make sure I have plenty of time to give my home and husband my full attention, and yet at the same time I would like to complete my degree in interior design. If I went part time it would take me 2.5 more years to finish. So anyway, if ya'll think of it if you could pray for God's wisdom and guidance in that area.
Tonight we are going on a date night. Seth has been very thoughtful in planning out our times together...I appreciate his servant leadership!
Our courtship has been going very well and we've enjoyed the discussions we've had together and getting to know one another more. We would appreciate your prayers!
Here is a picture of Seth and I on our first "date." :-D
As of yesterday, Seth and I are officially courting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yesterday morning Dad gave him permission and last night Seth took me on our first date and asked if he could court me...of course I said yes...and so here we are, after all this time! :-D God is good!!!! :-D
...He makes everything beautiful in its time.
...a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace....
...a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;...
...a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;...
...a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;...
...a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;...
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven...