Saturday, March 21, 2015

It's been a long time, friends.

Hi! It's me again... that girl from GA who lives in MO who adores people way more than any other blessing there is on this gorgeous earth of ours... Yeah. Me. :) I hope you're doing well. I've taken a LONG break from blogging. I've not even always kept up with FB. I've been doing better about that lately. I miss you all and want to stay connected.This week has gotten me to thinking about this blog, and I thought, "Why not pick that back up... if nothing else than to catch up the past year..." That it's been 4 years now since I made the choice that this would become my home, BLOWS my MIND! But, here we are, coming up on May 26th... for the 4 year anniversary mark of "Living in the Sunshine." Wow. Lots has happened
So, I plan to tell you about my life. Our apartment. The Missouri Mavericks. A couple incredible families of 6. My co-manager. My red car. How much I love the Royals. Really just how much I love baseball and softball in general. That I'm not scared to drive a golf cart anymore. How mad I can get these days. How much I LOVE Sour Patch Kids. How cuddling baby Teagan was one of the sweetest things I've ever done. Not to mention the awesomeness which is getting a whole stack of letters in the mail!
Speaking of which,
I just read all the letters and honestly, I feel like I just went home for a week!! It did me that much good. They make me smile, bring back great memories, make me cry, and they make me laugh out loud! There are so many little elements of love and care written into the pages of these letters. It cannot be put into words, but it can be put into my heart. I treasure that my Moma and lil sister write me often, with letters from other family members making history in my weeks when they arrive as well!
It's too late to start telling you everything about my life now. For now, just know: This is a happy little girl who just had a very busy, sweet, funny, good, hard, emotional, God-focused week! Who saw beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Who watched the rain, saw flowers budding, and listened to birds sing. Who drove a lot of hours and never went more than 50 miles from home. Who made new friends, saw old friends, and prayed for all of them. Who knew she was loved by HIM first, and true friends and dear family next. Who is putting Heaven as the #1 goal in life, and thankful for all those who push her to keep on keeping on!
What a good week! So happy that tomorrow is Sunday; it's time to start all over!
"I will enter His courts with thanksgiving in my heart. I will enter His courts with praise.--
I will rejoice for He has made me glad!"