Archive | October, 2015

“Through All of It”

24 Oct

“There are days I’ve taken more than I can give, and there are choices that I made that I wouldn’t make again

I’ve had my share of laughter, of tears and troubled times 

This has been the story of my life

I have won and I have lost, I got it right sometimes but sometimes I did not, life’s been a journey, I’ve seen joy, I’ve seen regret 

Oh and You have been my God through all of it…”

–“Through All of It” by: Colton Dixon

 
This song has been on my heart the last few days. I was actually listening to it on repeat last night. Don’t you just love songs like that? 

I’ve been filled with a lot of stress and anxiety lately. A lot of it has been all in my head, some not so much. When I’m stressed and anxious I tend to cry and even feel sick at my stomach. It’s just what happens. 

The purpose of this post is not to bring anyone down though. Even though I’ve been stressed and anxious, there have been constant reminders of God’s goodness. 

First, there was an excellent sermon and praise and worship in church Wednesday night. The sermon talked about standing firm and waiting on God. How so often in life we want to fight our own battles against the enemy, but God is fighting for us. He will go before us and fight on our behalf. He is such a good God.

Second, encouragement from my wonderful hubby and family. They listen and give the best advice. They pray for me. I’m so blessed.

Last, but not least, God’s peace. A few scriptures I’m leaning on:

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” ‭‭-1 Peter‬ ‭5:7‬ 

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” -Philippians‬ ‭4:6‬ 

“And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” -Philippians‬ ‭4:7‬

““I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”” -John‬ ‭16:33‬ 

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,” -Ephesians‬ ‭3:20‬ 

And this scripture, which has been an encouragement to me for a very long time:

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” -‭Jeremiah‬ ‭29:11‬ ‭

Never forget, no matter what you’re going through in this life, that God will never leave you. He will go before you. He loves you so much and He has a great plan for your life.

Blessings,

-Mrs. Hannah D. 😊

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Weekends

18 Oct

Weekends are my favorite. Like ever. The work week is done and it’s time to relax and spend time with the ones you love. What could be better?!

So this week, since Monday to be exact, I’ve been sick. Nothing major or anything, just a bad sore throat and a cold. So in the evenings after work I’ve pretty much been a slump. Thankfully I have a super understanding and sweet hubby that takes care of me and helps around the house. He’s the best, I’m so blessed. ☺️

Let’s fast forward to Thursday. Thursday’s are my Friday, three day weekends are the best! So that evening Houston & I went to meet my family for dinner. Thursday=Mexican food. 😜 Anyway, we get to the restaurant, and keep in mind it’s been 3 days since we’ve seen our nieces. As soon as we get out of the truck and walk over to my brother’s  vehicle I hear a sweet little voice saying “Uncle Houston and Hannah!!!!” The excitement in Adalyn’s voice melted my heart. Talk about making someone’s day!! Then sweet baby Emery Kate was smiling at me all during dinner. My heart could burst with love for those two. Being an aunt is the best. 💕 

Ya know, I’ve learned, and I probably say it often, but sometimes it’s the little things in this life that mean so much. 

Little things like having clean sheets to snuggle in at the end of a long week. Or spending Saturday morning cleaning and then getting a pedicure in the afternoon. Even spending Saturday night at home with your hubby; having pizza and watching Netflix. Nothing fancy, nothing super spectacular, but equally wonderful. 

You know, God is so good in so many ways. He gives us this life. A life that isn’t perfect with trials and all, but we have the opportunity to make memories and spend time with the ones we love. 

God is so good. I’m so blessed. Truly can’t say that enough. 

Until next time.

Blessings,

-Mrs. Hannah D. 🙂 

It’s Been Too Long

9 Oct

Well, once again, it has been way too long since I’ve blogged… I have no excuse, as usual. Hopefully my sparatic blogging will eventually become much less…sparatic. 

Anyway, if you read my blog on a regular basis I sincerely apologize because I haven’t written in so long! 

So the last couple of months has been pretty busy!

Emery Kate is now 3 months old!!! She is precious, sweet, and so perfect!! She is starting to coo and it is so stinkin’ sweet! You can talk to her and smile at her and when she smiles back it just melts my heart! She smiles with her eyes too. You can see the pure joy in her face. 

 

Melting hearts for 3 months! ☺️💕

  

sweet, sweet baby! 💕

  

Her smile is infectious!! 😊

 
Adalyn Britt is 3 1/2!!! She is so grown up. She is so smart and independent. She is such an awesome big sister! She loves and helps out so much with Emery! A few weeks ago mom, Chels, & I took Adalyn to Build-a-Build Workshop so she could build a bear for the first time!! She has a blast!! 😄

 

Getting the heart ready with her momma for her teddy bear! 😊❤️

  

Meet Snuggles!!! ☺️🐻

  

Yes, she is as sweet as she looks! 💕😊

 
So Houston and I had a wonderful time on our Florida vacation back in August!! It was so, so nice to just relax, be with each other, and do whatever we wanted! We were beach bums all week! It was such a blessing to just be together for a whole week. It was like a second honeymoon! We even had beach pictures made! 

My favorite place with my favorite guy. ❤️

  
  

This describes us to a T! Always making me smile. 😊

  
 
I love this life we share. I love this love we share. Houston is such a good man. I could never thank God enough for him!

So lately, we’ve been spending our evenings watching Law & Order: SVU. Have you ever seen this show?! If not, you’re missing out big time!! We’re kind of obsessed. 😏😉

All my favorite cast members!!

Anyway, I hope to start blogging more often! 😊

Let me leave you with some encouragement:

  This is one of my favorite Bible verses. It has been an encouragement to me during some uncertain times in my life. I hope and pray God speaks to you through it as well! 

Blessing,

Mrs. Hannah D. ☺️