Did I tell you that Taylor brought me to St Louis this weekend? We drove up after he got off work on Friday and brought my cousin Trey and his girlfriend Madison. They are juniors in college. It's so wonderful how Taylor was thinking about us and our witness and how we should NOT come alone to a city! Taylor is great and always takes the high road with me! Love it!
We got up today and went downstairs for hotel breakfast and it was $12 a pop so we went to McDonalds!!
Then it started raining so we chilled in the hotel room for a while and finally left and went to the Galleria where we had Panda Express - I do not know what it is about mall foo courts but they rock! We saw several cubs fans and because Taylor is a Huge cubs fan he had to talk to them all!
When we came up here Dad was still trying to get us tickets.. Well we got them around 1:30! They were great seats behind 3 base line! however, it would have been nice if i would have known the game started at 3! at 3:30 Taylor received a text from a buddy asking where we were sitting.. hey guess what! we were still at the mall! So we rushed to the stadium (about 15 minutes) made some great friends at the parking lot and then ran inside! Our seats, again, were wonderful and we had just the most wonderful time.
Here we are at the food court! First official picture together!! Adorable!
In the suit store waiting on our boys - this is Madison and she is dating my cousin Trey! She was so much fun to hang out with this weekend!
This was Maurice and he helped Taylor pick out a suit for next weekend. Okay let me let you in on a little something special in Taylor's life (besides me haha joke!) Taylor is getting the honor to perform the wedding ceremony at one of his great college friend's wedding's next weekend. How awesome is that. So he had to get a suit - which is a great purchase for a 22 year old. He needed a suit. Well, this suit was wonderful. and Looked very handsome on him. I am getting to go to the wedding and I am wondering what I should wear - I will probably call my friend Amy, she is the best dressed... EVER! I wish she lived with me! She should most likely come over this week to check out my options. I will give her a call.
Taylor in his suit! Love it! OKay - can i just state again if I haven't before how crazy I am about this boy and how excited I am to see him do his job. He has been going over notes and praying about this sermon for a while and I am thrilled to see what God has in store for this couple - And I get to be there! Have you ever been with your family, boyfriend, or friend and just been in utter joy that you were with them... that is called BLISS my friend! And I have a ton of it right now! This boy makes me soo happy. Oh, and I am excited to sit and watch him do a great job... can you be excited for that? I am.
Here we are at the Cards Cubs game.. which the Cubs lost MISERABLY at. However, the cubs came back today and won 6-3. Touche Clark! Taylor does not meet a stranger so everybody we saw ALL DAY that had a cubs shirt on, he had to talk to! We got some crazy stories, but for the most part - I have learned that Americans are very friendly people and if you are being authentically genuine - they will be the same back to you and it will all work out! Be inspired to be authentically genuine to a stranger tomorrow.. whether that be in the gym, at the store, or even driving - wave, say something nice, ask about something positive! You will find bliss.
The gang at the game! We had so much fun altogether and let me tell you something - madison can talk some smack! The cubs were not playing veryw ell, the GM got kicked out, bad play at third, lowsy call at second - and they could not hit - 3 up 3 down every inning but the first.
After the game we went to Cheesecake Factory and there was an hour wait to get a beeper! and then a 2 hour wait after that. we said - no thanks!
and headed to red lobster -
Rules of the trade:
1.Get the Coconut Shrimp!
2. Get the Lobster Pizza
3. DONT FORGET DESSERT _ CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE AND ICECREAM!
No lie - it was gone in a blink of an eye - and it was GOOD!
Me and Taylor - Still with that silly hat on - At least I know he is faithful and loyal!! :)
So Today - with everything going on... I have decided to sit in peace in the knowledge that God sees everything, he knows everything, and he holds me together! He knows what is coming up and what shall pass!
Deuteronomy 32:3-4 I will proclaim the name of the LORD. Oh, praise the greatness of our god! He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all His ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright, and just he is!
I am sooo impatient! I want the answers NOW! However, I bet God is laughing. He is probably saying oh my child - have you learned nothing. How many of us wander in life and think why isn't this working out - why isn't everything happening like it should. It's because we don't have the missing puzzle piece - JESUS. It is so bard sometimes to see God's hand and his plan at work, but walking daily and praying daily for his hand and his help and guidance in faith knowing that HE HAS REASONS AND HIS PLAN IS PERFECT!
Psalm 33:11 - But the plans of the LORD stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.
Yes sir, that is a true verse!~ As everything in life starts wokring out again, and everything begins to unfold - I always feel so silly - like Look at your perfect plan jesus! Your wonderful timing - WOW!! Every curve, every tear, every bump and bruise had a purpose - and that purpose gave me a divine conspiracy. He formed me - he knew what would happen!
I hope you are encouraged to slow down and be patient! God does have a plan - and if you are unsure what that is right now... GET EXCITED!! that just means the best part of the story is yet to come!! YAY!
Have bliss in a charmed way!