October turned out even better than I could have imagined. Most of September was spent secretly planning for the day I will marry my best friend. We knew the date we wanted and we started the planning process but I was still patiently waiting for Peter to finish his job in Texas so he could surprise me with a ring and I could announce to the world that I was the lucky lady that would become his wife. Thanks to his super duper sneaky skills he surprised me in Austin with the beautiful ring and I couldn’t be any happier. It kind of made the whole month of October the best month ever.
Some other things that I am thankful for are….
1. God’s grace and knowing that He makes every morning new.
With all the excitement lately I haven’t been making time like I should for His Word. A group of co-workers recently started a book club and asked me to join but I decided that if I don’t make time for reading my bible every day then I shouldn’t make time for reading a random book every day either. Then that made me think… I make time for SO many things. Family, Peter, friends, TV shows, Facebook, Instagram, this blog, yoga, etc. My heart is constantly pulled in so many directions but the one thing that should always win is my relationship with Christ and that relationship isn’t going to grow if I’m not spending time WITH Him every day.
In the next month ahead I am going to be more cautious of how I am spending my time and make sure that I’m making a constant effort to spend it with Him.
2. The women that I am so blessed to have in my life.
I feel so lucky to have 6 women that are going to stand with me on my special day next year but more than anything I am so thankful for their hearts. They all have a heart that loves the Lord and that makes me smile… the next year is going to be so much fun and I know that a lot of that will be because of the women I have around me.
3. The amazing music that I experienced in Austin.
It was awesome. That’s really all I can say about it… even with the hot sticky weather, pouring rain, slimy mud and aching feet it was so much fun!
4. Sweet baby boy
I can’t wait to meet the new member of the Eliya family this weekend! Becoming an aunt is so much fun!! I also feel so blessed to become apart of a family that I love so much… I know that is an amazing gift!
This might sound cheesy but I am honestly just thankful for life. Thankful for the people I have in my life and all the wonderful things I have experienced so far. So many people take this life for granted and I know I have many times but I want to sit back and breathe. Taking it all in. Feel my heart beating in my chest and feel the air in my lungs. I am thankful.