...what I am by each and every single one of your encouraging comments.
Y'all are amazing.
I sat and cried as I read each comment and felt so unworthy of the time that each of you took out of your busy lives to lift me up and confirm me.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
God will bless you for glorifying Him!
I promise I am going to get back into blogging again in full force really soon.
This holiday season is just wearing me out this year.
Our practice is insanely busy, which is a blessing.
The biggest monkey on our backs is that we started a mini-construction project in our home.
The project was supposed to be started and completed back in August, but the contractor/builders did not have their acts together.
So, after several months of patiently waiting and being in limbo, we started from scratch in mid-November.
The person who built this house had the fireplace in the great room sheetrocked in so that he could put his big screen tv back in the recessed space...
there is a chimney and everything!
Needless to say, this eyesore has been driving us crazy, so I am looking forward to making it a functional space.
While the workers are coming, the project is taking MUCH longer than planned...because they waste an incredible amount of time.
Plus, I need to be at home while they are working to answer questions, etc.
I am stir crazy. I can't get anything accomplished.
They say they'll be here at 8:30am and they don't show up until 1pm.
I'm seriously about to pull my hair out.
This project was supposed to have been completed by last Friday.
They are nowhere near finished as of this evening.
I'm also scheduled to pick up my brother-in-law at the airport tomorrow as he is flying home for Christmas from Vancouver, BC.
We had hoped for the project to be completed before his arrival as he probably won't be back for another year, but what can you do?
I know I sound terribly spoiled complaining, and I certainly don't mean to.
I am thankful to be getting the project addressed as we have been saving and budgeting for almost 2 years now.
This project is our Christmas present to each other.
Now that we are finally getting the fireplace installed, it will probably be another 2 years before we can afford furniture for the room. Ha!
Oh, well. I am just thankful to have a home.
Another big hiccup for me has been that I maxed out the storage space on our almost 7 year old laptop with pictures, as well as 2 external hard drives.
The poor little machine was like the little engine that could.
The computer started acting up back in June, and so I've been trying to take it easy on it ever since.
Brandon said we were due for a new computer, so we started saving early in the summer.
Last month we finally got our new computer and it works like a dream!
I've been going through pictures and familiarizing myself with the updated software and such.
Technology is a wonderful thing, but it is scary how dependent we are on it.
I also traveled to East Tennessee to share my testimony at a private event last week and I can't wait to share more about it, so I spent several weeks preparing for that during any spare time I had.
God is so great and it's incredible how He orchestrates certain relationships and friendships.
So, that's a really quick update...I promise I'll be back!
I hope y'all are having a very blessed and happy holiday season so far!
Love to you all!!