Wednesday, October 28, 2009

the trees spill gold

Over the last couple months my life has been constantly changing... so many things have happened. I've made some big decisions, the kind that totally turn you around and make a few unexpected turns along the way. I decided to stay in NY and not make a big move to another state, but I did decide to move.

the driveway from my own poem

Now, when I walk to my front door, this is what I see. I am in love with this house and yard. The apartment itself leaves a little to be desired ;) but hey, I can't have it all at once now can i?

I've debated putting pictures of the inside up, but am going to wait until I have finished some of the decorating. I have some very specific ideas so it's not like I'm wondering what to do, it's just taking some time. So once I get it finished up, I will share pictures.

beautifully imperfect

Other than moving though, there have been other changes. And it feels weird to just blurt it out here on my blog, but I've started seeing the most amazing guy. We've been dating since my birthday a few weeks ago and in all sincerity I am totally falling for him. I used to think about what this time in my life would be like, but I never imagined it would be this great.

and the sun shone through

Everything is different now... and when everything was changing near the end of the summer, I wasn't sure how ready I was for it.

Change is hard.

It takes you out of the comfort you may have found in the place you were in.

gold spilling from their tips

But there is peace in the change when you know God is leading you...

It was so hard for me to make this move from home to a new place... and I thought I would be alone.

But I should have known better. The first few days in the new house I had no internet and woke up to silence in the morning light. Such a peace filled my heart and I knew then that I would not be alone even when noone was here.

God knows me so well... and timing is everything with Him. I haven't been or felt alone in this first month away from my family.

once it was fall

Each time I look out the window and see all these leaves changing I can't help but sigh on the inside and thank the Lord for the different seasons He brings upon us. In life and in our hearts.

I am so thankful for the way He's been leading me and that He's guided me into a new season of life that is so much better than I ever thought it could be.


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4 extraordinary comments:

Melissa October 28, 2009 at 12:35 PM  

I am so happy for you. Steve is wonderful, and I think perfect for you :0)

Anonymous October 28, 2009 at 2:19 PM  

I knew that when God brought you that "special someone" it would be when you least expected him. Your life would feel full and satisfying.....you wouldn't be looking.....and he would just one day be there. I'm sooo very proud of you Amanda. I'm so impressed with the decisions that you have made these last 6 years and your maturity in the Lord shines brightly. I just knew that He would bless you richly for waiting on Him and His path. It's so worth it isn't it?

Love you,
Colleen

Mrs. Staff Sergeant: October 28, 2009 at 9:12 PM  

Hooray for the boyfriend! That's so exciting!

And those trees are fantastic!! We don't have much of that down here in Jersey :( Makes me miss NY.

Right before J and I got married I lived in a tiny little junky apartment (In Nerwark- Wayne County, yay!). It was probably all of 500 square feet and drafty and full of 70s paneling. But it was on a nice private lot that backed up to a wooded area and the trees outside all of my windows were brilliant orange and red that fall. I so enjoyed living there!...Cherish your time in your new place. Believe it or not, you'll probably look back with very fond memories someday :)

Smiling Sal :) October 29, 2009 at 5:23 PM  

I'm so happy for you!! Yes, change is definitely HARD, but yet so good. Just think how horrid life really would be if nothing changed - BORING!! It is so great being so in love with a Daddy who knows us so much better than we know ourselves.
Any yes, enjoy this sweet time of dating...don't rush it, you'll only be here once!! :)
Love you lots!! :)

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