Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Here we go!

So I am not a writer by any means, although I have kept journals since I was 10. For some reason I can process through things better when I see it in writing. I thought it would be fun to join in the blogging world, although I am sure I do not know what I am getting myself into.

2010 was a BIG year for my family. My poor parents married off all 3 of us in 8 months! My brother was in March, sister in May, and I got married this past November. Marriage is amazing, but not easy. I definitely have learned A LOT about who I really am. A book I read when we first got married-Sacred Marriage-best book ever- had a quote in it that said this.."If God gave you a wedding gift, the gift tag would read 'Here is a mirror, a.k.a your spouse. Here's to seeing who you truly are" Haha I loved that! It is so true too. I think a lot of people go into marriage sadly thinking of all of the ways the other person will make YOU happy and focusing on the little things that THEY can change. O boy let me tell you, God has a sweet sense of humor! He will humble you very quickly. But praise God he gives us grace through the person standing next to us. DR (the sweet guy who I tricked into marrying me) is amazing. I mean I know it sounds cliche, but he is my favorite person. I know we haven't been married long but I can honestly say he is the best guy I know. He shows me Jesus constantly. I don't know how else he could love me the way he does if it weren't for the big God we serve. Now I am not naive, I know he is human and he struggles and fails as much as the rest of us, but for those of you who know our story, this makes it that much sweeter to see the depths God has brought us from.

Big changes have come this year, but like me and DR have constantly said over the last few months 'It's all good stuff'. I think as humans we inherently avoid change at ALL cost. I don't know why it so totally freaks us out, but it does. The verse that was on the front of our wedding program was this: Isaiah 43:18-19  'Forget the former things, do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a NEW thing! Do you not perceive it?" This has been my anthem for the past year and a half. God has shown me time and time again that his plans are bigger than mine. The funny thing is that His are always so much greater than mine and I usually am kicking and screaming the whole way through. Thank you Jesus that you are a God that not only holds your arms out to your prodigal children but you run to them.

SO here is my first ever blog. I apologize for my ADD. It will be scattered across the pages of my blog I am sure :)


  1. You are a treasure, my dear, and I look forward to reading your thoughts. They are wiser than you know, for you are following our wise God wholeheartedly! Love to you.

  2. My sweet friend, I am so glad that I will now have a way to keep up with you and your beautiful new life. I miss you way too much! I love your writing, and your ADD. :)


  3. This is so great kels, I love You, and I can't wait to keep up with you through this. You have so much wisdom to give to everyone, I have been so blessed to receive it most of my life with you! :) Love you my dear.

  4. aw ... i know i already commented ... but it is gone now! So i will just say that I agree with all of the above posts! i love you Kels and I am so excited to read a little of what goes on in your mind everyday even though you are miles away.

  5. Kels, this is great! I am so excited you started a blog and agree with Ms. Blessing whole-heartedly, that you have so much more wisdom than you know! God continues to use you to bless others. I need to post that verse in my car, school and house!!... I really want us to finally have our phone date we have been trying for all week... I mean, I didn't even know you had a blog until Mary Lanier told me tonight at dinner! I miss you and sometimes Columbia feels like Egypt. :( K and I can't wait to see two of our very favorite people on Sunday! Love you so very much and miss you muchooooooooooo!!!