Sunday, March 23, 2014

{sunday thanks}

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such week.

much days.

wow.



hello my friends.

Don't you just love doge?  Those eyes... those cute crossed paws!  We love it when Charlie (my mom's corgi) is suspicious.  Ah!  Such cute.  ;-)

The past few weeks have been good ones, pretty chill for nursing school.  Definitely productive.  I'm not looking forward to the next couple of weeks because T is going on a long business trip and I have a bunch of tests and projects coming up, plus clinical paperwork, so it's going to be interesting.  And by interesting I mean busy.  And by busy I mean stressful.  I'm so not ready for tomorrow.

However, I will still give thanks.


[thank you]

Dear allegra, thank you for being a great comrade versus pollen.  Pollen and I don't agree but you help mediate the war.  Thanks for that.

Dear S, thank you for all your kind and encouraging words on Friday night.  I am so thankful that I've met you through dating T.  I hope we are friends for a very long time!  I'm so grateful for knowing you and for our friendship.

Dear Hyatt Regency, thank you for being so beautiful and such a fun place to stay for the weekend while T and I witnessed two friends' blessed union {even though I could barely handle the tenth floor, much less the twenty-seventh).  And to City Park/the Botanical Gardens/the Court of the Two Sisters and New Orleans, y'all were amazing hosts, too.  The absolute perfect settings for all the fun we had over the last couple of days.

Dear MayBooks, thank you for being the best solution to my journal needs.  I love how helpful you are with my studies, prayer life, and list/organizing needs.  And oh!  The monograms!  How I love!

Dear macaroni & cheese, why are you always so delicious?  More importantly, why am I questioning it?  Thanks for being consistently wonderful and a staple in my life (and for being such a good pair to dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets for those days that I just don't care).


grace + peace
xoxo

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

from this valley

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Oh, the desert dreams of a river
that will run down to the sea
like my heart longs for an ocean
to wash down over me

Oh, won't you take me from this valley
to that mountain high above? 
I will pray, pray, pray 
until I see your smiling face 
I will pray, pray, pray 
to the one I love

Oh, the outcast dreams of acceptance
just to find pure love's embrace
like an orphan longs for his mother
May you hold me in your grace


Won't you take me from this valley
to that mountain high above? 
I will pray, pray, pray 
until I see your smiling face
I will pray, pray, pray
to the one I love

Oh, the caged bird dreams of a strong wind 
that will flow 'neath her wings 
Like a voice longs for a melody, 
oh, Jesus carry me


Won't you take me from this valley
to that mountain high above? 
I will pray, pray, pray 
until I see your smiling face 
I will pray, pray, pray 
to the one I love

I will pray, pray, pray 
until I see your smiling face 
I will pray, pray, pray 
to the one I love



Thank you, The Civil Wars, for a beautiful song with an amazing message.  Very thankful this song came on my shuffle while I was getting ready this morning.

Even if I'm in a valley, God will carry me to the mountain.

Love You.

xoxo

Thursday, March 13, 2014

joy

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I just got back from an interview with a major area hospital for a summer nurse tech position, and y'all, I just might be flying.

How great our God is.  How great and glorious is He.

I stressed and worried so much about whether or not nursing was the career for me, and He's proven to me again and again that it is.

He has totally blessed this path.

All the heartaches and struggles... they're all worth it.  I'm becoming who I was created to be.

my heart is so full of joy and love and light.

passing it on to you...

xoxo

Sunday, March 9, 2014

{sunday thanks}

[[new thing]]

I am so full of thanks for kazillions of little things in my life that I must be more overtly grateful for.

so on Sundays I'm going to post a {sunday thanks} with little thank you notes to random things that have changed me or helped me renew myself or helped me be a better Kelli over the week.

ps.  you're pretty cool for stopping by, I like that about you.


{thank you}

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Dear orchid plant in my living room, you brighten every long hour of studying with your reminder that life exists even in the most concrete of jungles.  And you're a really pretty color.  Thank you for being a note of happy in my every day life.

[personal]

Dear Keurig creators, you guys rock my socks off and I love having coffee with too much sugar in it every day because of you.  Thank you.

[personal]
Dear T, thank you for being there for me when my heart is heavy and I feel like I just can't keep going. You are the best cheerleader, ever.  And thank you for all of your made-to-order Kelli-sized hugs that never run out of stock: even though my timing can sometimes mean the sacrifice of delicious pancakes or hot coffee.  And thank you for writing down some of the things you said on my pink post-its so I can look at them whenever I need a boost.  I have already done that like 4 times today.  

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Dear A Cup of Jo, thank you for posting that egg sandwich recipe over two years ago, which I finally got an opportunity to try today.  I burned my lip on the hot cheese but don't even care.  It was so delicious.

[personal]
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for listening to my woes every time I bring them to You, and for comforting me, and for relieving my anxiety every time I ask, and for being the strength and wisdom I'm not so that I can come to you in order to succeed.  And thank you for all the people in my life that mean so much to me every single day- the people that I talk to constantly and those I haven't really spoken to in years.  I know You bring them in and out of my life for reasons, and I'm grateful for everyone who has ever left an impression on me.  Thank you so much.

have a blessed Sunday, y'all.

xoxo