It's amazing to think that this Friday we will have been married for a month! It has been quite a month, with lots of traveling, etc. and it's nice to finally be getting settled down.
I just wrote my best friend in America, Erica, about a verse that we both have taken solace in, and I wanted to share it with the rest of you. "But you, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head. I cried aloud to the Lord, and he answered me from his holy hill. I lay down and slept; I woke again, for the Lord sustained me." ~Psalm 3:3-5
According to the information above the Psalm, David wrote this when he fled from Absalom, his son. I can't imagine being in the position David was in. Lot's of uncertainty and very few people on which he could rely. His own son was trying to pull off a military coup! Well...my situation can hardly be compared, but sometimes it is difficult because I feel like my situation has lots of uncertainty with it. That Psalm really encouraged me because it reminded me that each day, God gives us the strength to make it through the situation which he has ordained for us. With that mindset, I have been able to make more of each day, enjoying smaller activities such as cleaning, reading, and setting up our house.
Being in unfamiliar territory for the long haul can bring out the worst in a person. I found that I have quite an impatient streak when I took my last trip to Boardmans. For those of you who don't know, Boardmans is an upscale kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, decor store. It's similar to like Pier 1 or something like that. Well, I had a lot of trouble keeping my cool when I got what I felt to be below adequate customer service. I had to leave the store and let Matt finish the transaction by himself! I didn't know I could get so frustrated at something so simple!
Last night, Matt and I were in the middle of a rather serious prayer when we heard water spilling onto our kitchen floor. We rushed in only to find that our draining pipe on our washing machine did not drain, and it was draining onto the floor. Now, we have the pipe sitting in our sink, when we wash clothes. The washing machine has been quite an issue....two days ago, we broke a part on it and had to wash a load of clothes by hand in the bath tub. I never knew wringing out wet clothes could be so tiresome!
Well...that's about it for now. Matt has been super busy trying to catch up on his work after being sick this past weekend...I'm sure we'll get a blog post out of him some time soon :)