Hello everyone! I haven’t blogged in a very long time and I apologize. I seriously was going to do one about Christmas cards closer to Christmas, but I hit “save draft” and was having technical difficulties uploading pics. Excuses, excuses. In the news: I’M ENGAGED! If you want to know the story, it’s really long and I’m sorry, but I’m not telling it today. Dr. Wile E. Coyote planned out this whole big long day, and it was wonderful. That was New Year’s Eve (at like, 2pm, because that’s when he could get into the building where we had summer project, aka, where we met). Since then, I’ve been a “giggly mess” according to Doc WEC, and I’ve begun wedding planning and talking to friends, telling them the story, etc, etc. I was on Skype for 5 hours today! (One of those calls being to the pre-doc. I pretty much love talking with him all the time. And that was only for like, two hours.)
Anyway, I’ve been thinking about my relationship with D and how fast and how far we’ve come in the last, eh, five months. I now zoom in on Genesis 24 and talk about D and my relationship at the same time:
Back in July, D told me that he was interested in pursuing me. In Genesis 24, we see a servant who is sent by Abraham to find a wife for Isaac, and this was quite the task. The woman was to say something specific, and then the servant was to bring the woman back to the foreign land where Abraham lived with his wife and son. So the servant goes. He finds her, this woman for Isaac. And then he tells her to come with him. Her family is all like “Ehhh….” but she’s like, “I will go” (v58b). So she goes with Abraham’s servant and BOOM! Wife for Isaac. Backing up to the first sentence of this paragraph: Dr. Wile E. Coyote tells me he’s interested in pursuing me. There’s a condition, that he’s going to go to a med school that’s way out of state. First thing I told him? “I’ll go anywhere.” In a sum up (because I don’t remember exactly what I said), I told him what Ruth told Naomi in Ruth 1:16: “Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay.” I told him that I can teach anywhere, and if God has another job for me, I’ll do that wherever God brings me. And God was working in our relationship like crazy. My friend Marissa calls us “like, 1200 kinds of adorable.”
Now, we’re planning a wedding for the month before he starts med school. And it will be hard. A new place, and the only person I’ll know is Dr. Coyote. It’ll be a different culture, too, and I’ll be totally starting over. I mean, now is def the time to make such a drastic move. A couple months back, I was reading Deuteronomy and God told me to go ahead and go to Kentucky (this was before D had officially accepted the offer). Deuteronomy 31:6: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of (x), for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you or forsake you.” (X could equal anything you want. For me, this was a lot of fear of the unknown.) Isn’t God great? D and I talk about scripture and pray together, and it is great. That’s what first made us notice each other. [Insert silly lovesick puppy smiley face here.]
Anyhoo, the next few months seem to be busy ones, but I’m excited. They’ll be good. And I’m getting MARRIED to my best friend! That’s the most exciting part. Is there a most exciting part? Well, that’s probably it. There’ll be lotsa other good stuff, too. I have no idea what job I’ll have in KY or where exactly we’ll be living. But as Abraham tells his worried servant in Genesis 24:7, God is totally at work here. Wanna bet? Everything will be fine, because “God will send his angel before you.” His way will come to pass. And so far, I like his way much better than mine.
In his grace,
the soon-to-be Mrs. Wile E. Coyote *squeal*