Thursday, March 7, 2013

life is good

oh little blog of mine... how i miss thee... let me count the ways...

seriously though... the fact that i've neglected this little corner of the interweb for almost 6 months makes me wanna hang my head in shame. but at the same time i love that i don't feel bound to update this all the time. that i can be free to just live my life and come and go as i please. although that doesn't do much for the relationships i've built on here and the people who only know about my life when i post... so to those of you i'm sorry! jeff is constantly encouraging me to blog more and i just nod my head and say 'yeah yeah' and then i don't do it. i got an email the other day from a woman who has read my blog and found some inspiration and i wanted to share part of what she wrote with you:
"Last March I began my weight loss journey.  I stumbled across your blog and found so much inspiration!  I just wanted to let you know that if you still read this I have lost 65 pounds since March.  I found so much comfort in a real person who had done it.  I find it so hard to believe the tv ads and magazines that show people who have lost a considerable amount of weight.  Your faith is so inspirational and I believe that it is so important to the journey.  With God all things are possible. Thank you Susan!!!"
i love how just sharing your story can inspire and motivate someone to LITERALLY CHANGE THEIR LIFE. how amazing is that? it's once again a reminder of the power of social media to connect with people we otherwise wouldn't be able to. the chance to share our story. the ups the downs. the tears the laughter. it is such a powerful tool that can be used to harness SO.MUCH.GOOD. and i'm honored to be part of it... even in a small way!

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life is so crazy busy right now with just (hold me jesus) 37 days until the wedding but it is so crazy good. when i give myself time to just stop and think about this season of life i'm in i literally start bawling. no joke. ask my sister. i totally did it at bible study this week. i am just so overwhelmed with God's faithfulness in my life and how he knew, even amidst all the pain and brokenness i endured, that my story wouldn't end there. he saw my wedding day to jeff before i did. and i look back and remember a time where i didn't think the feelings i have today would ever be possible and yet here i am. i'm in awe. in awe of a Creator who weaves the tragedy of our lives into something more beautiful than we could have ever imagined. my heart is full of gratitude and most days i feel like words aren't enough. so i just cry. haha!

so much more i could say but for today this is enough. many more things i'd love to write about but i'll save that for another day.

grace and peace,

 

11 comments:

Shannon Dew said...

I am so so happy for you and this place you are at in your life! I cannot wait to hear and see all about your wedding. After seeing the pictures of the shower on Katie's blog I just know it will be amazing!

Sarah @ More Sangria, please! said...

i am SOOO happy for you and jeff! Even though I don't know the full story of what happened what whats his name, it's great to see you so happy!

Meg G said...

So first Katie makes me all weepy today with her post, now you! What an amazing testimony of patience and love you have been blessed with. I cannot wait to see wedding photos!
Xoxo

Melissa said...

I remember finding your blog when you were still in such deep hurt from your breakup before. And then seeing God bring Jeff in your life - even all the way from Louisiana! ;) I was SO happy for you! And still am. I know what you mean about totally being overwhelmed with God's faithfulness. I felt that way with Him bringing me my husband, and now with my new job (which sounds silly but it's SUCH an answer to prayer!), and i know He will do the same for us with babies. He is SO GOOD!

Love this pic! And i know you don't blog all the time but the freedom is a good thing! And while you're not blogging, at least i can follow you on instagram! ;) Although there have been a couple of times I've gotten a little confused - i have a good friend here whose name is Susan, and her shower was on March 2, too! Haha!

Mrs. S said...

I love this! SOo happy for you. You're blog is one of my favorites.
I'm glad I get to keep up with you through instagram. :)

Katie @ Loves of Life said...

I love when you write :)

Katie @ Loves of Life said...

Also commenting from my phone is annoying. I love Jeff even more for encouraging you to write! Bless that man :) hehe. Love you both!

Hailey @ Me and My Boys said...

All I can say is thank God for Facebook and instagram! lol. Your wedding day is going to be absolutely perfect. Enjoy this season you're in!! I've loved watching God turn that heartache into happy tears. xoxo.

Ashley @ Gratitude and Latitude said...

So so happy for you, Susan. I cannot wait to see what a beautiful bride you are!

Jessica @ Wanting Adventure said...

I can only imagine how you are dealing with the wedding coming up! How exciting! :) Congrats in advance but my, things are going to be amazing for you and Jeff!

Vicky - Professional Doctorate said...

I’m very happy for you for finding peace and happiness in your heart. It’s really true that we can only understand God’s plan if we open our hearts and mind to him. God is our Father. A Father’s love is immeasurable and strong. That’s how God loves us, enduring and gives a second chance.



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