I recently watched a movie by the makers of “Facing the Giants” and “Fireproof” called “Courageous”. It really spoke out to me. One of my favorite quotes from the film can be summed up like this:
Everyone wants to go to heaven. But they don’t want to give up everything they have for it. They ask God “can you just weigh out the good and the bad? I’ve been a really good person. The good in my life definitely weighs out the bad. Let me come into heaven!
But that’s not the way it works.
Let’s say someone attacks your mom, brutally, kills her in a parking lot. They go to trial, and the person who did it says, “wait. judge. I know I killed that woman, but I’ve done so many good things too. Please set me free.”
Lets say the judge did that. Would you consider him a good judge or a bad judge?
Probably a bad one right?
Well it is exactly the same with God. We should never expect him to let us go without consequences. That’s why I have accepted Jesus Christ as my savior. God sent him for us. To blot out the bad in our life. So when judgement day does come, we can go into heaven and rock out with Jesus.
So….I have been sick for the past three weeks, and might be getting better.
I have been pretty busy getting ready for Christmas, trying to plan this wedding, etc. Sometimes all of this can get pretty distracting from the things that really matter.
I forget to notice how important my family is to me. And I don’t just mean brothers and sisters and moms and dads. I even mean my soon-to-be in-laws. They are all super amazing. Each person brings something to the table, and there is never a dull moment when I am with them. Each part of my family is perfect in it’s own dysfunctional way. <3
^I own this book! But I have not yet read it! I have only read the first few pages and it is quite inspiring. I keep making excuses of other things to do instead of read. I WILL BEGIN READING THIS BOOK TOMORROW MORNING! Maybe getting this out in the open other people seeing it will hold me accountable. (We will see)
Last but not least, and update on us! There are only 186 days left until our wedding in June! This photo was taken by Tyler’s mother at our engagement party over the weekend! We had a blast hanging out with family members and friends all together at once.
I am going wedding dress shopping tomorrow with all of my lovely ladies, and then we shall do cake tasting, etc very soon!
Why? Because of his overpowering love. He has brought me such and amazing, handsome, young GODLY man into my life that has swept me off of my feet.
It was just like any typical Sunday afternoon, except that instead of just being lazy, we actually planned out a date! Our date night is normally on Thursday nights, but that Thursday was really cold and wet. So that was a no go. We also tried going bowling once, but it was league night so fail fail fail on our part!
But back to Sunday. Tyler decided that we were going to Charleston Falls which is in Tipp City, and is a pretty awesome place. We decided to take the long way around, seemed like it was the “path less traveled” as Tyler described it. And it was pretty fun. We walked through the prarie, the lookout tower, and finally made it to the falls! They were breathtaking and really beautiful. The PERFECT place to be proposed at…
Since it was such a beautiful Sunday afternoon, the falls were pretty busy. With people doing senior pictures, and “that” couple needed 62 pictures with Poochy McGoo and some bubbles.
So we walked our way down the stairs to the falls, and Tyler stops me and says, “Let’s just let have people have their moment at the falls.” I am just thinking….okay this is weird. But cool. Let’s wait.
So we do. And low and behold a bunch more people continue to come to the falls to get pictures, etc. So we finally decided to go get our picture next to the falls, and then just stand awkwardly watching the water flow down the rocks. Tyler appears anxious and says let’s get going.
At this point we are nearly done with our hike, and I totally understand why the path we took is the road less traveled! We forgot to bring water, and I was parched.
So we walk up the trail and find a place to rest.
Next to a cave.
Tyler looks out among the cliff and exclaims, “This is a nice view.”
It’s mostly of rocks and stuff, I think he is crazy and kinda agree. I lean my head back against this awkward rock formation, and attempt to prop my feet up. Tyler turns around with creep eyes and just stares at me and says…
"so. I am really nervous right now."
Oh boy. Something is about to happen.
He then pulls the ring out of his coat pocket, and gets down on one knee. He is very nervous and stutters a bit, even grabs the wrong hand at first. Tells me he loves me and wants to spend the rest of his life with me! And finally pops the question. “Will you marry me?!” Of course I say yes and give him a hug. (Mind you we are still next to this beautiful romantic cave.)
We begin walking back and Tyler lets me know that he is glad that is over. And that he had this big elaborate romantic speech planned, and wanted to propose next to the falls, but got too nervous because of all of the people. He kept apologizing because it didn’t turn out how he wanted.
Yes, it was awkward. Yes, I laughed hysterically afterward because of his nervousness. And yes, it was perfect and made for an amazing story.