“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, And that enables you to laugh at life's realities.”

Well today i was reading through some Dr. Suess quotes; which has become a habit of mine lately, and this one struck me. There is something so true about this quote.  If we as people were to live every day of our lives doing the same thing over and over with little to no "nonsense" I think we would be missing something. The is nothing like a little nonsense to make life interesting. Now I would not want any of you to confuse the type of nonsense that i am speaking of so let me describe to you what i think Dr. Suess and myself are referring to.

Nonsense ---- anything and everything that a child would think is fun, but we as adults have seemed to shrug off as immature or unneeded. Examples: frolicking through a field of flowers, playing in the bathtub, finger panting, dancing around the house with reckless abandonment, painting every finger nail a different color (just because you can), dressing in clothes that don't match, go all day with out looking at a clock ... 

This is my proposition to you ... embark on some... or all of this nonsense TODAY !!!  

Wedding Season

The bride!!! Kris

Well wedding season is officially here!!!  These are pictures (Both Pictures taken by Lindz ... to check her out go here)  from the wedding that I went to this weekend! This was my third wedding this spring! My brother T was married on March 20, and my brother from another mother, we will call him T2, was married March 27. Now stay with me for a second... because both the bride, Kris, (Pictured above) and the girl in the blue dress, Kels,( Pictured below)  are T2's sisters ... yes that is right T2 got married, now Kris got married and in only a few short months Kels will be married also !!!! Three weddings in one family in one year! God bless "Little Wendy Wonder" ( to figure out how she got that nickname go here )  and  M for being such wonderful parents! Anyways the wedding was beautiful and I was able to sing in it ... which was such a blessing !

My Kels

After the wedding it was back to the grind. Although, last night, I was able to hangout and catch up with some friends over some yummy Mexican food and fro yo!!! I love my friends and I am so blessed to have people in my life that show me the unconditional love of Jesus. It doesn't matter who doesn't call who or how long we go without talking we are always able to pick right back up where we left off ... and that is hard to come by. I always leave those friends feeling encouraged and excited for what God is doing and when he is going to do in my life ! So thank you friends ... you know who you are ... and you are a blessing !

Well that is about it for now ... I will leave you with a song that I love and i hope you will too !

"My Person"

Each one of you has someone in your life that just gets you --- I mean really GETS YOU  ... you know what I mean? They are the person that knows exactly what you are going to say before you say it, how you feel when you don't say it and they are surprised by the way that you act it any instance.  You don't have to explain yourself to this person because they get you! On Grey's Anatomy Yang and Grey have, over the years, developed a relationship like the one that i have described for you, and they like to call this relationship being someones "Person".

I have had quite a few "person's " in my life depending on the season, and I have to say that there is so much comfort in knowing that you have a person. I would say that "My Person" is Aut. She is Yang and I am Grey ( or vice versa: depending on our lives ** minus the promiscuity ). We have a no explanations needed policy! There are times when ones of us needs the other and they are there... no questions ask! There is also an honesty that comes along with being someones person. Truth can be spoken freely without defensiveness or hurt feelings because you know that "your person" has your best interest at heart!

Anyways, Aut dropped by for a short period of time this week and it couldn't have been better. As you saw in my last post there is a lot going on right now in my life, but these past few days it has been great to just be able to hangout and just BE with Aut... no talking about how I feel and why I feel that way ( unless of course i wanted to ), what i am doing in my life right now or any of the million other questions that people who don't know you so well ask you.

Aut left this morning and as I was thinking to myself how much i was going to miss her this summer while she is gone,  a thought came into my head ( blatantly obvious yet so sweetly put there by Jesus), I have a friend with me always that is more of a "person" than any person could ever be. He knows me better then I know myself and he is sovereign over my thoughts and words and life. I cant help but be comforted by that thought. Praise the Lord for his Son who died for my sin so that I would have a friend in the Lord and for the friends that help me along the way to eternity !  He is the man!

Psalm 139

1 O LORD, you have searched me
and you know me.

2 You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.

3 You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.

4 Before a word is on my tongue
you know it completely, O LORD.
5 You hem me in—behind and before;
you have laid your hand upon me.

6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.

7 Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?

8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, [a] you are there.

9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,

10 even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.

11 If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,"

12 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you.

13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother's womb.

14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.

15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,

16 your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me
were written in your book
before one of them came to be.

17 How precious to [b] me are your thoughts, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!

18 Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand.
When I awake,
I am still with you.

19 If only you would slay the wicked, O God!
Away from me, you bloodthirsty men!

20 They speak of you with evil intent;
your adversaries misuse your name.

21 Do I not hate those who hate you, O LORD,
and abhor those who rise up against you?

22 I have nothing but hatred for them;
I count them my enemies.

23 Search me, O God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.

24 See if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.


Do you ever wake up in the morning and think to yourself... "Really, is this real life?" Well that is I woke up this morning to that statement rolling around in my head. This is will be my attempt at informing you why those words were my first thoughts this morning....

On Mother's Day my sweet superwoman of a mom took me to the hospital with kidney stones. Ugh -- I know right? If any of you have ever had kidney stones you know it is not fun at all! Well, the good news is that after a little rest and a lot of pain meds that stone (who I will form this point forward refer to as Fez --- thanks to my best friend) found a resting place that is not so painful. We are pretty sure that Fez has yet to leave me but for now, all is quite on the western front. Praise the Lord for that!

While I was recovering from the torture that Fez was putting me through ...I found out that my sweet Bana's, my grandmother, chemo was no longer successfully treating the cancer that had been attracting her body for the past months. For those of you who do not know my grandmother, she was one of the most active, helpful and loving women to see this earth. Just as my aunt Helen said--- She was one of the finest examples of a Proverbs 31 woman. After a couple of days in pain, the cancer that was trying to break her lost to a much more powerful force! Jesus Christ ushered my Bana in to heaven on Saturday morning and while we may cry for our loss here on earth, the trumpets are sounding and the angels are rejoicing in Heaven for its gain. If you are reading this (which is prob just my Mom, Aut and Matt at this point) then I would ask you to pray for my families continued strength in this situation.

Continuing on in my "really, is this real life?" explanation--- Last night after visiting with my Grandfather, Pa, with my best friend Aut, I returned home. Awaiting me at home was Mac, my dog, "squirting" (my mom's words for that was coming out of Mac's hinny) all over the place and unable to move his back legs! Mom was freaking out, but after some serious contemplation we figured out that Mac was not in pain and we would wait until the morning to take him to the vet. Mom and I and took Mac's bed to her room, spread out some towels and they went to sleep. At about 1:30A.M. Mom ran down the stairs holding Mac out saying "He is squirting all over the place" --- I am sorry I can’t help but laugh --- Lets all please take a second to picture my Mom, who was clearly sleeping mins prior to this, running down the stairs holding a "squirting" Yorkie straight out in front of her! It was quite a sight. After getting it all cleaned up we all went to bed. This finally brings me to my "really, is this real life?" moment this morning.

I wake up this morning to Mom holding Mac, whose legs are much better but hinny is still "squirting". Wait, hold it... that is not when the thought came --- it was directly after that when Mom proceeded to say in an agonizing voice...." I have a kidney stone"!!!! Yep, there it is! Cue "really, is this real life?" thought in my head.

I am not sure if you have had a day or a week or a month like this, but if you had I know how you would answer my question of, “Really, is this real life?" you would say to me exactly what I am saying to myself. Yes, yes it is real life but luckily this is not our home. So while all of these things seem so overwhelming and frightening right now... in light of eternity they are just things. So I leave you with two verses that Jesus is drilling into my worry filled head...

"But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all will be added to you. So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matthew 6:33-34

"...Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

and... GO.

I have loved looking at my friend's blogs in recent days and have found it interesting to get a little peek into their lives every once and a while. So with a push from my Best friend (who I like to call "my person" thanks to Grey's Anatomy).  I have decided to embark on this little adventure of letting you into the happenings of my life. So... here goes nothing--- or something rather.