Monday, February 22, 2010

The man in my life

The men in our lives are wonderful. All of them in their own ways. We learn something every time they enter and exit out lives. And more often than not that is their purpose in our lives, to teach us something. As my sister would call it, we gush about that one man in our lives, the one that makes us feel special, our heart skip a beat and our palms all sweaty. We talk about it with our girlfriends and even our guy friends.

There is however one man that is often overlooked:


In my life my dad s the only man in the house. He helped to raise three girls, somewhat uncharted territory for a man who had 3 brothers and whose sisters were older than he. We were not tomboys and playing house and babies were our forte. But he did it, he loved us, sacrificed, and worked to have a relationship with us.

One of my favourite memories of the 2 of us is last year after i moved away to go to school and they came up for the weekend to visit and to see the football game. I was putting food that my mom brought me (sixth love language... but that is another story) in the freezer and as i was still half in the freezer, my dad came up behind me and gave me this huge hug! That little simple impulsive gesture showed me how much he cared.

I won't say the three of us - especially me - made it super easy on him, we were hard to get along we in our teenage years. Dad and I hardly ever say eye to eye (just ask him about teaching me to drive-SCARY). Even now we have our differences but I know that he loves me still and I love him. Don't get me wrong, he isn't perfect but neither am I, the only perfect one is God, the Father.

As I embark on a new journey in life, I decided today that I needed to gush about my dad. He is a wonderful man of God and has taught me so much in life. Thank you for always being there.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Only Kelsey...

So i am a constant nerd and embarrassment to myself, and I am okay with that most of the time.

Today I went to the wedding of 2 wonderful friends and the ceremony was beautiful, the bride was radiant and glowing (in the words of her Maid of Honor: "I could tan off of your glow!") The songs choices were so filled and Christ centered. Allyssa was telling Anna and I that Gabe was really active through the whole ceremony! It was a beautiful day. (I am now in love with How Beautiful by Twila Paris-SO GORGEOUS!) It was a small wedding and I was very honored to be invited.

So i met up with friends at the reception and we chit-chatted and kept each other company since we didn't know a lot of the people there. We ate, listened to toasts and watched the couples first dance. It was a wonderful night.

THEN... it came time for the bouquet toss and all of us single ladies got up to try and catch the bouquet. Well when Allyssa throws it, it happens to come in my direction (which is rare) and was a shorter toss so i think i might have a change to catch it.

I reach forward...

and reach a little farther forward...

and fall off of my heels, and right onto the bouquet. Yes I did. I was informed as i got up that it looked like I dove for it but at least it was a graceful fall.

Oh well what can I do, I am me and that is all that I and God can ask of myself.

Love yourself today, in all your embarrassing or nerdy moments and when all is going well in your life. Thank God for those moments too since He is laughing and crying with you too.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Here and Now

This is me... nothing overly special or plain, just me. I am not an accomplished author, singer or designer. Most people have never heard of me and that is fine. I am me and these are my thoughts. I love God and am working on trusting Him with my whole heart. I am me and that is all i can be.

This is a new adventure for me, it may be an epic fail or an epic success. Join me?