It has finally happened...
I am ENGAGED everybody!!! I can't believe I get to marry this Wonderful man. God is so very Faithful. I waited such a long time and it was worth every second of the wait. I cannot wait to marry this man that God created just for me. The past year with him has been unlike anything I could have ever dreamed up. God has blessed me more through this man than I could have ever thought to hope for. I mean I hoped and wished for really good things...and God has surpassed all of those and just absolutely blown me away with this man that He brought into my life. And I get to be his wife and he will be my husband. I have truly waited so long for this. Not always patiently but I waited none the less. My ring is so beautiful!!! Here it is...
Not only am I ENGAGED to the most WONDERFUL man in all the world...I also got a new job. I started today working in the HR department at an Insurance company. I am very excited to have this job!!! My first day was great!!!
So in only FOUR short months I will be...Mrs. Marshall Trotter!!!! I cannot wait!!!!
I will post the engagement story soon...I will be opeining up another blog...a WEDDING blog. It has the story of how we met and it will include our Engagement story as well. And it will hopefully keep you all up to date on all the wedding plans.
I know I have been missing from the blog world for quite some time now and have promised to come back several times...but hopefully this time I am truly back.
I have actually been at KIDS CAMP for the past two weeks lovin on some childrens. The first week we were the Ministry Team and services were amazing. God really did a work in me as well as in the kids!! Kids Camp is such a special place. We came home on Saturday only to wash clothes and turn back around and take our kids from church back to camp on Sunday. We had a great three days with the kids and God really did some amazing things in them and again in me. I tell you what God has done most of the major work on me AT KIDS CAMP and I am okay with that!!! While at Kids Camp with our kids the Director of the camp asked me to join his staff for the remainder of camp. Now I have always wanted to be on staff at kids camp...but never in a million years did I think I would ever actually get the chance. But I did...I was on staff for 6 days and I had such a great time!!! I would have been there until kids camp was over but fortunately I got a job at a really great company.
See guys and gals...we have a Faithful Heavenly Father...and some may look at the things that have transpired since the beginning of the year and think oh what a horrible rotten time...but NO...NO NO NO NO...God IS Faithful and HE has a plan...and I know that all that has happend...losing jobs and so on is all part of His plan to draw me closer to Him. I have been more blessed that EVER before and I have gotten opportunities that I would have never had...and I have made decisions for my future that I never would have made before...and I have felt my Father's presence like I never have before...no I am not saying it has been easy...but how can we grow stronger if we are not given opportunities to be strengthened? How can we learn if we do not experience? The Lord knows me and what it takes to get my attention and He knows the plans that He has for each of us.
I could have decided that all that happened was horrible and I could have chosen to give up and blame God or complain and sit around being mad and full of self pity...but all the wonderful things that God had in store for me would have passed me right on by...and I never would have even known it. God has an exact plan for each of us, HE created each of us...HE created every single person who lives with a purpose and a plan...and not once has He ever promised it would be easy and perfect and nothing hard would ever come our way...no in fact He tells us the opposite...He says that when trials come they produce perseverance and character and hope...and the HE is our strength...and that we can RELY on HIM to see us through...and that He has blessings and rest for us if we just hold on...
So right now that is my advice for any of you out there who feel like your world is crumbling down...HOLD ON...DONT LET GO OF HIM...HE WILL SEE YOU THROUGH...THERE IS SOMETHING TO LEARN IN THE MIDST...HE HAS THE PLAN...HE WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU OR FORSAKE YOU...HE IS FAITHFUL...HE IS YOUR STRENGTH...HE KNOWS WHAT IS BEST FOR YOU...HE KNOWS YOU BETTER THAN YOU KNOW YOURSELF...HE KNOWS WHAT IT TAKES TO GET YOUR ATTENTION...HE KNOW THE PLAN HE HAS FOR YOU, PLANS TO PROSPER YOU AND NOT TO HARM YOU, PLANS TO GIVE YOU A HOPE AND A FUTURE...HE CREATED YOU...HE LOVES YOU.
Father Thank You for being my Wonderful Father, for being Faithful and for Loving me so much. Thank you because I get to share all the Wonderful things YOU do in my life with others so that they know YOUR love too. Thank you for the incredible opportunities you've given me, and Thank you for being my provider always. Thanks you Father for the Wonderful man you created just for me and Thank You for being my strength and my wisdom as I waited on You to bring him to me. Thank You Father for blessing me so much with family and love and healing and hope and purpose. Thank You Father for ALL you are doing, use this blog to touch hearts and lives and soften hearts to receive YOUR love and forgiveness and salvation. You are my ALL in ALL and I love you Father and I give you ALL the praise, honor, & glory. Be with me tomorrow as I face my second day at a new job and help me to be a blessing to my new employer. Father I give this relationship to you, this wedding to you, this job to you and most importantly I give my life to you. I want to serve you All of my days. Thank You Father. I love you. I praise You. YOU FATHER ARE THE GREATEST NEWS OF ALL!!! In Jesus name. Amen.