This blog kind of jumps around, but I had quite an eventful day full of mixed emotions, an anniversary, but most importantly, praising Our Lord and having quite the spiritual renewal this morning!
Other than giving my life to my wonderful Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, there is one other date that became the best day of my life…well, at least so far 🙂
On March 31, 2012, all of my dreams came true! The man that God has chosen to be my soul mate asked me to marry him in the beautiful Horticulture Gardens at Virginia Tech. The proposal was everything I had ever wanted! No one was around, just he and I (minus some class that was on the other side of the trees, but I didn’t care) right in the midst of my favorite flowers, during my favorite time of the year. And I’ll never forget his cute little laugh right before he proposed. Now, I know it was his, ‘you have no idea what is about to happen,’ giggle.
Exactly one year later, I’m sitting here in the guest room of the apartment “studying,” while he actually does his homework for his graduate school class. I am so proud of him and the man that he is.
As I said before, today was a day full of mixed emotions. Our sunrise service at First Christian Church was wonderful! Our choir (Gerald included) sang a wonderfully, beautiful song, and our Pastor, Randy Morris, had a wonderful sermon. We then left after the sunrise service so Gerald could speak at Asbury United Methodist Church for their 10am service. After leaving Asbury, we managed to make it back to First Christian for our 11am service, in which Gerald and I participated in our Easter cantata. After our cantata, Gerald helped Randy baptize two members of the church. Needless to say, I was on cloud nine and it felt like I was standing right next to Jesus just singing His praise!
Unfortunately, around 1:30pm, we heard the terrible news about the horrific accident on I-77. All I could do is think of the poor people involved and praying no one was severely injured or killed. As each hour and half hour went by, the number of vehicles involved in the accident kept increasing. At this point, I was sick. I had no idea who was involved, but I grieved for so many strangers. At this point, the media has informed us of only 3 fatalities, which is a blessing out of a 95 vehicle accident, however, it is still 3 lives that left this earth and their families on Easter day. I do hope that they were able to spend the Easter afternoon with Our Lord. I also received some terrible news about a friend’s husband. He was called home to be with Our Lord the other night. I can’t imagine what she is going through at the moment, but my heart hurts for her.
Out of such a mixed emotions day, I am still praising God for all I have! I’m sitting with my fiance and our sweet kitten, and we’re safe. I have my grandmother and grandfather that I am so glad I got to see today. My mother, father, and brother who are all safe as well…and are probably asleep at the moment…ahem, where I will be not long after finishing this *yawns,* and most importantly, the Eternal life He has given us through His Son Jesus! AND THERE’S SO MUCH MORE!!!! I could start listing all the blessings He has given me, but I don’t think I have enough time for that. I’m just glad we have eternity to thank God, because it will take me that long and maybe longer. 🙂
My Prayer for the evening:
Thank you, God, for all the things you have done for us all! Thank you for watching out for me, my families, and those involved in such a horrific accident! Thank you for sending your Only Son, to die for my sins and everyone else’s sins, Father, and resurrecting Him on the third day. We love and we thank you for loving us with such an unconditional love that our human minds cannot begin to understand or fathom. In Jesus name, Amen! ❤