Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Special People: Christina

" We've been friends forever. I suppose that can't be true. There must have been a time before we became friends but I can't remember it. You are in my first memory and all my best memories ever since."
I couldn't continue my Special people posts without mentioning my best friend, Christina. Christina and I have been friends for as long as I can remember. Honestly, I can't think back to a time in my life in which we were not friends. She attended all my birthday parties and she was the one that I would invite to my house for countless sleepovers. I still have a box filled with literally hundreds of little notes from her. My favorite one to this day was a little note written on purple construction paper... in big, bold, block letters, Christina promised me that she would be my bestest friend forever. You know, all though she made that promise at 7 years of age she never broke that promise, and I don't think she ever will. We have so many memories together. As I think back to our childhood I can't help but laugh aloud at some of the ridiculous things we did together. As we entered high school, I remember how nervous we were, however we walked in together and four years later we walked across the platform together to receive our diplomas. High school graduation seems so long ago. Then we entered college, once again filled with nervousness and fear. She began taking Elementary Education and I Secondary Education. We have always been very different. Yet, even though I hardly get to see much of my best friend any more, I never doubt or friendship. She has always been there for me. We have been through so much together, whether it be selling candy together (remember when we almost got kidnapped...seriously) learning to dive into the pool together ( remember when you hit your head on the bottom of the pool- I was never so scared in my life) going to the principles's office together (oh wait- you didn't come with me on that one did you- in matter of fact- I was going to ask you - did you tell on me...Cause if you did...we got to talk....), falling off a ski lift together ( sorry that I pulled you down with me, I couldn't fall alone) getting sick at the fair together, on an on through the good times and the bad. Through victories and defeat, through break ups and heart aches. Christina is and forever will be my bestest friend!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Valentines Day

Here are some pictures of my 2nd Valentines Day with my Paul.
Me and my beautiful roses
Unwrapping gifts...Paul got several wonderful gifts but my favorite was an amazing silver heart necklace with diamonds in it. I tried so hard to get a picture of it. But no picture will do it justice. So, you will have to imagine what it looks like- it is gorgeous!

My Valentine and I

Sunday, February 7, 2010

God's Way is Perfect

My Father's way may twist and turn;
My heart may throb and ache;
But in my soul, I'm glad I know
He maketh no mistake.

My cherished plans may go astray,
My hope may fade away;
But still I'll trust my Lord to lead
For He doth know the way.

Tho' night be dark and it may seem
That day will never break;
I'll pin my faith, my all in Him;
He maketh no mistake.

There's so much now I cannot see,
My eyesight's far to dim,
But come what may, I'll simply trust
And leave it all with Him.

For by and by the mist will lift
And plain it all He'll make.
Thro' all the way, tho' dark to me,
He made not one mistake.

I came across this wonderful poem, and it really spoke to me. One my friends is going though such a hard time; I hurt so badly for her. Honestly, sometimes I get mad...Do you ever wonder why such good people go through such hard times. But this poem was a great reminder to me...God knows what He is doing- He has never made one mistake...God's way is perfect.
"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose."

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Alike but Different

How can two people in the same family be so different? How can two twins be extreme opposites. How can one be so sweet and quiet and the other so boisterous and rowdy? I just don't understand it. Let me explain... So we have these two twins at work: Bella and Mena. Well, how about I just simply post our conversation we had.
Mena was sitting on my lap and Bella was standing next to me when one of the two noticed I had an owie on my finger.
Meet Mena:

Miss Brooke, you have a owie on your finger. What happened to it?

Hmm..I don't know Mena, I didn't even see that.

Want me go get you a band aid and make it all better for you?

No, but thank you Mena

Here, Miss Brooke, I gonna kiss it and make it all better for you....(KISS)...All better?

Yes, Mena all better.

Meet the other half, Bella:

Hey Miss Brookey you got a owie on your finger...does this hurt, does this hurt when I dig my nail in your owie , Brookey does it hurt you? huh huh?

OWWWW!!! Yes! Bella that does hurt, now stop that!

Hey, Miss Brookey look what I am gonna do, I gonna lick it, look Mena, I licking Miss Brookey's owie. Do you like that?
Yes, alike yet so so different

Special People: Paul

Well, I haven't written for a while so I thought I would pick up doing a special person. So today, I would like to introduce you to Paul. If you read my blog much, I guess I wouldn't have to introduce you to this man. You would know him quiet well by now. This young man has been my "special friend" for about three years. Wow...Has it really been that long? From the moment I saw Paul walk on the campus my junior year in high school I told myself he was definitely someone I would like to get acquainted with. The whole story is kinda strange. But within a short time we were chatting after church. I was still just a junior in high school and he was a sophomore in college, so it was kinda difficult. But here we are three years later still chatting after church and I still look at him and think I want to get to know this man a little more. And every moment I spend with him the more I realize I want to spend more time with him and I think I could get use to chatting with this guy all the time. Paul is truly the man of my dreams. We have definitely had our ups and downs. But through it all I have realized that no one else quite fits me as Paul does.