Disneyland Here we Come!

The count down has begun and we couldn’t be more excited!  Our church family came to us early on during our hospital stay and asked us what they could do for Beau to give him something to look forward to when he gets better. They asked what is something Beau would love that would encourage him? Ryan and I had no idea, so when were explaining it to Beau, we had all kinds of idea lined up to suggest.  But, before we were even done asking him what he wanted to do, he interrupted us and said I already know what I want.

“I want to go to Disneyland.”

(At this point just hearing him whisper the words, were a joy to our ears.  After being on the venerator for so many days, he hadn’t gotten his voice back yet and he spoke very rarley.)

You can’t even imagine how quickly this gift became so important to us.  While laying in the hospital room, needing a distraction because an upcoming procedure was on our mind, we would talk about Disneyland.  When needing the encouragement to stand up and try walking, we talked about Disneyland. When we were bored out of our minds, we would daydream about what treats we would eat and what would be our first ride to go on.

The amount of love and support we have felt through our community and church family have meant more to us than words can ever express.  Now our dreams are so close to coming true we can barely contain our excitement.

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Photo courtesy of Heidi from the last time they went.

“All our dreams come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” ~Walt Disney

I’m personally excited about all the fun pictures I’m going to take.  I love this one so much, I just might have to recreate it ;).

Unfortunately as I type, Beau-man is home from school with an upset stomach.  Please pray he gets over it quickly and it doesn’t spread to the rest of the family.

God Bless,

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P.S. oh…oh… I almost forgot to tell you… 10 members of my extended family have made their own travel plans to meet up with us!!! Isn’t that so exciting!!!

Let go and Let God

I’m finding “let go and let God” a common theme in my life right now.  A mantra I keep needing to repeat over and over again when something isn’t going my way.   I don’t see myself as a controlling person (it’s not what I would consider one of my strongholds, believe me, I have others.).  But, when looking back at situations I’m going through it seems to be what I keep going back to.  FullSizeRender

I feel this intense responsibly for how things workout and it’s really not my job.  When I’m faced with a conflict in a relationship, parenting, finances ect. I find myself having this big discussion with God on different ways to fix the problem.  Lord maybe if you do this than this will happen and it will all work out.  I’ve got some good ideas!  I do come up with some elaborate scenarios in my head.   When I realize what I’m doing, I laugh at myself and can just picture the big guy shaking his head at me and saying Ang, I got this I don’t need you to come up with ideas for me.  What I need you to do is just listen to me and be obedient in what I’m impressing upon your heart to do and I got the rest.

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Then I got to thinking and I asked myself am I doing that?  Well… I just drew a blank and had no idea.  In the last six month I have started keeping a prayer journal so I went back through it and started looking at what some of my prayers were and jotted down some things I thought the holy spirit was asking me to do. I wanted something tangible to look at and the first three things on my list were:

  • Let go and let God
  • Trust Him
  • Be patient

All of those things are really hard for me and I’m not perfect by any means, but I can say that those top three thing I have been dilegently trying to do.  I keep trying and he keeps reminding me. Lol, sometimes I feel like a little kid that needs to be reminded over and over again util it sticks.  I’m so thankful for His patience, Amen!

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Realizing that I’m not responsible for how things are worked out but what we need to do is the what God asks us to do. This is a really heavy weight lifted off my shoulders and one that I’m not equipped to carry, but He is!

So again I tell myself to LET GO AND LET GOD.

So I can take a deep breath relax and enjoy the little things in life like tissue paper flowers.  I’m getting ready for a little party at my house and thought it would be fun to add some color and spring to the inside of my house.  Ok…Ok… it’s my birthday this month and I wanted an excuse to tape big tissue paper flowers to my wall.

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They’re are a ton of tutorials on Pinterest on how to make these so I’ll spare you all the details.

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A couple tips I found out while making them though was:

  • I used 5 pieces of tissue paper for the body of the flower
  • 2 pieces of tissue for the center of the flower
  • I secured it with curling ribbon (it doesn’t need to be tight)
  • Fluff  then tape to your wall with painter tape

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God Bless,

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P.S. just in case you need another reminder like I do –  “Let go and Let God.”