10 thoughts on “Stay in touch

  1. Sarah-
    Loved your recent post about marriage. Chad and I have been married for 11.5 years and I feel like we just got the hang of being married at year 9. The first several years were very hard on us. We hadn’t even lived in the same city before getting married. So, we married and I moved to South Bend where he was teaching at a local high school. He already had this circle of friends and I felt left out. We had no family in the area too, which was very hard to deal with. We struggled as a couple to unite and become one. I cried a lot that first year.

    And this struggle lasted for about 9 years. The summer of 2009, Chad broke his leg and it changed everything. It’s kind of crazy to think how something so awful brought so much good to our relationship. He finally let his guard down and had to let me in.

    As you have already seen in your first year of marriage, there are many times of joy and sorrow. But be confident that the Lord placed you two together for better or for worse. Marriage is sacrifice and compromising. But it is also full of intense, true love.

    XXOO
    Jen

  2. Sarah-

    Thank you for being so open and explaining to all your readers what you have struggled with over the last year. You are so candid and honest. Marriage is going to continue to be a struggle for your entire life….just wait till you have kids. But it is also the most important relationship (besides with God) that you will have on Earth and that is worth fighting for. You are no different than any other newly married couple where there are ups and downs. You will find you groove soon enough.

    I wish we hung out and saw each other more often. Keep in touch.

    Jen

    • Jen! Friend, your comment made me so happy. Thank YOU for your honesty, truly! I am grateful and joyful to hear your story and would love to hang out soon. Thank you so much for reading this blog and for sticking with me 🙂 Talk to you soon!

  3. Sarah-

    I have been reading the Bible chronologically for over a year now. I started on November 1, 2010. My goal was to have it read in a year…well, I’m still reading. BUT…can see the light at the end of the tunnel and hope to be done by spring break.

    I get up 30 minutes early every weekday to read. I am following a plan I found on the internet. And WOW, has it changed my relationship with the Lord. It is amazing how He has worked in my life the past 14 months. And I am learning so much about Him too. My faith has been restored and I cannot believe how increadibly blessed I am.

    Stick with it! You have to plan time and make it a priority. And I suggest praying either before or after. Ask Him to reveal things to you. Ask Him to let you understand what you are reading and not let your mind wonder off.

    This is an amazing habit to form. Keep us posted with how it’s going. I will be sure to keep you in my prayers during the month.

    XXOO

  4. Thank you for visiting me! I’m glad you did so that I could find YOU. :o) I love that you challenged yourself to read the Bible 30 minutes each day for 30 days! What an awesome challenge!

    I can only imagine the transformation you experienced.

    God bless you today! I hope to see you often.

  5. Just stopping by to let you know I’ve been enjoying reading your blog. Great thoughts on Holy Week as a micro-iillustration of life’s journey. Blessings to you today, Sarah!

    • Hi Dana! So excited to meet you too! Can’t wait to get to know you better over the next few months 🙂 Can’t wait to dive into your blog too!

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