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I'm in my early twenties and newly married. I feel like I'm just starting my life and I'm excited about the future and the goals I can't wait to accomplish. You're welcome to read my silly ramblings and get a peek into my heart : )

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


My sister: extremely likable; headstrong to a fault; very loyal; tough on the outside, but sensitive on the inside (she would never admit it); contains the biggest heart of anyone I know; doesn't have a shy bone in her body; has a smile that's as quick to appear as my mom's was; one who has a heart for worship; a young woman trying to find her place in this world; and my best friend.

My sister is arriving a day early (tomorrow) for her visit and thinking about all the fun we're going to have together got me thinking about how much she means to me. Everyone should have a sister like her and I pity the one's who don't.

"Bless you, my darling, and remember you are always in the heart - oh tucked so close there is no chance of escape - of your sister. "
~Katherine Mansfield


Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Twilight walk...

I took a nice, brisk walk tonight and got my share of the fresh, cold air. It felt so good to leave the apartment and walk the neighborhood streets. Seeing all the warm lights on in the houses made my imagination race and think of all the stories unfolding in each setting... maybe one had a big family and they were all gathering round the table about to enjoy a feast and laugh and talk about their experiences of the day. Maybe another had a lonely widower reading his daily paper nestled into his favorite chair, close to the chair that now sits empty but still carries the presence of his beloved wife. Maybe none of the houses had these little stories going on but I still loved imagining them and realizing that the world is soooo much bigger than me. I think it's easy for me to forget that I'm not the only one who's experiencing joys and sorrows and if anything, the twilight walk helped remind me to focus less on myself on more on the people surrounding me.

"Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared."
- Buddha

Monday, February 23, 2009

Cozy night alone...

There's nothing like a hot cup of Chai, a good movie, and a warm blanket when you need some cheering up. My husband left today for training in the Windy City, so I'm planning on keeping myself busy for the next ten days and I thought a good start to that would be getting cozy with a cup of Chai and one of my favorite movies.
I'm definitely going to miss my husband but I'm also curious to see what it will be like on my own since I've never lived by myself.
To make the time without him go by faster, my sister will be coming to visit me for the weekend and we're going to make the most out of our time together : ).
Even though this is the longest I've been without seeing my husband, family and friends, I know I'm never completely alone since they are only a call away. Plus, The One who knows me best is always listening : ).

"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone."