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I think I'm going to have to learn some French...

11/05/2009 *Sara-Marie* 0 Comments

Random Thought of the Day

So despite the fact that I'm not even engaged yet, I think I found the destination for my future honeymoon. Scratch that. I know I found the destination...

Behold Hotel Château Eza in Èze, a thousand-year-old medieval village more than 400 metres above the Mediterranean Sea:

These pictures don't even give this place any justice! I just saw a whole segment on this small, romantic village on the Travel Channel and I fell in love. Even if no one ever ends up popping the question to me, I will go to this place at some point in my life...who is with me?!

Mark 8:36 "What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?"

This verse is one of my mother's personal favorites. I can recall millions of times when she would try to drill this into our heads. There is a lot of truth to this verse...often times we try with all of our own might to gain material things in this world...a great career, big house with the white picket fence, fancy car of the year, etc. Yet, if we don't take the time to honor God, to spend time with our be a good person...we will lose the most important aspects...and our souls. As my father always said, "You can't take your money with you to Heaven!"

As an ambitious individual, I do strive to be "successful" in this world. I am the first person in my family to obtain a bachelor's degree (Melissa is working on it now!). I do want to get married, have a beautiful house, and live a life free of financial struggles. But what are we willing to give up in order to receive those things? This reminds me to stay focused on what is important in life and the rest will follow. If I continue to trust in God, He will bless me. This does not mean that God doesn't want us to be successful, HE just wants to give it to us. He wants us to do His will first and then the rest will follow. Because the Word also says in Psalms 37:4, "Delight yourself in the LORD and He will give you the desires of your heart." So I'm going to focus my life on trusting God and giving Him full reign...because I know that He can do a better job of blessing me than I can do on my own!

The reason this verse even came to mind was because I was listening to my favorite Christian band, Casting Crowns and they have a song called "American Dream." It tells the story of a man who was chasing the American Dream but ends up losing his family in the process. It's very touching...check out the music video here.

"Sometimes what you want isn't always what you get, but in the end what you get is so much better than what you wanted"~Anonymous

I just love that quote! Last week when I was at home in PA, we had A LOT of girl talk (as always) but much to my surprise one night it included my 7 year old sister Jubilee and my 8 year old niece Leilani! They clearly have both followed in my foot steps of being completely boy crazy. It was too cute to hear them talk about their young loves...Blake for Leilani and Brendan for Juby. Yet, it took a pretty sad turn when Juby started telling us more about Brendan and how he just moved away so they will never see each other again. She ran to her room and pulled out a letter that she wrote to him and tried to give to him at his last day at school. As she read to me the letter that ended with "PS: I like you" she started to choke real feelings of sadness. It's crazy how early in life we begin to fall in love and experience loss. At that time we feel like the world is ending, and that we'll never love again. But just like this quote states...we don't always get what we want at that time...but what life has in store for us in the end will be way more than our minds can even comprehend. So I hope that I can be a great big sister and aunt to these girls by teaching them that the emotions they feel now are real, and while it may be the first time...its definitely not the last. They will meet many boys (and men!) who will try to make the cut...but only one will love them unconditionally and forever. And that special man will make them forget the rest.

Yes, despite all of the times I've suffered from a broken heart I am still a hopeless romantic.

No new developments here...still waiting to hear back from potential employers and looking for new opportunities.

I power walked 2.5 miles today again! It may not seen like much, but its better than nothing. And with these easy tone sneakers, my legs are really sore. My lower back is sore too...I'm not sure if that was from Kim Kardashian's workout or if I'm walking a little weird because of the unbalanced shoes. We shall see...I could definitely use a massage! Tomorrow is my weigh in day...I'm hoping I at least lost 1 lb!


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