allergies. i was so in denial, but they're real. woahohoho they're real. and i hate them. hate, hate, hate, double hate. (:
yesterday i met up with my old pal lauren after a long time had passed since we'd seen each other, and it was like no time passed at all! her 5-foot-10 self walked up to me in her heels and yellow shirt and we sat in the sun and she told stories from her life in california... two hours passed like nothing! she makes me want to be more brave. i love friends who inspire that in me!
i didn't get a job i was really hoping for. kinda bummed.
i'm so proud of my church. just so proud! i've only been going since summer began, but so far everything i've seen i so believe in and am excited to be a part. an answered prayer to have found this community here.
this past weekend i attended the most beautiful wedding! still thinkin about it. my dear friend, laura, married a man named kyle and the whole thing was marked with Christ. the covenant of marriage was taken seriously and joyfully as they made their vows and the sweetness of their love was evident to all. literally the sun came bright from behind the clouds as laura walked down the aisle to josh garrels' heaven's knife. ya kiddin me.
i get to see anna mateffy this afternoon and there may or may not be pie involved, so...
(also, not sure why i always feel so inclined to include her last name when i talk about her haha! i always do though! guess there are just some people who are first-and-last-namers :))
i keep thinkin about my dear friend, holl. i miss her.
truly one of the things i feel most blessed by at this stage in my life is watching my friends who are in serious relationships consider and wrestle through how their relationships can best bless and honor the Father and advance the kingdom of God on earth. holland & adam, emily & james, nathan & marissa... the way i see them love and cherish one another while keeping Christ as number one really brings tears to my eyes! i felt honored to listen to james talk about his thoughts on what intentional living might look like when he and emily get married. these relationships make me want to grab every woman and man by the shoulders and tell them "don't ever settle for less than this!"
sometimes i get worried that after enough time, my eau claire friends won't call me lex because too much time passed and we won't be on a nickname basis anymore. sometimes you just need to speak out (or write out) little thoughts like that so you realize how silly they are (: but ya'll know how much i love being called lex. i even blogged about it one time, hah!
if i lived in la-la-alexi-world, i'd get paid to blog and write and make wedding invitations and live in another country. (:
the other day i was thinking, it's so special to have thoughts and dreams and parts of me that are only known by God. i really love that! even the people who know us the absolute best still could never know us like God knows us.