Life has not been so easy for Josh and I lately. Without going into too much detail we have had some good and bad news in the past month. It has been crazy!! We are still having to play a waiting game with a lot of things right now and my patience is being tested to the max! And that has never been my strong suit. We are having to make some decisions about our future as well. We are trying to decide the best situation for us to be in. Times like this prove how much we need to trust in God and put our life completely in His hands. It's interesting that a lot of times we try to convince ourselves that we know what is best for us. I know that I tend to do that! When so much seems to be unresolved in our life and we don't know what to do we have to trust God that he will provide for us. Those that know me well probably know that I am a planner and I think how things will affect me long-term. I can't do that right now and I'm having to adjust to that which is very difficult for me. Please keep us in your prayers while we are trying to figure everything out right now.
I have had an amazing week and I feel the need to share with everyone....
First of all, we always need to remember what an amazing God that we have. No matter if we may turn our back on Him, he continues to love us. This is something I have come to appreciate to the fullest this week. I have gone through some hard times recently and felt alone at times. I didn't realize that God was always with me though. I have learned to be content and happy with life recently. The peace I feel now is one that I haven't felt in a long time. I feel motivated to be a better person and work daily on living a Christian life. We all need to count our blessings even if we don't see them at times. What greater blessing could we have than a loving God after all.
I need to brag on my incredible husband. Josh is wonderful to me and I couldn't ask for a greater blessing than him. He truly is my greatest blessing here on earth. The love he has for God uplifts me in ways I can't describe. He is the best leader I could ask for. Our main goal is to help each other spiritually. There are no words to describe how much I love and adore him. He is amazing in every way possible.
This week has been one I have waited on for months. God has pointed out my flaws lately and I'm working on fixing them. I have a new appreciation for my life. We need to always strive for the goal of heaven and remember who we are!
Well.....so much has happened. I have been horrible at posting and it's time I did.
A quick summary: Josh has a teaching job now! He will do great! It's in Bonham so we are in the process of moving. I was able to quit my job back in June which has been such a blessing. I have definetely noticed a change in myself since I was able to quit. All of these recent changes have caused me to have several reflections lately that I thought I would share....
I've been examining my life a lot lately. I have realized that I need to change my attitude in certain areas of my life. I have put a lot of pressure on myself as far as being a wife as far as having a spotless house and such. I feel as though I have not been the kind of wife that Josh needs me to be and lately I've been struggling with some guilt with that. Things are so crazy right now with Josh starting a new job and us in the process of moving and such I feel as though my priorities have not been in the right places. I know and realize that marriage takes a lot of work, but I need to realize that being a good Christian wife is so much more than keeping house, cleaning, laundry etc. It's being the kind of wife that will help her husband first of all get to heaven and encourage him spiritually. I feel as though I have not lived up to this. Living in the world that we live in today it is so easy to get caught up in our busy schedules and not put God first. I need to improve in many areas of my life right now, but how do we do that when we are so busy. I'm having trouble finding that balance. I am so excited about all the changes right now and it's even better to be going through it all with my wonderful husband. I could not be more blessed to have Josh. He is the most wonderful man and I couldn't ask for more. I'm so proud of all he has accomplished. It truly is amazing when you have your whole life to spend with your best friend who you can share your life with.
So with all this in mind I have decided that I will change the areas that I need to in my life no matter how difficult it may be. My first goal is to put God first and then to be a Godly wife that Josh needs me to be. Please keep Josh and I in your prayers during this time in our lives.
I hope everyone is well!
Lacy Keith :)
Well....what can I say?! I'm a married woman! :) I could not ask for a more perfect man
to be my husband. In the first month of marriage I have been sick almost constantly. I have had a horrible cold and now I am just getting over a kidney infection. Josh has handled everything so great. He has taken such good care of me. Especially at times when I am pushing myself to do too much, he tells me to stop and go lay down. Apparently I have a habit of pushing myself to the point that I get sick.
It amazes me how much I love Josh. I never thought I could love some one the way I love him. It's an amazing feeling to have some one to come home to not only for today, but for forever. He is such a Godly man an his strength lifts me up. So assuming I'm on the road to recovery now we can start being more social and all that stuff. It's been hard being able to see people being so sick, but I am starting to feel better.
Be sure to tell those you love that you love them every day.
Love you all,
Lacy Keith :)
In four days I will become Mrs. Joshua Keith. I'm still in awe about it. Josh is everything I ever dreamed of in a man. He is amazing in every way imaginable. I look forward to the many adventures we have ahead of us. Josh and I are both so lucky to have a good group of Christian friends and family that support us. You all mean the world to both of us!
So, the next time I post I will be Mrs. Lacy Keith. :)