Papel Picado

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

An Update of Sorts

Well, I have been thinking for about a month now I should find something to do now that I have found hours upon hours of free time.... other than watch Netflix and play on Facebook, of course. I've decided to try and revive my blog I created 2+ years ago in an effort to send updates from Africa.
Well, not only did I not send updates from Africa, but I have only made a few posts after Africa. So for anyone who stumbled onto my blog after 2 years since the first post ''A Dream Come True'', I am back from Africa! I had an amazing, God filled time and my love for missions grew even bigger.Here is the most condensed version of what has happened in the last 2 years.
I found that I have a heart for the inner cities of America, and I was able to connect with an amazing ministry in Jackson, MS called We Will Go Ministries ( and have been very excited about many different cities God has placed on my heart! Upon my return, during prayer time, I decided not to date for 3 months. Now, this was very difficult as I was to turn 30 in the timeframe of these 3 months, but I survived only to find my price weeks after the 3 months ended.
Matthew Monk is a silly, fun, wild man that stole my heart with his tenderness and ablitly to connect with people. He truly loves people unconditionally and I love him for it. The most exciting part is, he loves me back! In May of 2012, on a mission trip to Jackson, MS, Matt and I were just friends, but after really connecting- we had the ''Talk''. You know- the one where you sit down and talk about where your relationship is headed. Well, Matt very confidentily told me that we were headed towards marriage, and I agreed. I will try to get a video of the entire engagement story posted soon.
September 22, 2012 we got married in Zilker Park in one of the most fun and untraditional weddings. I broke almost every bride rule there was. For a couple of months we just hung around, I taught preschool and Matt did some landscaping jobs here and there. We tried our hand on a ranch as house parents, but after a month of experience, we decided that it was not a good fit for us.
In August while trying to decide if we should stay at the ranch, I told Matt I just knew I didn't want to raise children there, and that if we were to get pregnant I knew we should leave. Within a few days, we found out I was, in fact, pregnant.
That brings us to now. Living in Kyle, TX with some friends, searching for where to go next and otherwise excited about life. Matt is again in Landscaping, looking for a teaching job and I am just growing a baby and learning how to sew and crochet.
In the past 2 years I went from being an ''I'' to a ''we'' and I wouldn't change a bit of it.
I hope you found that fun and exciting and I look forward to sharing more with you all in the very near future! 

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