I LOVE this song! The words are so true.
I love getting mail! And today this is what came in the mail: pictures from my dad’s wedding!!! I so wish I could’ve been there for him that day. I miss him. I miss our walks in the city, our hikes, our songs that we would sing in harmony, dancing on his feet, his guitar playing, our never-too-serious talks, our early runs, his jokes, holding his hand, and everything else. He is the very first man I ever loved.
I still have a hard time believing that he’s married. His wife seems really great and from the bottom of my heart, I truly wish them all the happiness this world can offer! I pray that they will love each other selflessly and forgive each other indefinitely and unconditionally. After all, as Billy Graham’s wife, Ruth always said: “A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.”
However, sometimes I wonder..will I ever be able to get used to the idea that my parents are not one unit anymore? Can a child, regardless of age ever get used to that?
And this one just for old time’s sake, hehe. I SO love this picture of us! You know, looking at this photo it just hit me, the older I get, the more I look like my mom, no?
“Since they are no longer two but one, let no one split apart what God has joined together." Mt 19:6 (NLT)
Today was an awesome day and the party was amazing!
A big THANK YOU to all of our friends and family for making this day so special.
We love you all!
These days we are…
…spending some precious time with the family
…doing a lot of this of course
…eating up a cabinet full of stored supplies
…doing some artsy stuff just to keep my sanity
…donating bags and more bags of unwanted things to the Common Goods Ministry, ReStore, Goodwill and Salvation Army
…closing all of our accounts and memberships
…and a couple of more days of work left.
The good news is that so far we are on track with everything! TS and I make a pretty good team!
Only 15 more days left ‘till the big, cross-country move.
12 hour shift today. Without a break. Good thing I love my job. I work in a BEAUTIFUL place.
Wow, how is that for some news? We just found out a few days ago and as you can imagine, we’re super-duper excited!!!
TS got an awesome job and I am a very happy tag-along. He-he.
We’ll keep you posted!
Happy June 1st to the One I love!
I’m truly blessed.
We both graduated today, hand in hand. Now THAT’s romantic! What a wonderful day.
TS and I want to thank you all for your love and support over the years. We’re truly blessed!
Road trip baby!!!
I am on my way to Kentucky, for the very first time. I’m SO excited!
I will be attending the very last Deeper Still Women’s Conference today and tomorrow!!!!!!!
Keynote speakers: these three wonderful, well-accomplished Christian authors and motivational speakers.
They have been such an inspiration to me over the years in my walk with God.
I’ll keep you updated so…stay tuned! I just hope I’ll have internet at the hotel. Cross your fingers.
So yeah. Today was Day 2 of this crazy Summer Rat Race (SRR).
TS made me breakfast!!! First day of school & first impressions=much, much more time for Reka to get ready. What can I say. He knows me too well.
2 spicy egg whites on a half of ww tortilla, iceberg lettuce and a grapefruit.
Family tradition: don’t forget to turn back and wave before you leave
What? No parking space? Look at all these cars! Is anyone out there having a normal, college-free summer?
I think I’ll def. need an umbrella today. what a crazy Ohio weather. (Question to you natives: is it considered embarrassing among young people in America to carry an umbrella? Just because I hardly ever see anyone with an umbrella. Anyways. Just wondering…)
Hours, and hours, and more hours of lecture…
Although I really like my new professors and the material is very interesting, Sarah Lee had to come to the rescue. Meet Sarah Lee: the best Cinnamon Roll Cappuccino that’s out there!
Lunch was packed: barbequed TVP (textured vegetable protein) rolled in a lettuce leaf, baby carrots, oranges, grapefruits and blackberries.
It held me over until I got home and had this: spinach with some cheesy veggie leftovers from yesterday’s dinner, and a strawberry-banana smoothie (sprinkled with cinnamon and coconut).
Some highlights of the day:
A surprise mail delivery from TS. (I absolutely loooove surprises!!) He ordered new batteries for my laptop, because the one I had completely died. Aww, isn’t he so thoughtful?
And a quick visit to World Market to pick up some cute little multicultural kitchen stuff!!! Anyone else out there loves this store as much as I do?
But the biggest highlight of the day is……….(drumrolls)………..
I’m getting a piano tonight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I’ve been praying for a piano ever since I had to leave the one I grew up with in Romania.
God is good.
I just can’t tell you how excited I am! I was literally bouncing of the walls earlier.
The family (support team) will be here in less than an hour with pick-up trucks and trailers!!
Better go and get ready!
Guess where we’re going tomorrow?? That’s right!! Rrrrrrrrromaniaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Only 1 more sleep!!!
It’s been more than 3 years since I last saw my family. Wow. That is a long time. As I’m sitting here sipping my peppermint coffee, I think back to all those times when I just wanted to jump on a plane and show up at my parents’ door, shouting “SURPRISE!”. No planning. Just throw in a couple of undies, a toothbrush and a passport and go! Now that would be fearless, daring, adventurous, and….and really expensive I’d SO love to do something completely out of the blue like that! Except, that doesn’t sound like “Reka the planner” at all. Still, a girl can dream, right?
Plus, I was thinking…..don’t you think that everything tastes so much sweeter when you have to wait for it? Like the time when I finally got a bike after praying for it for many years. Or like the time when I finally got to kiss The Squarehead (my hubby) for the very first time on our wedding day. There is just something great about waiting on God to act. Besides, this whole Christmas season is just a great time of anticipation. Nothing compares to the feeling of waiting on the birth of my Savior! Plus, it kinda takes a lot of patience too to not peek what’s under the tree
However, one thing I am not looking forward to about being in Europe is spending hours and hours on public transportation and in waiting rooms. But, being in God’s waiting room is completely different!!
There are sooo many examples in the Bible of people who didn’t give up waiting on God, well beyond the point when most would’ve lost hope. Like the story of Zechariah and Elizabeth. They’ve been praying for a child almost their entire life! But they stayed faithful, and patient. And John the Baptist was born!! What an answer to prayers, huh?
So yeah my friends, God has great things in store for those who wait on Him! Remember that.
My dad told me the other day that my grandma is really sick and no one knows how much time she has left. So yeah, I know it’s not a coincidence that I had to wait 3 years. It’s definitely the Lord’s perfect timing…
God is good!