Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Days like these

Sometimes life can be frustrating. I think it's pretty common to experience what I'm experience. I am in the middle of some pretty massive exams and I just don't want to think anymore, I don't want to work any more. I'm tired and it's difficult to make yourself get back to your desk and just put in those last few hours. I often realise that it's not enough to be aware of what working hard might achieve. I know that if I put in many many hours into my degree I will get a much better result than if I watched tv all day every day. Yet, that doesn't mean that I am sat at my desk from noon til night every day of the week. It's not enough to have a goal. I won't behave rationally in my pursuit of that goal.

So what saves me from end endless cycle of laziness and disappointment? I have a Father who knows my every need and helps me to be the person I could never be on my own. My God, he encourages me to do my best, he helps me to have the discipline to put in the hours, he gives me the grace to not wallow in my mistakes and he picks me up and helps me start again when I have a bad day. So as I sat here, angry that I wasn't working as I should, I realised that all I need to get myself back to work is already there because he sustains me. So that's what I'll do.

Love R.

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Blue Skies

I'll miss sitting in bed and seeing the blue skies out my window. In the midst of packing and seeing our home slowly unravel I'm realising that I'll miss this house. It's our first house together, and despite it's faults, it's been a lovely place to be. Maybe because I don't know where we're going next yet and I'm about to start the most important exams of my life I'm viewing our present accommodation with rose tinted glasses, but I know for sure that this house has been a massive blessing to me. 

I'm ready to start the next adventure. I'm learning to trust that wherever we are, and however complicated the process is, he'll never leave me, and he has everything in hand. So for now I'll just gaze at the lovely blue sky and wait for his instruction.

I hope you're having a lovely weekend, and that you're enjoying the view from wherever you are.

Love R.

Sunday, 8 May 2011

A little black and white fun

Today we ran outside just as the sun was setting. I like sundays - a chance to relax, spend time with lovely people and do what you like to do :o)  

Love, R. ♥

Saturday, 7 May 2011

A day at the Park: Part 3

Dave and Kath are some of our favourite people :o) We had a lot of fun taking pictures of them! I say 'we' because steve had the camera too :o)

Kath = stunner!

I hope you're having a great weekend. I think it's time for me to go to bed!

Love, R.

Friday, 6 May 2011

A day at the Park: Part 2

Another familiar face here on the blog :o) I had a lot of fun taking these pictures and Becca was so patient whilst we stuck flowers and all sorts of other stuff in her hair!

 Part three will be hear soonish - here's a brief summary of what's going on in my life this next week or so!

I have to:
- finish my last essay to hand in next week
- start revision for my exams which start in a couple of weeks
- pack up the house ready to move next weekend(!)

I'm excited about moving, though it will be a lot of work! I'm looking forward to summertime when I can set up our new house and make things and buy things :o)

Love R.

A day at the Park: Part 1

It was such a lovely day. It's been difficult to miss the beautiful weather recently - we spent practically all of last weekend at the park and it was beautiful! Given that my life is so consumed with essay writing right now, I'll take any chance I've got to get my camera out :o)

When we got home we took a few shots in our back garden. A totally different feel - I love the golden evening light.
Love, R. ♥