So I was looking through my old phone, clearing off texts and pictures so my mom could have it all cleaned and like-new and I got to see a beautiful picture of my year.
Wow. Really, WOW! I say this a lot, but if you would have told me what my life would look like a year from October 11, 2010 there is no way I would have believed you were talking about me!
To start, my Mom began her first Chemotherapy treatment one year from yesterday. Even my Mom and Dad had forgotten that until I reminded them tonight. When my Mom was first diagnosed with Cancer I thought my world was ending. My Mom is my best friend and I talk to her several times a day. To think about her having Cancer was just not even something I could comprehend. When they first found it there were a million questions and a million unknowns and not a lot of positive answers.
Her Cancer changed my world FOREVER.
I looked at everything differently.
To start, about 2 weeks later my boyfriend proposed! He became my fiance and two short months later we were married. Yup, you read that right, 2 months later!
I began training to take over my mother in-laws Flower and Wedding Business in October as well. I am one year in and loving ever second I get to work with beautiful flowers and be a part of other’s special events.
The way I spend my time changed dramatically too. Commuting over 3 hours a day for work had to stop. I began to look for a new job and prepare myself to leave a job I had thought I would be in for many many years. It took me 7 months to prepare my heart for this move.
Then, I thought I was moving to a perfect job. ( I wrote about it here )
Turns out, while that job was a good learning experience, like most learning experiences, it turned out not so perfect. Funny how that works, huh. I did however meet some of the most encouraging people I have come across in my professional career and feel that many of my dreams for ministry and my future were confirmed. I need confirmation a lot since most people think my dreams/goals are crazy/impossible. To them I say, look where God has brought me so far, they said this was impossible too!!
Now I face another new beginning.
A new job, year 2 of learning to take over Petals by Candy and soon another possible move. But, best of all, year two of marriage to the best MAN in the whole world!!!