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by joy soaked words

This life is so beautiful. So full of joy and laughter and Jesus and everything in between. I turn twenty in a couple of weeks, and the fact that I will be halfway to forty makes me a little scared inside but these past twenty years have been incredible. So much growth. Literally too.

I am home for reading break, I packed my bags, dropped my fish off to to have a sleepover with a friend, grabbed my camera and hopped in my car. Planning on reading a stack of books that have nothing to do with my english degree and sitting by the warm fire for hours on end. Resting. It’s been a busy week, and to come home to an actual home as much as I love my dorm and the girls I live with, it’s a huge blessing. I am so glad I only live an hour from home, and I have the opportunity to come home whenever I want to.

Home to me is incredible. Having a place to call home, a family that makes me laugh continuously and friends that live just minutes away. Another special part about home for me, is I have never moved from this little farm in the middle of nowhere. The first time I ever had to move was going to university, and that was more than anything just moving away from my family, friends and the only place I had only called home.

Driving home today, I was reflecting and thinking about this past year and how awesome it has been. I was having kitchen chats – aren’t kitchen chats the best? with a friend the other day and we were talking about how God takes away the good, because he has something better in store.

He takes away the good, because he has something better in store.

I’m so dang in love with Jesus. With this life.

I feel like my entire perspective has changed in the past couple of months.

I have such a heart of gratitude. So dang thankful for everything that has happened and is happening.

If you need me this week, I am planning on curling up with a book, numerous cups of good coffee and snapping some pics. Spending time unplugged and sweet sweet times filled with laughter and friends. This week came at the perfect time, as we are about halfway through second semester and I needed a long break. I’m so content.

This life is beautiful. May I never lose the wonder that I have.

Bless up fellow humans.

Hugs and blessings,

Nat