i was SO EXCITED to travel to alabama this past weekend and visit with my friend anna for her wedding. since my freshman year of college (when she moved to alabama), we have done our best to stay in touch and meet up once a year. it is fabulous! 🙂 meeting up with each other usually requires some airplane traveling for at least one of us. i don’t know why, but this time i got SUPER FREAKED out. scratch that, i always get anxious about traveling because i am a worry wart, but this time was worse than usual. i got so nervous the week of the trip. the night before my flight i only slept 2 hours (probably didn’t help i had to be up by 3 a.m. haha, but that’s beside the point). before i left my house i peed at least 5 times within a 20 minute time frame. TMI? sorry haha. anyway, as i was driving there i kept getting myself more and more worked up. i hugged my mom and amanda goodbye (thanks again, y’all) and headed towards security checkout. i made it through *PHEW* thank goodness for no pat downs hahaha. then i waited at my terminal to board the flight. on the plane, my legs were shaking, my mouth was dry, and i was having a mini-spaz attack. i needed to pull it together, but i definitely could not do it on my own.
i closed my eyes and just started pouring it out to God. i told him how nervous i was about traveling by myself and how apprehensive i was about everything. see, i have the tendency to worry about ANYTHING. i was programmed to over analyze. it’s in my blood. and He knows that. when i was talking with Him i stopped shaking and was calm. my freak-out session was over. it’s like He wrapped me in His arms and surrounded me with His angels, saying everything was going to be okay. it was AWESOME. for the rest of the trip, i was completely calm. i didn’t get freaked out about anything and was chill. how awesome is our God?! oh, and by getting up so early, i got to enjoy the artist my God is. how cool is it to be right in the middle of a sunrise? i am so thankful for everything that He does and i never get to say that enough. 🙂
to show my appreciation for my awesome Creator, i wanted to show love to the super sweet people He created. i want to give away one of my FAVORITE books ever and a starbucks’ giftcard. the book is…
now, before you go judging a book by its cover (see what i did there? ;), hear me out. this book is amazing. it’s based off the book Hosea in the Bible. the story takes place during the california gold rush and starts off with a little girl. she goes through some traumatic events and eventually becomes a prostitute when she grows up. this man of God meets her and God tells him he is to marry this woman. whoa now?! crazy start right? well, the guy keeps trying to rescue the girl and she just can’t understand why a man like him would want someone like her. she feels as if she doesn’t deserve his love because she’s not good enough and she keeps running away. it’s so cool because this is exactly what we do with God. we treat Him badly, forget about Him, only talk with Him when necessary, but He still loves us and fights for us. this book is AMAZING. i have told all of my friends about it and recommended to strangers before. that’s how awesome it is! that is why i am going to give away a copy of this book with a starbucks’ giftcard. you can curl up with your favorite drink and get fully absorbed in the book. even if you don’t win this giveaway, i totally think you should still get this book. it’s just that great.
here are the guidelines:
1. comment on my blog about an awesome-God moment you have had lately.
2. tag my facebook photography page in YOUR facebook status to share me with your friends.
3. make sure you tell God what you’re thankful for. 🙂
the winner will be announced on saturday. happy memorial day everyone! God bless the men and women who have fought for our country and those who are still protecting us today. <3