Where to start?? So much has been on my heart lately, in every aspect of my life. Grateful for a happy marriage that has overcome SO much in our short (almost) 2 years. Grateful to have been presented with a few wonderful business opportunities. Grateful for a family who has loved, supported and put mine and Dane’s best interests at the forefront of their thoughts. Grateful. Just plain grateful.
If you’ve followed along with this blog you’ve probably noticed that it has been centered around all things wedding. Mainly because I’m extremely passionate about taking care of people on the biggest day of their lives. Also because let’s face it, looking at pretty things, tasting delicious food, and having multiple girls’ nights a week isn’t half bad (again Grateful). But if truth be told this blog is made up of wedding goodness because when I started this business I felt a need to be professional in all aspects of this business; blog, facebook page, website, open houses, etc. Let’s face it that’s not me. Well, it isn’t ENTIRELY me.
I pride myself on getting to know my brides. Becoming friends with them. I started this because I thought it was ‘good business sense’ but soon realized that I thoroughly enjoyed this aspect of my business. After realizing this I started to reevaluate how I view myself vs. how I present myself through social media.
I’m sure some of you have notice that I don’t make blog posts very often. Honestly, it’s one of the weakest areas in my business. And I believe it’s because I don’t share my heart on here. I’ve tried to keep it professional. Truth is my heart is filled with Jesus. I’ve felt a tug to share this part of me through my work but have resisted time and time again because I felt it was off the beaten path and a tad ‘unprofessional’. And I shamefully admit that it crossed my mind that I might offend a few people who didn’t want a relationship with Him. I should have viewed it differently and seen it as more of an opportunity to share my most important relationship with others and hopefully make Him attractive to everyone.
With all of that said I’d like everyone to know, I’m starting now. You’ll still see pretty wedding trends, engagement sessions, and real weddings but starting today I want to share more of myself. You’ll see some of my bible studies and notes, maybe fun new recipes I’ve tried, my struggles and faults as well as goals set and reached. My prayer is that you will like the new ‘professional’ approach I’m taking, learn a little bit more about our forgiving Father, and share your stories as well.
To kick this off I’d like to share my all time favorite scripture with you. It was on the front of mine and Dane’s wedding programs and I read it every morning to start my day off with joy.
The full scripture reads:
So this is my prayer: that your love will flourish and that you will not only love much but well. Learn to love appropriately. Live a lover’s life, circumspect and exemplary, a life Jesus will be proud of: bountiful in fruits from the soul, making Jesus Christ attractive to all, getting everyone involved in the glory and praise of God.
My goal every day is to lead a life that Jesus will be proud of. Some days are a little more difficult than others especially with my red-headed temper but I’d like to chalk those up to a learning experience and do better next time. So here’s to getting everyone excited about building a loving relationship with our Lord. I hope you all have a gloriously blessed day and keep coming back for more goodness!