//Just Trust//

I love those moments when words, those lovely letters strung up together, are presented to me. Just like that.  One letter after another to be put it into words that become sentences.  Two little sentences that make me feel okay and calm.

It's usually during those times full of doubt, full of what-ifs, and not knowing what will happen next that I look around and find words.  Words that embrace me.  Words that stop me in my tracks.

Words that come from Him.

For me, He uses my love of words a lot.  Those words are always found in books and Pinterest. That's what I believe.  That's what I'm sticking to.  He knows me well - duh.

Today I was looking for inspiration to write.

I've had some little worries in the back of my head this last week - you know, those little smidgens of negativity that just linger underneath your happiness?  Yeah, those.  I've been pushing those thoughts to the side and being happy.  But, you and I know, loveys, when negativity tries to seep in, we kinda sorta let it, right?

As I was scrolling through Pinterest this morning...

...there it was:

Don't be afraid.
Just believe.

In other words, "I've got this, my Nay.  You don't have to worry about a thing.  Those negative thoughts you're having are not from Me.  Those words of ugliness are coming from our mutual enemy.  You'll be fine.  I've got everything under control."

That these words were presented so beautifully to me is no accident.

I love the ocean.  It's my happy place.  It's my sanctuary.  Those colors the sky is making?  That twilight blue over the sunset?  Yeah, my absolute favorite color.  He wanted me to see this.  I'm firmly in His grasp and don't have to worry.

I gasped when I saw it.  I thanked Him.  He is my Protector.  Why do I ever even doubt?  There will be some changes in my life this year and I've been frightened about those decisions.  I've prayed and asked that He does what He thinks is right.

And He has.  Each and every time He's showed up.  Of course, He did.  He always does.

I don't need to be afraid - I just need to believe.  He knows what's best for me.  I'll just trust.
Simply trust.
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My hubby and I always joke that whatever we start doing on New Year's Day, we'll be doing all year long.  You know, like clean house on NYD then it'll be a clean house all year long.  Stuff like that.  Silly superstition stuff that we made up...:)

Well, it turns out that this year, we'll be spending a lot of time with my brother, sis-in-law, and nephew.

We hardly get together - with our weird schedules and just regular old life.  I've always wanted to get together more, but sometimes it's not in the cards.

On New Year's Day, I got a text from my brother asking what we were doing.  We were off to have Korean BBQ and then go to the park.  My brother and his family met us after our lunch and we spent the whole afternoon together.  Laughing, taking silly pics, playing hide-n-seek in the park, being together.  We ended the day with dinner at one of our favorite neighborhood spots and it was just nice.  Really nice.

Not two days go by and we're together again!  We bought Universal Studios annual passes and had loads of fun. 

I see a lot of Universal Studios outings in our future.  We've already planned to go back on Monday for the MLK holiday. 

This last Saturday, we went bowling and had dinner.  My SIL and Lucas bowled better than everyone, but my brother and hubby had bet going on who would lose.  Whoever lost would buy dinner.  Yeah, the hubby lost and we had Peruvian food that night.  Really yummy, even with my brother ordering as much food as he could swallow.  LOL

We ended our night at my brother's place, chatting over coffee while the kids played.

So this year, I'll be spending a lot of time with family.  I'm excited to see all the memories we'll be making this year.  Just the way I like it.  Just the way it's supposed to have been all this time.

What will you be doing all year long? Well, according to our silly superstition...ha!