I have no idea how in the world it's already May but heavens I am glad to see a new month! The start of 2014 hasn't particularly been horrible but not particularly great either. Our lawnmower was stolen which resulted in our yard looking a hot mess for quite some time, Josh had a bit of a set back at work, then for the past 3 weeks he's been pretty sick...which resulted in us spending the day in the ER and doctors office this past Wednesday, not only did we not get many answers about Josh's pain but we also got overcharged $400...yes FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS. Getting overcharged resulted in 3 1/2 hours of tracking down our money at the hospital...back and forth from the ER to the billing departments for a solid three and a half hours. All of that to say that the next day our refund had disappeared from our account which resulted in my mom and I spending another 3 hours yesterday finding our money AGAIN. After too many phone calls and two trips to the bank...our money is back...for now...6 1/2 hours of tracking down our money. Yikes. Needless to say, Josh and I are exhausted and I just might cry when the clock strikes five this afternoon, that's how happy I will be. April was a good but tough month, so I am praying that May brings good health and lots of rejuvenation. Send a prayer our way, would you?
To start off May we purchased a new lawnmower yesterday and we are tackling our yard TO-DAY. It is embarrassing what our grass looks like. I kid you not, Wednesday after we got home from our hectic day, I was out "cutting the grass with my hands". Every tall weed or piece of grass I was just ripping out of the ground because I couldn't take it any longer, haha! We put off buying a lawnmower because we are getting a privacy fence put across the back of the yard (to hopefully prevent any more mean people from coming into our yard and stealing our things) and it has been like heck trying to get our phone calls returned regarding our fence. HOPEFULLY (please Lord!) we will have a fence up the next week or two, and until then the lawnmower has to reside in our guest room...oh happy day...LOL!
My MOH and one of my best friends is getting married TOMORROW. So, that's a great way to start May...with lots of love! I can't WAIT to see how beautiful she is going to be. Griffyn, I hope the MRS. club treats you as well as it has treated me these past 7 months!
May, I hope that I can slow down and enjoy you a bit. I'm so looking forward to warm evenings spent on the patio, putt-putt and tennis with friends, celebrations, and quality time with my husband. Last night I was reminded of God's goodness and faithfulness to us as I was pushing through the exhaustion that has set in, the sky was a mix of oranges and pinks that cast the most beautiful glow around 8 o'clock. I walked out onto our patio and took in the beauty that He has placed around us everyday. It really is breathtaking and I hope May gives me the opportunity to enjoy every bit of the beauty that our world has to offer.
I hope your May is off to a great start as well, and if your April or beginning of 2014 has been a bit crazy like ours, I'm praying for you friend. I pray that May also brings you rejuvenation. We all need a little bit of a restart every now and again and I think this new month that is upon us is a great time for that.
P.S. I'm going to write a book about all the bizarre things that have happened to us in our first not-even year of marriage. It's CRAZY! Murphy ate a Pandora charm out from the under the Christmas tree, we spent Christmas night at the emergency vet with him after he ate a whole pan of fudge, our lawnmower was stolen, and the ER took $400 of our money that ended up in a 6 1/2 hunt to get it back. WHAT?! Is this real life?! I think we've had our fair share of crazy to last us a while...don't you agree?