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Friday, January 23, 2015

Coffee Date Friday // Vol IV

It's cold and rainy here in Mississippi. I'm curled up on my couch with a cozy blanket and a big mug full of coffee with coconut creamer. It's pure heaven, I tell ya. Come grab a seat by me and let's have a little coffee date today. If we were on a coffee date, what would you tell me?


If we were having coffee, I'd tell you how confused I am that it's Friday. Where did this week go? My days are all messed up and I blame it on my work schedule.  I'm on call tomorrow night, but other than that, I'm off, so praise the Lord for a weekend away from L&D. 

If we were having coffee, I'd most likely bring up Parenthood and how devastated I am that the series is ending soon. I just watched the most recent episode and may have sobbed, but you'll never know. If you haven't watched it, you're wasting your life. It astounds me how I can become so invested in the lives of TV characters, but the Bravermans are just the best. Go. Watch. Now. 

If we were on a coffee date, I'd tear up and thank you for your sweet words on my post yesterday on grief. When I'm vulnerable and raw, you make it all worth it when you meet me in that place and let me know I'm not alone. How lucky we are to be a part of this community?!

If we were on a coffee date, I'd probably go on and on about how excited I am for a little blogger meet up we're having tomorrow. It happened almost coincidentally, and I love how God plans those little surprises. I am going to a calligraphy workshop with Jenni, Rachel, and Lauren...we are going to have the best time. I'm in need of some laughter and some friendship!

If we were having coffee, you'd probably be able to tell that I'm still in a bit of a daze...I kicked 2015 off with a bang and felt so on top of things, but then tragedy struck and set me back. It's funny how life throws us those little curveballs--I'm struggling to remember than my response and reaction to those curveballs define who I am as a person, define my character. I'm choosing to accept it with grace and patience, and take it one step at a time to get 2015 back on track. This is my year!

If we were on a coffee date, you'd notice I'm being a little self conscious. I'd tell you how much I've been struggling with my weight lately. How the Lord keeps revealing to me that my body is a temple of His and that what I do with this vessel is meant to glorify Him, and that's the opposite of what I'm doing now. It seems that everywhere I turn, the Lord is putting these little reminders in my path and it makes it all the harder for me to turn a blind eye. I suppose it's time to stop ignoring Him and time to do something about it, huh? 2015 is the year to break the chains that my weight holds on me! 

If we were having coffee, I'd thank you for listening to me ramble. I'd thank you for being a friend when I needed a friend. I'd thank you for setting aside your plans to take time for me to vent and breathe and just talk. I'd probably cry again, because I'm good at that. 

If we were on a coffee date, what would you tell me? What's on your heart, friend? I want to hear! Xoxo

Linking up with Jenna for Coffee Date Friday


13 comments:

  1. I loved how you did your coffee date. I really felt I was sitting with you and drink coffee. Im so jealous of your blogger meetup!! That sounds like it will be fun! Have a great time and a wonderful weekend. :)

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  2. If we were having coffee (which is a total must SOON!!!!) I would tell you…

    I have got to watch Parenthood. No judgment because I haven't seen a single episode though. I know, I know. it's a must!

    I would tell you that grief comes in the most unexpected ways. And times. To not hold back on actually grieving when it arises. To completely feel those emotions.

    I would tell you that I allowed tragedy to completely alter my life for over a year. I'm just now feeling like I'm grabbing ahold of the things that I let go of and to pass me by. I understand how when life throws those curveballs, it's easier to not deal with things. It's easier to look away. But then I found myself still having to deal with later on.

    I will tell you that my weight is the biggest hindrance I have. Some days I feel on top of where I know I need to be. Other days you can find me at the bottom of a brownie sundae. That as God brings those reminders to you, take hold of them. Sometimes I write them down. Next week I may need that small reminder that He hasn't just left me hanging on this journey.

    I'm excited for your blog meet up. Only slightly envious. I know that you will have a blast.

    And the fact that you are off this weekend, let me just say Glory Hallelujah!!!!!!

    Enjoy your weekend. Thanks for trusting us with those tender moments in your heart.

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  3. I cant wait to have a real life calligraphy/lunch date with you tomorrow!!! New Years night, I was extremely ready for a new year. I was feeling very on top of things and ready to start the year off with a bang. Then I woke up new years day with texts and calls that my sister and father in law were in the hospital with reasons the doctors couldn't find. I felt so strained and I still feel a little out of place. How about you and I just start fresh in February? :)

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  4. Love you friend. Have a BLAST tomorrow, you deserve a little girl time that makes you smile bright again.

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  5. I'm assuming L&D means labor and delivery? This might be totally random, but I am so stinking scared of childbirth. Maybe you can help me with that when the time comes! :) sorry that that's totally creepy! haha


    Now that I'm done watching Law & Order: SVU, Parenthood is the next one on my list! My sister always tells me that she cries during every episode, so I guess I gotta prepare myself.

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  6. Awe, would love to have a coffee date with you and we could just share and share and encourage and encourage. Wishing you a fun weekend with your friends and I hope you do not get called out to work. Hugs!

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  7. I love this post!
    I hope things get better for you, it sounds like things are off to a rough start.
    Your weekend plans sound fun! I hope this is a time of rest from all that's been going on in your life.
    I will be praying for you!

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  8. I'm praying for you and your sweet family! Have a wonderful weekend learning calligraphy and getting to meet-up with other bloggers!

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  9. Inspired by your blog I decided to start my own "Coffee Date Friday" and did one today. There are ups and downs in life but the support around us can help make the downs a little easier to deal with. My prayers are with you. Learning calligraphy sounds awesome! I've always wanted to take a class in that. Then maybe it would come in handy addressing all of the wedding invites. :) Hope your year begins to look up. Cheers, friend!

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  10. I love Parenthood, too! I feel like I KNOW the characters. I typically begin crying within 5 minutes of every episode. Ha. I'm so sad the series is ending...why are they doing this to us!?
    Have fun at the blogger meetup! Can't wait to hear about it! Xoxo
    Thanks so much or linking up for the coffee date. I always love reading yours. :)

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  11. I just really like you!!! Muah! One day we will meet and I will give you like a 5 minute hug and people will stare and we won't care :)

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  12. You are the epitome of Grace! Always know that I look up to you and hope that I am just an OUNCE of grace that you are. Struggling with getting it all together, all the time is one of my biggest struggles. Let's pray each other through!

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  13. If we were on a coffee date, I'd hug you and tell you how sorry I am about your grandmother. Then I'd tell you that it's totally normal to start something off strong and then struggle for a while, and that you'll find your way again in no time. I'd tell you it's okay to not be perfect all the time. I'd tell you that I've been struggling with my weight too, and that I'm still blaming it on the holidays. I'd also tell you that it IS your year.

    I'd tell you that work is crazy and that I need a vacation. And that I am going back and forth on whether I should tell someone how I really feel about him. And that I'm actually kind of oddly happy these days. And then I'd probably ask for your opinion on a dress I'm on the fence about.

    Also, if we were on a coffee date, I'd probably spill. But not on you. Just on me. And it would be okay because you wouldn't make me feel like a moron for it, and probably even give me your napkin.

    Anyway, now I'm really sad we're NOT on a coffee date. Especially since I really need more coffee.

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