Saturday, September 24, 2011

Beauty ... Life ...

There are moments in the days when one of us will have a moment. We will stop all movement and our faces will take on a curious blank expression, as though the entire world has ceased to exist. Then a sudden squeal erupts: "We're married!"

Yes indeed. :-)

Life since September 10th has been all we expected and more. Being with my best friend in the world all the time has been awesome. I love growing together -- mentally, spiritually, physically. It is the best feeling in the world. How much of this joy comes from the knowledge that God has brought us together? That He shaped us, guided us, worked through our lives until we were ready for each other? That our union was His good will? That each step of the path we felt His love and assurance?

When I prayed for a husband I prayed that when the right man came along, I would know. No doubts. No wonderings. I had had crushes on guys before. I had even thought I was in love. But I had never had assurance that these other potential men were God's will. When I met Jesse, it was so much different than I thought the real romance would be like. It is like a fairy tale with high emotion, trembling knees and  that assurance but it was also harder and more emotionally exhausting than I thought anything could be. But among everything else, there was one thing I knew for sure: Jesse was the one. He was handpicked for me by God.  My good friend Gisele, married 15 years, 3 kids and still madly in love with her husband, told me something last year. She said, "When you meet the right one, life is so easy." I have found this sentiment to be very true. Somehow, life's difficulties seemed halved when you are sharing them with that someone.

I just want to encourage you girls to pray. Don't decide to get married just for the sake of getting married. Pray that you will know. Pray for someone you can help and for someone who can help you. Relationships are funny things. They're not worth it if they are with the wrong person but they are more than worth it when they are with the right person.

So, part of getting to know your new spouse is going shopping together. There were certain things I really needed before the teaching season started next month... and we wanted to have a little bit of a special honeymoon. So, we went to Regina and spent a couple days there. One of the bigger purchases we made included cellphones for each of us. Jesse had had one for a couple years but I had never had one. It never appealed to me to have one and I put it off as long as I could. However, we don't have a land line so it became a necessity. Especially for the teaching. Anyways, I am enjoying having one. I have been able to contact people efficiently and get the information needed.

God provided some much needed funds and we are in the process of getting the house renovated before the winter hits. Yesterday morning at about 8:30, the buzzing of Jesse's cellphone woke us. My father-in-law called saying that he had tried to get the backhoe for Saturday (today) but he hadn't been able to. In fact, he had gotten one that was going to arrive in an hour (yesterday!). Needless to say Jesse and I got outside in a hurry. There was quite a bit of stuff to get out of the way so the backhoe operator could do his job and a small window of time to do it in. We didn't quite finish (ripping up the last section of deck was the killer) but everyone understood. Thankfully. :-) Anyways, he was here for 8 hours and we have a really deep hole right in front of our front door. Jesse and his Dad went into town this morning to pick up supplies for pouring the concrete slab and to build the walls of the new basement. It will be sooo nice to have the porch on the house. ::happy sigh::

The sooner they can get it done, the better. We have no drainage right now. That means no indoor plumbing. But all is not lost! We live right next to a gorge of sorts and my mother-in-law discovered that if you walk down past our shed, there is an outhouse that is functioning. There are bird droppings on the seat but it's actually not bad. :-) My biggest gripe about it is having to use it in the dark. Blah. But, as Jesse pointed out, I am a farm girl and we do not live in a country, like Australia (where he is from) in which there dwells deadly poisonous snakes, bugs and other delightful creatures who like to hide in the outdoor toilets... So buck up, Mrs. Twietmeyer! ;-)

I failed my driver's test on the 13th (marked me a lot for hesitancy) so am going for another one on the 27th. I am hoping that all the driving in the city will do me good. :-) Praying... praying.

Anyways. I think that is everything for now. I am trying to write thank you notes for all of the gifts we received so I should get on it. :-) Also, I should decide what I am going to make for lunch.

P.S. Hannah posted a picture of her and Daniel. :-) Click here to view it.


Hadassah's Corner said...

LOL! about the piousness animals/creatures in the outhouses... when were you going to Australia for a visit? :-) I'm glad that you are enjoying married life... and that you are enjoying your cell phone. :-)

Naomi T. said...

I have no idea when we're going to the land of Oz but I hope it's before too long! :D

Did I give you my number??

Grace said...

Thank you so much for the encouragement, Naomi. That's great to hear. I'm very happy for you. :)

I need your number too. :D

Naomi T. said...

Emailing you right now!! :D

Singing Pilgrim said...

I am so glad you've found the one God handpicked for you. I feel the same way about my Ryan. :) Now it's just faith and waiting until we can be in the same country. (Sigh)

The construction seems like a great adventure. And I hope you enjoy the cell phone! I got my first one in college... and as of just a few months ago, I am sans phone again because of money. I miss it, but at least we have a landline.

Naomi T. said...

I think of you and Ryan. Long distance must be so hard. :hugs: It's a miracle, though... when you think about how many miles we each traverse to be in the right place at the right time. Peace be with you guys!

Bekah said...

My co-worker and I call Australia the land of doom! :P But that wouldn't stop either of us from going there! ;)

Thanks for the update...

Now that you are married, am I not allowed to call you Meme? ;)

Naomi T. said...

My dear Bekah, you can call me anything you like. ;) And that includes Meme. Lol.

If you get to the land of doom before I do, let me know how it is. :)

Anonymous said...

Oh, what joy to read an update from Mrs. Twietmeyer! And I hope the outhouse days will pass by quickly! :P the basement will be so nice to have!
Sorry to hear you didn't pass the driving test, I too have struggled with hesitancy, judging if I have enough time to pull out etc. Still do on occasion. Too afraid of what if's maybe...praying for courage and strength for when you take it again!

Bekah said...

*grins* Good, cause Meme is kinda my pet name for you! ;) It's not an insult! :D

LOL! Will do! I am going out to Halifax in just over 3 weeks, so I doubt I will get to do much traveling for a while! :P

Naomi T. said...

Jaclynn, Thanks for the comment! It made me smile. I LOVE getting comments. :) :) :)

My FIL got some plumbing hooked up for us yesterday but I'm not sure about this evening. I am really looking forward to this project being finished! It's coming along well. ::is excited:: Also looking forward to our plumbing being up and running full time again.

It is kind of hard to obey every traffic rule at all times. Even my husband, who is a perfectionist and is very picky about all the rules makes mistakes. So, I guess it's a matter of practicing the right way of driving. :) City driving really helps me. Practical experience! I hope you will be able to overcome your fears. :hugs:

Bekah, I do like my pet names. :) That's what Jesse calls me. Names. Yes. He does. Haha!

Enjoy your trip, my dear!!

Anonymous said...

Lots going on in your world!! That's a BIG hole! But it will all look nice when you're done.
A cell phone!! I didn't have one till I was almost 25 so I understand where you're coming from. I drug my feet for months before Jac and I got one... they are a necessity though esp with no land-line.

I didn't know that the T's were from Oz. Cool! I hope you get to visit Aussie land someday and sooner than later too. :)

Sorry to hear about not passing the driving test but maybe 2nd time around will be so much better for you and I know you will pass :)

Naomi T. said...

It's so nice to have one and not having to rely on Jesse's cell. Part of me wishes that we had a landline because the cell reception is not terribly good here but it's not terrible for sure. :)

My mother in law is from Australia. She came over with Paul when they met there... (He was on a world tour via motorbike) They went back and Jesse was born over there. They moved back when he was 8 months old. She still has an accent though it has gotten less over the years. I love her. :)

I hear many people say that they didn't pass on the 1st time. Did you? My hubby did...