Thursday, 24 February 2011

Marriage, Life, and Cooking.

I love the Idea of blogging. But I never find it easy to sit down and write about my day or life. I have to be inspired. I love looking through the blogs of friends or of people who are inspiring in their way of life or their way of eating.

Since July I have found myself trying to figure out what it is that Abigail Marie Heaton looks do I want to run a home, or cook, and how do I want to live. I have found the last few months very difficult and fun in trying to figure these things out, now that I am no longer single and have another person in my life. After 26 years of watching my parents, friends, mentors, and others in my life what is it I want to take from them and mix with my own ideas and Matt's ideas. It hasn't been easy because I have had to distance myself a bit from others to do this.

At this point in my life I am very confused about what I want life to look like, We really want God to be the centre of our lives, we are reading a book at the moment Crazy Love. It is very challenging but relevant at this time for us both. We are wanting to decide what to do while we are newly weds and childless. If I had the choice I would choose some random spot in Africa and go although that is a scary thought (I would miss my kitchen and cooking things the most) but at the same time I love adventure and now with Matt by my side I feel we could go anywhere. With life I feel free, to free really, I do not have a steady job but if we don't go now I need to find something here to occupy my time. I would like to work at Starbucks or with elderly people. I want to visit them in their homes or just befriend them. I have lived in a Christian bubble the past 3 1/2 years and feel the need to break free, but I want to go and do what God has in mind and not what I have in mind. The last couple months we have been thinking, discussing and praying what is next for us, I don't feel we have came to any conclusions but I do feel I have ruled some things out.

Please be praying for us and thanks to those of you who are already doing so.

That is all for now, I must get dinner served for my patient husband...lentil soup and monster cookies...yummy :)

Lord, please guide me and Matt and help me to put my life, goals, and visions FULLY in Your hands. Amen.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Last Year

Well like usual it has been ages since I have blogged. It always take inspiration before I can write properly. (this time it was Erin's blogging)

Let's see...To summarize 2010 I would have to say emotional, wonderful, and horrifying.

The highlight of course would have to be our 2 beautiful weddings, one in England and one in America. Both amazing and very different. We were able to see lots of family and friends from all over the world and I am so grateful for that.

We also had so much help from all of them and I can't begin to say thank you enough for every ones help. We had cakes made, decor put up, photo's done, and so many lovely gifts to help us get started on this new journey together.

Since the last blog I haven't even mentioned my husband Matt, but as most people reading this will know Matthew Heaton. He is a very sincere man who I am so happy God has placed in my life. He is one of a kind and I am glad God put him in my life. He is the best dancer around and also very funny. We have so much fun getting to know each other as man and wife sometimes challenging, but always interesting. He took me on a surprise honeymoon to Rhodes (a Greek Island) It was absolutely perfect. It was my kind of weather, HOT! We are now trying to settle into life and the many things we have crammed into it. This has been the most challenging part for me I must say. We are very busy with our church and I find it hard at times. I still feel the strong calling to Africa and am waiting for the day God says go.

Last year also brought some really hard times. We had a friend die which sent us all very confused and upset. For us and our church body this has been rough to say the least, but God has been faithful and I have been very encouraged by the family and leaders of our church in the way it has brought people together. Our friend will be forever missed and forever in our thoughts.

Well I hope this gives people a little preview into our life over the past year...Lord, I now give you 2011, please be with us and guide us in our challenges, relationships, and responsibilities...Here I am Lord...amen.