So I mostly post poetry-type stuff (if you can call it that lol) on here... Occasionally, however, I do post a glimpse into more than just my thoughts/feelings and share what is happening in my life. I feel like it's been awhile since I did that - partly because life was busy and I was only blogging sporadically. However, I have a little more time currently so I'm trying to get back into it a little.
I think the last time I posted a personal update was when I became a dietitian (What's Going On
) and then when my cousin died (In Memory of Brookie
). Both of those happened almost 5 years ago (seriously?!) and a lot
has happened since then! :)
God is always so, so good. I can't emphasize that enough. I am so grateful for His leading in my life, and for all the good, wonderful things He has provided. Time and time again I am reminded that He always
provides. In the end, there truly is nothing to fear or worry about, because He always provides for every single need we have.
So for the past 5 years, I've been working as a dietitian - I started out with my dream job as a retail dietitian which was such a great experience and I loved the creativity that I could have. My coworkers were amazing - like a huge, supportive family. Which was the perfect place that God wanted me to be as He led me to leave the community that I grew up in and follow Him more closely. I grew up in a conservative church and there were a lot of good things that I learned and experienced, but as I grew in my walk with God, I felt His leading to find a different church. This was one of the hardest things I ever did - stepping completely outside of anything I had ever known and learning basically an entire new way of living.
|[a few Hy-Vee coworkers that came to my wedding]|
|[over 2.5 years working at Hy-Vee]|
After that, God started leading me in a new direction in my career. I took a job as a clinical dietitian at a hospital, and moved across the state to a place where I had never met anyone. It was such a growing experience - and again my coworkers have been phenomenal and a huge support to me. Besides changing directions in my career, I felt God leading me to change careers completely. I love my job as a dietitian. I absolutely love it. And after a year at my current place, they promoted me to lead dietitian which has been another amazing, humbling, growing experience. However, I still feel God leading me out of my comfort zone as a dietitian and making a huge leap of faith by going back to school. (hopefully more details on that in the future ;) )
|[friends and moving crew]|
|[the awesome dietitians I get to work with everyday now]|
During all of this, I also started dating... After a couple months of dating, my (now husband) had his work visa renewal rejected which started a 2-year-long LONG distance (8,000 miles) relationship. Despite the struggles, God blessed us with being able to travel to 5 countries together; which I highly recommend if you ever have the chance - as traveling truly is a growing experience as you find out that the whole world does not necessarily fit into your neat little box ;) We got married in September and I am now living in India for a few months with my darling husband as we wait on a spouse visa.
a few wedding photos:
|[the ring + henna]|
|[the best mother in the world]|
|[my mom MADE all the decorations - she is the BOMB]|
|[our adorable flower girl]|
A few photos from India :)
|[the view from our flat's gallery]|
|[our first guests at our home - a fellow "masala sister" which is what I learned that foreigners married to Indians are called lol]|
|[nothing like stopping your car on the roadside to get a fresh coconut]|
Goodness, I think I am getting old.... but life is an amazing adventure and I absolutely cannot wait to see where God takes us next :)
Wow, Lorraine, what a beautiful post! God truly is good ALL the time, and I'm so glad with you that He blessed you with such a lovely love story. Your dress is STUNNING :) Thank you for sharing about the journey the Lord has you on!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much! It was a perfect day and I truly enjoyed it more than I thought possible (weddings don't have to be stressful lol). Also, married life is amazing. God has blessed me so much.Delete