Saturday, December 26, 2009

My Dear Friend And Her Dream Come True

I wanted to post a little blog about my friend Sarah who came to see me recently.

We have been friends since working together at Boston Pizza in Westlock, almost since day one (well at least we were still in training at that point!)

She is amazing, lovely, so much fun, and a dear and close friend.

When Sarah phoned me a while ago she said she wasn't feeling very well. I was instantly worried, dreading the worst, but when she said the words, "morning sickness" I was elated!

My friend was expecting a baby! I am so excited to see her as a Mom, she is going to be great! Her and I have had some adventures in our years of being friends.

We have taken random road trips to Barrhead, to dress as fairies and act like little girls running around and having a ball!

Her ability to have fun in any situation, her ability to laugh and find joy in every moment is what is going to bring her into being such a great Mommy!

I am so proud of her.

It brings to light something in my own heart that has, especially recently, been brought to light for myself.

This is connected and I don't want my joy at Sarah and Shawns exciting announcement to be dampened, but I feel this is also a place that I can bring my personal thoughts out as well about my own feelings.

I wonder when it is I am going to find my love, when my wish to see my family come into being is going to happen.

I know that somewhere out there is my husband, the man I am to marry and be a family with. 

Today while shopping with friends in Edmonton, we stopped off at a maternity store to wait for one friend who is also expecting, and being in that store, looking at all the women who were busily and happily shopping to dress their new bodies made me sad.

I would never want to settle and end up with someone whom I would be unhappy with. I have hopes and dreams, and well to be honest, I would much rather be alone and doing my God's work than end up with someone who is less than what God has for me.

For all of this, I have been listening to a song by the Bahamas, Whole Wide World, and in it he sings about there being a whole wide world to find the one girl for him, is there someone out there thinking about me? Is there someone who is waiting for me to come along?

I sure hope so, I can't wait to meet this man, the one who will grow a mustache because its funny, and be excited to go grocery shopping with me as his wife (I hate grocery shopping the most!). He's out there somewhere, and I am taking steps to prepare for it!

So those are my thoughts, I am feeling rather naked by revealing my personal thoughts about where I am, and I am quite timid to let my feelings be out there in cyber space.

In 1 Peter 5:7, we read: "Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about what happens to you." So I know to not worry, and for now I will keep praying that God keeps pushing me to get ready for what is next and for what is right now.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Classical Music, Studying and My Heart

So I have been listening to abundant amounts of classical music during studying, I find it helps alot. I found this awesome channel on YouTube that is awesome! While listening to it, I got very distracted with one song that I heard and it stuck out. I, of course needed to find more out about it and now I wanted to share the link and the translated lyrics, who knows maybe someone else will fall as in love with it as I have!




With all my love,

Crystal



"Ständchen" translation: "text: Ludwig Rellstab, music: Franz Schubert (1797-1828). translation: a.l" Here it is ...



Title : Franz Schubert :Standchen (Schwanengesang, D 957: no 4)



The Link is here for the music.

I hope you enjoy it!

"Ständchen" ("Serenade")



My songs quietly implore you

through the night;

down to the silent wood

my love, come to me!



The tree tops whisper

in the light of the moon;

Don't be afraid, my love,

no-one will observe us.



Can you hear the nightingales?

Oh! They implore you,

their sweet lament

pleads with you on my behalf.



They understand the yearning I feel,

they know love's torture,

with their silvery notes

they touch every soft heart



Let them touch yours, too,

sweet love: hear my plea!

Trembling I await you,

come, bring me bliss!

Thursday, December 3, 2009