Saturday, November 15, 2008

Star light, star bright. . .

Well it is past midnight at the beginning of this weekend and I am up in my living room blogging.  Mark is asleep in the bed, and has been for about an hour and a half, but I just wasn't ready to go ya know. . .

Mark and I went on a date night tonight to dinner and a movie.  We went to Texas Roadhouse which was AMAZINGLY good.  It has been such a long time since I have had a steak THAT perfect.  Then after some mall walking (not buying haha) we went to catch Fireproof before it went out of theaters.  I must say it was so good.  I came out of there so thankful for my spouse who is a leader, kind, loving, supportive, and I wanted to make sure I always remember, notice, and tell him that.  The movie was so genuine and such a message that needs to be told to our generation, that marriage is a COMMITMENT for life, not just for when it is convenient.  I know I am a newly wed, and hey what do I know, I'm still in "the honeymoon phase," but in the words of Warren Barfield "Love is a shelter, in a raging storm.  Love is peace, in the middle of a war.  And if we try to leave, may God send angels to guard the door! No love is not a fight, but it's something worth fighting for."

On a completely different note, can I also say how INCREDIBLY THANKFUL I am for my girlfriends.  Seriously, God has so blessed me this semester by surrounding me with girls that are so amazing.  The relationships I already had going on throughout college are still strong, even after not living together, and for that I am which I am SSSOOO thankful.  There are now also the bonds made stronger mainly in  this semester of being in the education program.  It is amazing to see how much one program is able to bring people from all different walks of life together to not only learn, but to also  depend on, rely upon, and  trust each other so much.  I have received so much encouragement from not only my best friends I have had since I came to ETBU, but from those who have I have gotten to know only by being an education major.  As much as I complain about the work load, as much as I hate having to go to sometimes pointless classes, and as much as I don't like what all it takes to become a graduate from the school of education, there is something special about it.  It takes a small specific group of people, puts them into a program, works them, molds them, teaches them, and in the end produces not only an educated individual, but a bonded group of them.  I am now so happy to say that I am glad to have been an ETBU education major (sadly a far cry from when I first started the semester) and I have come away better for it.

Well that is about it for tonight, its been a pretty good blogging time for me I would say. . .

2 comments:

missleeannskidz said...

Don't make me cry!

austin said...

kristin clifton, i didn't know you were a blogger. i'm so glad you and mark are doing well. ya'll are both pretty great.