Saturday, October 26, 2013

I married my best friend!

On October 23, 2013, I married my best friend and became Mrs. JP.

We had a small and intimate ceremony at The Secret Garden in Orlando. Gary and Marti are an excellent team and I am so thankful that they helped create our perfect day. It was exactly what we wanted.

We planned our wedding a few months ago. Our immediate family and some of our close friends knew of our plans but for the most part we kept it quiet. Eloping was the best idea ever. No stress or worry and I still had a perfect wedding to my sweetheart.

My sweet friends, Viadly and Dara, that I met 5 years ago while working at Disney came for our special day.



Thursday, October 3, 2013

Contentment and Peace

I have always been a worrier and a "fixer". I have the tendency to think, and then over think, everything. Right now, I don't have a job. And while I know where I am going, I don't know what I will be doing when I get there. But rather than worrying and stressing everything, I am taking a completely new road(for me).

I am learning contentment. I think that we too often let the world define what makes life "good" and we confuse our wants with our needs. When faced with changes or uncertainty, you can either stress and worry (which will never change the outcome) or you can rest in the fact that God knows your needs even before you do and He will ALWAYS provide. And when we are focused on Him, our wants will line up with His will and plan for our life. In trusting and focusing on Him, you have contentment that is based on the only constant in life rather than the people, places and material things valued by the world. Those things are so very fleeting. That is true contentment and real peace. I have come to realize that is such a good place to be mentally and spiritually.