Lizzie Lou loves...

greetings & salutations! hidden within the pages of this blog are the words i love to use, the songs i love to sing, the movies i love to watch, and the books i love to read. sometimes, i throw in a photo or two that make me happy, or a quote or 70 to keep me inspired. i'm a little bit obsessed with just about every shade of blue and i would spend most of my days by the sea, with a man of God by my side, and the sand between my toes. (I'd also LOVE for that man to be able to call himself my husband.) I love humor, and good taste. I love when i learn new words and then i see and hear them everywhere. i love seeing children run to their parents with reckless abandon. i love watching babies study their surroundings. i love listening to classical music. i have an affinity for interior design and helping people.

i love Jesus and He has done great things for me. ✝

August 24, 2012 8:06 pm August 17, 2012 10:52 pm 10:41 pm
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letterstomydarling:

My darling love,

In this process of finding a church family in a new city, my singleness has been very much on the forefront of my mind.

A few weeks ago, heading to a church outreach event, I walked alone into the parking lot only to realize that I had no idea where to sit. There were tables of people who all knew each other, laughing and talking. I, the new person, stood on the periphery looking in. I ended up asking a volunteer to introduce me, and they lovingly directed me to a table of people in their 70s and 80s. Though our conversation was wonderful, my identity as a single felt like a glaring incompleteness. 

Last week, attending a different church with my coworker, I filled out the visitor’s slip. I was happily filling out information about my address and contact information when I moved to the second half, where there was a box for marital status. It was such a simple question, and yet, internally, I felt a lurch. As I ticked off the box for “single”, I thought, oh you have no idea how desperately I have wished I wasn’t. How much I wish I were checking off the married box.  

This loneliness ebbs and flows. One moment, my heart is content and I am satisfied. Then, out of nowhere, a single checkbox tips the scale, and the pit of my stomach grumbles. I am suddenly and unexpectedly back into full-blown loneliness.

And I know, intrinsically and cognitively, that loneliness is a human condition, not something to be satisfied fully by marriage. I know that loneliness is a built-in scream for the completeness that only God can restore. I know these things. But yet, those moments catch me off guard and I wonder and dream of how it could be better with you beside me.

Waiting on His timing has been so difficult and yet sweet, my love. 

your future wife

10:38 pm

fitfad:

lol love friends, i felt like this this morning but i went :P with no gym clothes like i said before :P

x

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August 9, 2012 12:04 pm
summerskinny25:

For the person who asked me how to get into running… this (or any version of run/walk intervals) is a really good way to start. You will notice a huge change in your stamina and speed way sooner than you think!

summerskinny25:

For the person who asked me how to get into running… this (or any version of run/walk intervals) is a really good way to start. You will notice a huge change in your stamina and speed way sooner than you think!

(Source: halfthewoman)

July 31, 2012 8:25 pm
"I got lost in him, and it was the kind of lost that’s exactly like being found."

Claire LaZebnik    (via obdormio)

(Source: faeriefables, via amantedicristo)

July 26, 2012 7:36 pm July 23, 2012 4:09 pm
hisbannerwaslove:

I can’t even express how much I want to be a mother…

hisbannerwaslove:

I can’t even express how much I want to be a mother…

(Source: breanna-lynn, via amantedicristo)

July 18, 2012 8:24 pm July 14, 2012 12:20 pm July 4, 2012 10:48 pm July 2, 2012 10:00 pm
tmfs:: To My Future Husband:

tomyfuturespouse:

My Love,
You are currently out there somewhere, either looking for me or preparing yourself for this life-altering search. We’re entering into a most thrilling game of hide and seek; I’m hiding almost entirely out in the open which should ease your task to some degree, but the bigger hint I’ve…
10:00 pm

To My Future Husband:

tomyfuturespouse:

I want to go on a road trip with you. It doesn’t have to be to anywhere particular. We could just get in the car and go. And if we get lost, it’ll be ok because we’ll be lost together. 

June 26, 2012 7:51 pm 7:50 pm