We’ve been totally snowed in this week all over Oregon. You know it’s going to be a fun weekend when you can ski from your back yard to anywhere in town that you want. Really, though, everything has been shut down and it’s been a blast!

Photos by Josh.

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Celebrating 25 on 2-5

25 years. Each year a precious gift from my loving God. I sit here at my computer, in tears as I reflect on my life thus far. The blessings in my life are too many to count.

You see, I have a personality that is always looking ahead. I’m always thinking, “what can I accomplish next, what goal can I go after now?” So when I actually take the time to reflect, I absolutely cannot believe this life that I get to live. And when I remember that, my heart is no longer restless, looking ahead to the next thing, but it is at peace knowing that with each year I’m given, no matter what it may hold…my rest and satisfaction is found in Him. For this I am grateful.

“You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in you.”

-Saint Augustine 

So today, as I’m reflecting on these 25 years, I’m simply taking the time to be grateful. I’m truly thankful for all the people who have believed in me over the years…all the talented artists that I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with, the friends I’ve made along the way, and the people who have taught me invaluable things in my career path. To my close friends and family, you know who you are…I love you to pieces and my heart is full because you are in my life.

But most of all, the best thing in my life is getting to live each day with my amazing husband, Michael. Life is completely beautiful with him by my side. He inspires me, supports me, and loves me with each breath. I adore him. Today he sent me this beautiful song he wrote for me. I don’t usually publicly share the songs he writes me, but I really wanted to post this one because it is so special and I felt that others would be blessed by it, too.