Every single letter that I send to Jeremy ends with a “Stay strong, you got this”. Because I know that whatever he’s going through is difficult, and probably even life changing. But there isn’t one thing that he is doing over there that he can’t handle. He’s literally got this. The military is no joke, during training they’re shaping these amazing people to be able to fight for our country when needed. They’re there to experience a whole new way to live, and learn the ways of whichever branch they’ve chosen.
Jeremy leaving for BMT (Basic Military Training) was such a huge and saddening time in my life. There were definitely some days where I just thought that I couldn’t handle it anymore. But then I remember what I wrote in every single letter that I sent him “you got this”. I had to sit there and listen to myself too, “I got this”! Jeremy leaving was definitely difficult. It was a lifestyle change for the both of us, although I was here at home and he’s a thousand miles away. I knew that it was what God wanted for the both of our lives, and I had to listen to what I was telling Jeremy this whole time.
But guess what? You do too! It’s the beginning of the week, it’s a fresh new start! You got this! No matter what you’re dealing with, God’s got you! YOU GOT THIS! Don’t lose hope, don’t let the storm you’re dealing with destroy you. God has such amazing and wonderful plans for your life! Whether you’re missing someone who’s serving our country, or if you’re just dealing with a bad grade on a test- you got this! Don’t lose hope! There’s such amazing and wonderful things out in this world. Babe, you got this.
Most people ask God for: love, healthy relationships, food, an amazing test grade, health, healing. What I’m asking God, ‘please never let me have to get an IV ever again’. I’ve been dealing with pains for a couple of weeks and it got to the point I was in a fetal position crying in bed. So my mom rushed me to the ER. When they ask you on a scale from 1-10 how much your pain is, I’ll never say a 10. Has anyone else done that? You know you’re in so much pain but you have never felt what a 10 feels like so you don’t say a 10. I always say a 8, or 9.
I feel like sometimes we hold back our 10 from God. We know we’re feeling is a 10 but we hold it back because we’re afraid to tell him our pain, and our burdens. We don’t share our true feelings or emotions with him, and we hide it and just tell him it’s an 8 or 9. Instead of telling him everything, we just figure out that God knows everything so we just decide not to tell him.
I knew at that moment it was a 10, but I was holding myself back- knowing that someday there will be so much more pain that I’ll go through. We should tell the truth about how we’re feeling all the time, whether it’s from God or visiting a doctors office. We need to be transparent and tell God EVERYTHING! He needs to know when you’re dealing with a 4 or a 9. He wants to know how we’re feeling, he wants you to tell him! Tell God how your pain is on a rate from 1-10, and be completely honest. If you want to strengthen your relationship with him, you need to be honest with him.
I'm a huge fan of chicken nuggets, and enthusiastically excited about what God as in store for my life. My other half is currently in the Air Force, so a lot of blog posts will be about the military as of right now.
Incase no one told you today:
YOU ARE AMAZING
YOU ARE LOVED
YOU ARE ONE OF A KIND
YOU ARE SPECIAL
YOU ARE MAGNIFICENT
YOU ARE WANTED
YOU ARE A MASTERPIECE
YOU ARE WONDERFUL
YOU ARE JOYFUL
YOU ARE TALENTED
YOU ARE GREAT
YOU ARE FANTASTIC
YOU ARE A QUEEN
YOU ARE LOVED BY SOMEONE WHO MADE YOU
YOU ARE KIND
YOU ARE YOU, don't let anyone change that.