December 31, 2014
I’m not going to lie…2014 threw me for a loop. A lot of amazing things happened this past year, along with some not so amazing things. This blog is all about the life lessons I have learned over the past year, and it’s also about honoring and trusting God and the path he laid before me.
So let’s start with the most significant life changing event that took place in my life…I got engaged to my very best friend!! I cannot WAIT to see what 2015 holds for us. 2015 is the year everything changes for me. I will go from Miss Wieland to Mrs. Scheirer — that’s going to take some getting used to. 🙂 The typical routine I have lived for the past 24 years of my life will change, and I will have to learn how to live with someone new. I am super excited, but terrified at the same time. I know marriage isn’t a cake walk but I am ready for anything that comes our way. There isn’t another person I’d rather face life’s challenges with, than Tyler.
Along with the good, bad seems to follow closely behind. We lost a very special women that has played such a significant role in my family’s lives. Vera had been apart of my life long before I was even born, she was my dad’s best friend for 30 plus years. Losing her has been really hard on my family, and just like any loss it’s hard to not ask “why.” But I’ve come to realize that even though it’s extremely painful to live without her, God knows best, even when we doubt His will. Our time is not our own, it is God’s. What we do with it…well, that’s another story. But God placed us on this earth and He will take us off of it, too. When He says it’s time to go, well, you go. Mainly because you don’t have a choice, but also because He always knows what is best for us and for our loved ones. Vera struggled a lot over the past few years, we watched her go through several surgeries and work through a lot of pain. The best thought of all is that she is no longer hurting. And I know that if she could, she would tell us that she wouldn’t come back here, even if she had the choice, because life with Jesus in heaven is far beyond anything we could ever experience here on earth. And who would want to give that up?!
I’m going to touch on one last life event that took place in 2014, because this is an important one to me. I found myself through God in a way I never thought I would. Tyler and I struggled through our religious beliefs for three years, if it weren’t for this one disagreement we probably would have been married a lot sooner. Tyler grew up Catholic and I grew up Christian (Who would have known that they were actually so very similar!). I am so thankful for those three years of soul searching because I believe that this one topic forms the very foundation of marriage, and neither of us were willing to settle. We threw question after question to each other and we forced ourselves to research and answer them. Through this, Tyler and I became a power team, something I honestly wasn’t sure was possible. God opened my eyes to a different light and taught both of us patience in prayer and trust in Him. The most amazing part of this struggle is that Tyler and I stuck through it for three (going on four) years. We didn’t give up on each other, and the truth of the matter is that we were both out to save each other’s souls LOL! (We are both also very stubborn.) We loved each other enough and we knew we could work it out if we turned to God, which is exactly what happened. Talk about a happy ending. 🙂
I’m thankful for every life event that took place in 2014 because I know each one was placed there for a reason. However, I am not ashamed to kiss 2014 goodbye and to welcome 2015 with anxious arms! I hope that your 2015 holds many blessings! I’ll end with a nice quote from Helen Keller:“Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.”
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!