March 31, 2010

New Beginnings

Well, we are home from our trip to Alabama, and let me tell you, it was well worth the wait! We were blessed to be a part of City Church of Mobile on Sunday, and they are doing amazing things in that city!! We felt welcome, and appreciated, and I felt like I was home from the second the church started worshipping! It was such an incredible experience, and I honestly never knew church could be that way!

So, we left with the promise of praying and then reconnecting later in the week....but I gotta heart did not make it on the trip home, it's stuck somewhere in Mobile! I will pray, and believe for God to lead where HE sees fit....and put us in the place that HE knows is best for us, and for them, but I am human, and have my desires, and my heart knows where it wants to be...

March 25, 2010

Spring Anticipation

This spring, everything that spring stands for has a whole new meaning to it for me. New life, new beginnings, refreshing rains, anticipation, hope, expectation....that's right where my life is right now! We are on a journey that has started out with devastation, hopelessness, helplessness, anxiety, some fear, lots of heartache and torment. With the help of our Savior, my righteous Daddy, we have worked through those feelings and have come out victorious!!! Yes, we still have moments of various mixtures of those feelings, we haven't arrived at our God-appointed destination yet....but they are now only moments...sprinkled with all the anticipation of spring, and our new life yet to unfold before us!

My husband and I left the church we began our ministry together in at the end of November. Due to circumstances beyond our control, we did not leave the way we had it in our hearts to....and it was painful! For us, for our kids, for the church....and this begins the journey we are on now. We honestly never thought we would ever leave that place, and never imagined where this journey would take us.

God has been faithful to provide all our needs, and above, during this transition that we have been in since November, and He continues to do so. He has shown us time and time again that He is our provider, our Source, and we lack no good thing with Him! Praise God!

This weekend we are taking a long-anticipated trip to "interview" at a church in Alabama. We know that God will lead us right where He wants us to be, and we are hopeful, expectant, and excited about what our future holds in Him!

So, my sage advice to anyone who feels like they are stuck in a winter season in your life....spring is on it's way!! :o)

March 21, 2010

Guilty Pleasures

So, I know that TV gets a bad rap...but there are some shows that are just great for escaping reality for a while...some of my faves are; Everybody Loves Raymond, The Office and King of Queens. I would highly recommend all of these if you are in need of a good laugh. Some days, this is the perfect end to a not-so-perfect day for me. They can also be the perfect end of a perfect day for me too! Thankfully, my hubby enjoys these shows as much as I do!

So, we were in MD visiting my side of the family for the weekend, and we got home, got the kids bathed, fed and in bed in record time. Now, hubby and I are enjoying wings and Raymond, and getting ready to call it a night! Back to reality tomorrow, and looking forward to our trip this weekend! we come!

March 17, 2010

A Pleasant Surprise....

I get to go to New York City tomorrow!!! I got the call late tonight and I am chaperoning a senior class trip for the beauty school I work at! I get to spend the whole day in NYC and get paid for it!! I am super excited, and also super tired, so I am going to go to bed....hopefully more tomorrow...

March 16, 2010

Let me introduce myself...

My name is Dawn DiQuattro, I am a 30-something, and have been married to an amazing man (Jon) for 10 years. We have 3 beautiful and amazing children....Gabriel will be 8 in April, Liberty is 6, and Gideon is 3. Our family currently lives in Emmaus, PA...but we are in a transition, and just itching to get out of dodge! We aren't 100% sure where we are moving to, but we KNOW that God has something amazing in store for all 5 of us!

So, why am I blogging? I need to have a voice, and I love to, what better way to get the best of both worlds here. My family has been through so much in the past 4 months, and I have been screaming on the inside to get my thoughts out.....but tonight won't be anything heavy because I am exhausted, and still very upset over the loss of my adorable puppy!

What can I tell you about me? I am addicted to changing my hair! I work in a beauty school, and I dove in hook, line, and sinker! I love hair color, and have been many shades of color in the past year! I also chopped all of my hair off shortly after starting to work there.....ooops. I am not-so-patiently waiting for it to grow back!

I love to read, and my current favorite book is The Shack. God has just shown me the depths of his love for me through that amazing story! I got it in my hands at just the perfect time in my life too, when I needed to know God hadn't forgotten about me.

I love my family. My kids are amazing, and brilliant, and talented, and hilarious! I miss them so much when I am at work, and love being around them to hear what comes out of their mouths. They are incredible!

My husband is wonderful, and the perfect man for me! God knew what he was doing when He brought the two of us together. Jon is incredibly talented, funny, a great help around the house, the best dad in the world and everything I am not! It makes us a dynamic duo....and we love to live life together, and have fun while we're doing it! enough for now. That's a brief overview of me. More next time...

March 14, 2010

New to this....

Well, here it very first post! There is so much going on in my life, I need to get it out somewhere, so I figured going to the vast amazing-ness that is the internet would be the best way to do this!
My family is in a major world-change at the moment, and it gets overwhelming sometimes, so I need to vent to someone!! Today was a big downer kinda day. The day started amazing, with an incredible church service and amazing presence of God, then the phone call came.
We were in CT for the weekend, and before we left, our dog Smitty ran away...I'll get to the details of that another time. Anyway, we forwarded our home phone to our cell phone, and eagerly awaited the call that would tell us that someone found our dog. The call came around 3 this afternoon, and the news was not good. A woman told me she was with our dog, but he was no longer alive, on the side of the bypass. Thank God someone had the sensitivity to even call and let us know, but another loss has befallen my already fragile family. We haven't told the kids yet, because they had an amazing weekend, and we didn't want to bring all of those good feelings to an end so abruptly, so we will break the news to them tomorrow...
I don't know how much more of this we can take, but I still hold firm that I serve an amazing, faithful God who will restore everything that we have lost in this transition!
For right now, I will go to bed....I am wiped out, and I will properly introduce myself tomorrow....RIP Smitty....we love you and will miss you terribly!