Sunday, June 23, 2013

My Oober Godly Guy :)

So the most recent "check" off my bucket list is probably the most incredible of all the "checks"!!!  Yep, I GOT MARRIED!!!!  I married the most amazing man in the world ... Darrell Floyd Thompson III! :D  I met him a few years ago when a couple from my church tried to get me together with his roommate.  Needless to say, things didn't work out with the roommate (a wonderful guy who is now married to a wonderful girl named Meg).  I lost touch with Darrell when things didn't work out with his roommate, but we reconnected on Facebook in mid-January of last year, started dating ("officially-officially") on March 16th; he proposed on May 21st ... and we were married on September 15, 2012.  It's crazy and amazing to think we just hit our 9-month mark as a married couple.  9 months of learning and loving.

My Darrell is an incredible man!  I am so thankful for his tender heart and strong convictions.  I love his passion and integrity and love for the Lord.  I am so proud of the way he constantly strives to please God and be the best man he can be.  He is the most patient, perfect man for me.  We get to work in youth ministry together, grow together in the Lord, play video games (which I'm not very good at!), watch Lost, play softball on the church softball team, go to our 20somethings Bible study (which we love!) ... all together.  I am learning so much about being selfless, about unconditional love, about open communication ... being married to my Darrell is such a gift from the Lord ... after my salvation, my Darrell is the greatest gift of my life!

God is so faithful.  And what an awesome thing to check off my list!  Wahoo!  I got to marry an oober godly guy!  Thank you, Jesus!!! :D

The Most Recent List :)

MICAL'S BUCKET LIST .... It's been quite a while since I posted about my bucket list, so I thought I would post my most recent list and add a post or two about what I've recently checked off my list. :D

#1 - Go hiking in New Zealand!!!

#2 - Run a mini marathon

#3 - Read through the Bible in my favorite translations - NIV, ESV, and NASB

#4 - Learn to play barre chords on my guitar

#5 - Learn to swing dance (CHECK!)

#6 - Marry an oober godly guy! (CCCHHHEEECKKK!!!!! ... As of September 15, 2012!!!) Yippeee!!!!

#7 - Homeschool my kids :)

#8 - Take a 3-day solitude trip! (CHECK!)

#9 - Visit my sponsored child in Bolivia

#10 - Read all of Mere Christianity and The Problem of Pain by C.S. Lewis

#11 - Take a BBF trip to the Bosom Buddies Cottages in Nova Scotia with Emily!!!

#12 - Be a waitress (CHECK!)

#13 - Visit all 50 states!

#14 - Go to a Gaither Vocal Band concert (CHECK!)

#15 - Go Hot Air-Ballooning

#16 - Ride a jet ski

#17 - Get some Bible training

#18 - Have a quiet time with Jesus in front of the Appalachian Mountains (CHECK!)

#19 - Be a summer camp counselor

#20 - Stand outside in a lightning storm!!! (CHECK!)

#21 - Make a nature calendar with the photos I've taken (CHECK!)

#22 - Get FLOOR seat tickets to a Gaither Vocal Band Concert!!! (CHECK!)

#23 - Visit Big Sky, Montana

#24 - Eat some New York Pizza

#25 - Go to the Iowa-80 truck stop ... the largest truck stop in the world!!!

#26 - Go to Europe with Hannah Baker!!!

#27 - Write a book ... yes, that's right - a BOOK!

#28 - Visit Juliet's house in Verona, Italy

#29 - Go to London, England :)

#30 - Pass the Praxis!!!!!

#31 - Become a school teacher

#32 - Read all of the Twilight Saga (CHECK!)

#33 - Buy a drink at the SoZo cafe' in Jasper, Indiana (CHECK!)

#34 - Listen to the wind blowing through the columns at the Parthenon in Greece

#35 - Go to Sitka, Alaska

#36 - Stay on Monhegan Island off the coast of Maine

#37 - Go to Loocachooca, Arizona to visit the Navajo reservation there

#38 - Do something BIG - something out of your comfort zone (CHECK!)

#39 - Have a picnic on the grassy hills of Ireland

#40 - Gain an eternal perspective - Colossians 3:2

#41 - Go on a cruise

#42 - Learn to truly accept who I am

#43 - Record a CD in Uncle Mike's music studio

#44 - Find out more about my heritage

#45 - Collect as many different colors of crocs that I can!

#46 - Get a manicure (CHECK!)

#47 - Take a fourth trip to Bogalusa, Louisiana

#48 - Visit all the mountain ranges in the U.S.

#49 - Rent a cabin by the lake for a couple of days

#50 - Spend an afternoon on the beach of each of the Great Lakes

#51 - Drive 1-81 - Northern New York State to New Orleans or vice versa

#52 - Take on a food challenge (Man vs. Food)

#53 - Learn the Quick Step

#54 - Eat a cake truffle

#55 - Visit Sherwood Baptist Church - church that put on Fireproof, Facing the Giants, and Courageous

#56 - Read the book, Christy (CHECK!)

#57 - Visit "Cutter Gap," Tennessee (CHECK!)

#58 - Ride on a train (CHECK!)

#59 - Discover a dead hero ... in other words, read some biographies

#60 - Find a modern-day hero for myself (CHECK!)

#61 - BE a hero!

#62 - Read through the Bible in a year

#63 - Believe without seeing (John 20:29)

#64 - Read Desiring God, A Hunger for God, and Don't Waste Your Life by John Piper

#65 - Learn the dance to "Thriller"

#66 - Go see a Tim Tebow game LIVE!

#67 - Take a road trip to see Pastor Mike and Shelley

#68 - Learn to give myself grace

#69 - Get out of debt

#70 - "Give like no one else"