Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Ten Years (and counting...)

I just realized (remembered) that this past Labor Day weekend marked ten years of me living here in Denver. I cannot believe it!!! If you had told me back in 2000, when I first came out here to go to Denver Seminary to get my Counseling degree that I would still be here 10 years later, I don't think I would have believed it. Hoped for it, maybe, but not believed it.

This past decade has been an amazing journey for me. I left the wonderful state of Texas for a great adventure and I have not looked back (well, hardly ever).

My first three years here in Colorado were dedicated to my education at the Seminary. While I was there, I learned a ton about counseling, therapy, theology, the Bible. I met some amazing people while I was there, many of whom I am still friends with. :-)

I also met my future husband, Fraser, at seminary. I can remember having conversations with some of my friends back at A&M about how I would meet and marry a man from Seminary and I hoped it might be the case, but after a couple years of no prospects coming in (I also remember having conversations with fellow students there about how we should join the recruitment team to bring in decent boys!! lol), I started to think that might not happen. Little did I know, that I had already met and befriended him.

God taught me some amazing things in my years at Seminary. Some were educational. Some were heart things. Things about Himself, about me. I'm still learning, too.

About 7 months after I graduated from Seminary, Fraser and I were married. We worked in several places, bought a house and then I got pregnant.

Our son, Nathan, was born at the end of July in 2006. Which means that he just turned 4!!! Also, he is officially a Colorado native. That is pretty cool, given how much the "locals" care about that. :-)

I have FINALLY found a local church after 8 years of not having one. We've been there for 2 years now and I LOVE it!! So much, in fact, that this fall I will be stepping up and leading a small group and I am extremely excited to see what God will do through that group.

I've been attending MOPS groups for about 3 years now and I love what a ministry that has been to me and Nathan. I've met some pretty fantastic moms there and I look forward to more fellowship in the years to come. :-)

I have no idea where I will be in another decade, but I sure wouldn't mind if it was still in this beautiful state. Who knows?!? :-)

Top Ten of the past 10:
1. Moving to one of the most beautiful states in the country (HUGE leap of faith).
2. Meeting some amazing fellow students (local to international) at school.
3. Graduating from Denver Seminary with a Master's in Counseling.
4. Meeting and marrying the love of my life, Fraser. :-)
5. Numerous trips to my grandparents place out in Crested Butte (other places, too).
6. Going to Scotland with Fraser.
7. Becoming a mum. ;-)
8. Hiking, camping, biking in the beautiful outdoors.
9. Living and learning so much about the Denver area.
10. Becoming a homeowner.


  1. I love it-- I can not believe it has been ten years. time flies...and I remember many conversations about Fraser. It is awesome how God's plans are always one step ahead:)...
    I love you and I am grateful for our friendship over the last many years and for your guidance and prayers.
    Cheers to the next ten:)...

  2. That's awesome!! So neat to see what God has done in your life over the last TEN years. And just a random tidbit... our church (121 Community Church in Grapevine) is planting a church in Denver soon. Crazy, huh?! I'm so glad you have found a church that you love. It's so hard when you don't have that.

  3. I, for one, am THRILLED that God brought you to Colorado and am going to put my vote in that you should be here for the next 10. In other thoughts, we met for the first time around 8 years ago. So thankful for our friendship!



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