30 is Here… for Davo

30 has always had seemed really old… (sorry to those who I have now offended, but it is the true) but this morning I woke up next to a 30year old.. and it surprised me… not the person I was next to, that was just Davo and he was supposed to be there… but now as of today he is 30 and all of a sudden, we have become fully fledged adults.  Seriously, you can’t be 30 and still a kid… and while Dave has always been much older than me, at least in maturity… 30 just sounds different.  It sounds legit… So I thought I would use today to celebrate all that is Davo and tell you 30things I love about him…. coz 30 is a big deal…

  1. Dave is lovingIMG_1950
  2. Dave is serious and sensible
  3. Dave is supportive
  4. Dave is fun
  5. Dave is clever
  6. Dave is reliable
  7. Dave is kind
  8. Dave is a servant
  9. Dave is humble
  10. Dave is hilarious
  11. Dave is trustworthy
  12. Dave is wise beyond his years
  13. Dave is romantic
  14. Dave is a builder
  15. Dave sounds good on every instrument he picks up
  16. Dave can do anythingScreen Shot 2015-08-16 at 3.15.09 pm
  17. Dave is handsome… very handsome… I mean seriously take a look at him… what a spunk!
  18. Dave is trendy
  19. Dave is unique
  20. Dave is a great housewife
  21. Dave is diligent
  22. Dave is caring
  23. Dave is in love with Jesus
  24. Dave is loved by all who meet him
  25. Dave is encouraging
  26. Dave is just generally super
  27. Dave is generous
  28. Dave is committed
  29. Dave secretly loves to dress up, not the fancy dress kind, but he likes to dress to the occasion… enter his Oz green jacket, or his black and red les mis outfits.
  30. Dave is hard working… so hardworking he is working tonight on his 30th birthday, doing something he loves it has been really nice to watch him in his element conducting, guiding and encouraging his students as they performed Oz. All without even mentioning his sacrifice because that’s just who he is.

I know that I have said this to many people, on many different occasions, but I feel like now is a good time to say it again.  Shout it from the mountain top of the blogosphere so to speak.  But my life is blessed because Dave is a part of it and I love him more than anything in this world.  I have loved him since I first met him and I will love him forever… even when he is actually old (as in way older than 30).  He is a champion, a superstar and my prince charming.  I have never met anyone like him before and I am not sure I got so lucky to have him by my side for the rest of my life.  Thank you Dave for everything that you do, including all the things you don’t think I notice or care about.  You make my life wonderful!  I love you.


Home Sweet Home

So a little while ago now, Dave and I brought a house… ok so in terms of home ownership… it wasn’t that long ago, but it’s long enough that I have had some time to let it sink in.  And it turns out, that even after all this thinking time, I am still not really sure how I feel. It’s a mixture of things to be honest… maybe I am still making up my mind.

There are lots of things I am really excited about… I will get to do some little changes and really make it my own, I will be able to paint, decorate and put my veggie garden actually in the ground.  But mostly I am excited about the fact that it will be ours… and this is something that we have been thinking about, planning and saving for, for a long time.  I have even found my self showing pictures of the new place to anyone who’ll look, like a proud grandparent… I am really excited that it’s all happening… but now that it is I am also super nervous about moving.

It turns out that while I like the idea of change… when it comes to following through… i’m not so good. I would love to think of myself as someone who embraces new things, exciting adventures and tackles the next chapter of life head on… but it’s just not me… in reality I spend a lot of time second guessing my decisions, even when I know I have made the right choice, and becoming a home owner has been no different. I have been struggling to get my head around moving suburbs, finding a new supermarket, a new coffee shop and a comfy new walking track and getting over the fact that where I am now, really feels like the place to be.  The truth is it’s not really that far from where we are now, but it isn’t the same.  As my school would have made me say… “It’s not good, it’s not bad, it’s just different”. And it’s true… it is just different. It will take a while to feel comfy, to find my spots and get used to traveling from a different place (even though for most things it’ll take the same time). When we move, which is actually still a couple of month off anyway, it’ll just take some time to adjust…

I know that this time next year I will look at this blog, and think about how silly I was to be worrying, but I still need to let it out now.  I think I have really just discovered the truth of the saying that ‘you don’t know what you have, until you lose it’.  And as I start to reflect on where we live at the moment, with my current suburb comforts, filled with convenient commutes to my friends places, an awesome little cafe, green streets and a supermarket a familiar as my own house, I am reminded of how blessed we have been to have had this opportunity. To have been allowed to stay where we have in a neat little home, perfectly located.  It will be hard to say goodbye.

I have to remember though, that a lot of prayer went into our house hunting, and the way things fell into place when we purchased our new home is also a reminder that God listens and he provides, but even more importantly that he knows what is best.  So if we have trusted him to help make the decision, I have to keep trusting now that the decision is done.

So between now and when we move in May, I am sure this state of limbo will continue, being torn between comfortable and new… familiar and exciting… but I know that it will be good… and different… but still good.