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Come to Jesus

God Is Sovereign. Even over our dreams.

Today marks two months. How has it only been two months? It feels like it was so long ago that my world changed. Here's some of what I've been processing lately...

Last week I had a vivid and even tactile dream. I was sitting at a table with many people - maybe 20 - and my brother Austen was a couple people down from me. Wearing a t-shirt and basketball shorts, his usual, he was smiling and laughing as he spoke to the unknown face next to him. I got up, stood behind him, and began rubbing his shoulders. (This is totally normal in my family. Shoulder rubbing is part of our bonding.) He continued talking with the person next to him. Then I bent down and hugged his neck. He was just as big as always - broad. I could feel his hair on my face as I bent down. Then as I was standing back up, he turned to me and said, "Ashleigh, you're taking this really hard." Then I woke up.

What do you do with that? I have sought counsel about it. And without going into details about …

NOLA

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A couple of weeks ago, a good friend of mine got married - in New Orleans! Destination wedding! Love that! And I was a bridesmaid! Love that too! Here are some pictures to document our fun weekend.

We loved our pockets!
The happy couple dancing!

Cafe Du Monde

Graduation Weekend

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This past weekend I graduated! Or I guess I should say, I walked... still need to finish my internship to get my diploma... Nonetheless, it was a joyous occasion! Three long years of work - and twenty long years of school, in general - have come to an end. It's bittersweet really. More about that later. Here are some pics...

My DTS friends


Family






Some of my wise profs



Lately

People have been asking how I've been doing, and the truth is I've been doing okay. I feel like I've come out of the fog. But still every so often I get misty eyed and just want to be alone and allowed to sit, remember, grieve, and rest.

Spiritually, I've been okay. I wouldn't say I'm on a spiritual high by any means, but I'm certainly not at a low point either. I've been intentional in recent years about spending time with the Lord, reading His Word, praying, and listening. I read something last night that I think describes my current state well. I read about a man who had been told he would die within the year. He began spending a lot of time with the Lord because he knew it would be more difficult when he grew weak to trust Him. He compared it to walking in your house in the dark. I've walked through my house so often in the light that even in the darkness I know my way around. 

In the same way, I've spent so many years with God that even now…

My Weekend

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It was a fun-filled weekend!

SMom and baby Morgan came up Thursday. We worked in the yard and went to dinner. Then the next morning, we got up early and drove to Fort Worth for William's track meet. I love when he has meets and games up here! So fun to get to support him!



Then on Saturday Brendon and I went to my DTS Counseling graduation lunch. It was great to hang out with DTS friends and appreciate the amazing community that God has put around me for the past 3 years. I'm so thankful. Since this week is graduation, you will hear lots more about that. So for now, here are some pictures.





I can't believe I'm finally graduating... there will be many more pics to come!