Church – Bluff City Church
The relationship I have with my Lord and Savior has always been a huge support in my life. Therefore the relationship I have with my church family has also been a huge support. They have been encouraging through struggles. Whether it has been me or another family they are always more than willing to help carry burdens whether through preparing meals or volunteering time. It would be very difficult to not have this support in my life. I know through the hard times in life these people would be there to support me through it. Further, I cannot begin to imagine my life without my relationship with my Lord and Savior. I cannot fathom going through life without this support. Just thinking about doing everything on my own in life is unimaginable. I lean on him daily for guidance. I lean on him to get me through each and every day. Life would be awful without this support.
Husband and Family
My husband and family are both huge sources of support in my life. I know despite what happens in life both my husband and my family will be there to support me. They encourage me daily. They pray for me regularly. I can always talk to them about daily life events. I cannot imagine not having the support of my family and my husband. I know our marriage would not be as wonderful if I did not have his support. He constantly encourages me even when I get stressed about juggling teaching and getting my masters. He helps me find a balance between everything. I wake up each day knowing I have his support as well as my families.
Oh my goodness I am such a planner. I have a problem with planning. I plan to plan. I think part of this comes along with being teacher. I rely on my calendar/ to do list a ton. It helps me not replay things I have to do over and over and over in my mind. Without this or some form to remind myself of what to do I would be lost. I would forget things I needed to do or go get. I would leave stores without the one thing I need. Planning helps me to fill like I have a purpose each day. It helps me to feel accomplished. Without planning I feel like I am unneeded or as if I wasted a day.
My closest friends
I am blessed with some great friends. They have been such huge sources of support in my life. Even now (as I wait to see if our enrollment goes up to see if I get to keep my job or have to move to another school) they are showering me with their support and encouragement. It is situations like the one I face now that I can not imagine my life without their support. If I did not have their encouragement through this (and my families) I would be more of an emotional basket case than I am now. Through their encouraging thoughts, phone calls, texts I have felt calm about possibly having to move schools and grades. Although the waiting period unnerves me they have helped to keep me steady. If I think about these events I face right now and picture what it would be like without the support of my closest friends I realize I would be miserable. They do not allow me to sulk and worry. Instead they fill my heart with encouragement. I am so thankful for them.
If I had to face an event in life like death, the loss of a job, or heart ache and to not have the support of my family, husband, friends, church, and faith – I would be utterly lost. I cannot imagine going through any of these events without the aforementioned support. Without encouragement I would be loss. I cannot imagine not having someone to just listen to the stress of life. It is so encouraging to just know someone backs you up. Through these supports I can make it through the rough periods of life. I know that I have people rooting me on even if life seems so unsure. I know that I can depend on these people to help me in life. If I needed help with meals, child care ( in the future) or anything along these lines I know they would be here to help without having to be asked. I am thankful for each of these supports and I know it is through these supports that I am who I am now.