Monday, June 27, 2011

Reckless abandonment

Today, I was given some news. 
My boyfriend of two years (...whom I'm madly in love with) told me he feels he is being called to seminary!! Of course, nothing is in writing- this is all brand new. But still, my heart could not be happier. Last week, He went on a mission trip to New Orleans and got to share the love of Christ. He came back and said, "Tori, I just felt at home. Like that is where I need to be." What I didn't tell him is that I prayed for him every morning while he was in NOLA. That God would do something major in his heart and that He would just bless him while he was there. Boy- what a answer to prayer!
Logan is an upcoming senior in college where he is majoring in education. Going to seminary would go against all of the plans he has made for himself. But it really goes back to somethings I've been reading in the book "Lady in Waiting." There is a quote in that book that really mirrors Logan's faithfulness to God's calling right now. 
"[He] wants God's will... His blueprints, not [his] elementary scribbling..."
How right is that?! How many times do we find ourselves stressing and struggling to "figure out" what we are going to do with our lives when, really, it's not even our lives to plan. God's plans are so much more complex and amazing, so why not surrender to a life full of blessings from Him? It's reckless abandonment- and Logan is willing to do just that.
Logan reminds me of Ruth. He is so close to giving up all he has ever wanted to follow on a journey with Christ ( NOLA- a little far from the mountains of TN.) It's all brand new and foreign. What trust! What strength! What bravery! 
Needless to say, I'm so proud of my man. Even while he is just beginning to look into all that this entails, I'm in awe at his selflessness. I can't wait to see where the Lord takes this. Please keep Logan and I in your prayers as he makes some big decisions. I hope that I can be selfless and support him in whatever happens. 

Cheers to obedience,

Saturday, June 25, 2011


On this day, two years ago, I entered a relationship that would soon rock my world. 
Ever since then I've had some of the best times and laughs with my new best friend. 
Now, I can't imagine life without the guy.

 I adore you. I never knew that I could love the way that I love you. You are someone who can make me smile when my world is crashing down around me. You are peace in a storm. You are a wonderful southern gentlemen and a true blessing to my life. You are caring and a great listener. Because of you, I feel like I'm becoming a better person. I hope to keep you around as long as I possibly can. I'm a lucky girl to have been able to spend two years of my life with a guy like you.
I love you.

Cheers to being swept off your feet,

Friday, June 24, 2011

"I like my money right where I can see it - hanging in my closet."

Today was a one of those days. The kind of days you sit and wish you were having while you are sitting in your office at work from 8AM until 5PM (hmmm...sounds like my day tomorrow.)
My friend, Jayna, and I went cruising a little ways up the road to Knoxville today- for one purpose, and one purpose only- to shop til we dropped. And we did just that. Forever 21, Target, Aerie (my personal fave and cash drain), Ross, and Marshall's. A girl can only stand so much, especially in brand new wedges- OUCH!
Such a fun time when you get Jayna and I together. She is such a pretty girl with a heart of gold. Laughed non-stop. Love that girl!
Finished the day with a little Panera green tea... YUM!
Finished the day cuddled up with Chewie (my pup) and watched Pretty Woman. What a great movie! Tonight is the first time I've actually watched the whole thing through! Oh the benefits of having the house to yourself for a little while. 

Cheers to being a typical girl and enjoying typical girl activities,

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

In the beginning...

So here I am. I'm not sure if I should lay it all out there or let it out bits at a time. My life, I mean. I'm kinda new to blogging, but how bad can it be?
My name is Tori. I'm naming this blog "The Editorial" because of the clever play on words. :)
I believe this is going to be like an online memory book. Something I can look back on and smile at how far I've come, and how much fun I've had on the way. 
As of now, I'm a freshman (...well soon to be anyway) in college. I have a wonderful southern life full of wonderful people, laughs, and lots of lovin'. 
I'm a girl, growing up a little too fast, but still finding time to laugh along the way. To make it even sweeter- I have amazing friends, a comical family, and the perfect gentlemen to fall in love with all over again everyday. Of course, there are tough days, but with God on my side it's no big deal. His blessings are endless and it's amazing to watch the miracles He works around me daily. I just want to be able to make Him smile as he kicks back to watch and guide me through it all. (...After all, He needs a laugh every now and then too, right?)
So here we go! From here on out you will see an eclectic mash-up of all the experience, discoveries, (... and probably new purchases) I find on my journey! Enjoy!
Cheers to beginnings,