December 30, 2012

"...and the feeling that it's all a lot of oysters, but no pearls."

It's been a season of loss for some dear friends and myself. One right after the other. Dads and Moms and babies and brothers. Sometimes it's just too much. I hold fast to the truth that God and good friends are our great comfort during these times...we have each other. This was in the bulletin of a funeral I attended this weekend. I thought it was beautiful and fitting: "We are pilgrims on a journey, we are travelers on the road. We are here to help each other walk the mile and bear the load. I will hold the Christ-light for you, in the night-time of your fear. I will hold my hand out to you, speak the peace you long to hear. I will weep when you are weeping, when you laugh, I'll laugh with you. I will share your joy and sorrow, until we've seen this journey through." 

For my friend, C, who lost his baby brother. 

For my friend, S, who lost her father. 

For my college roommate and one of my favorite people on the planet, M, who lost her father in a sudden and tragic way, just days before Christmas. 

For my co-worker, L, who lost her mother. 

For my friend, K, who lost her father. 

And, of course, for all those friends and families who lost their loved ones during the senseless shooting in Connecticut. 

This is all in one month, y'all. It's been a long December indeed. 

November 8, 2012

mah talkin' face on tee-vee!

Are you there, blog? It's me, Cassandra.

Judy Blume fans would have laughed.

Since moving to Abilene, I have scored (one) of my dream jobs. I am a reporter again! But this time, on TELEVISION!!!

I am a general assignment reporter for KTXS, the local ABC affiliate. And I loves it!

I've linked my favorite story so far. Not because of the nature of the story (uh, legalized recreational marijuana use), but more so because I feel like I was the most comfortable and natural on this one. It was just, in a word, fun.

Click here to watch.

August 20, 2012

so, i pretty much love abilene.

We are *mostly* settled in to our new house and are learning the ropes of this new town. So far, it's glorious. I have been to Abilene before (several times, actually) so I knew what to expect.

We live very close to everything, which is a nice change from where we lived before. I would put 100 miles on my car (easily) EVERY DAY between running around with Vivian, going to the gym, getting groceries, etc. That has all changed and we are LOVIN' it!

This new blogger format is weird, by the way. Have I really been absent that long?!

April 18, 2012

just so you know...

Moving is a lot of hard work!

T-minus two(ish) months until we return to the Promised Land! All this hard work will be worth it. I can't wait!

March 21, 2012

ch-ch-ch-changes.


We are in transition at the Webb household.

My husband just started training in the J-model C-130 aircraft and I am putting in my two weeks notice at my job tomorrow. Why, you ask?

Because we are moving to Texas!!!

We are scheduled to be back in the heartland, promised land, this land is my land, this summer. We will be stationed at Dyess AFB in Abilene and I am beyond thrilled!

I am definitely ready for these...



Desperately ready for these...


And these...


I am resigning a tad early in an effort to get our house ready for sale. We have quite a bit of work to do to spruce it up and there's just no way we can do it all both working full-time.

So, there we go. A new year, a new move...to TEXAS!!!!! This girl is coming home, y'all!

January 1, 2012

happy new year!

Boy, am I excited about 2012! I'm not sure why, but I just am. I am looking at this new year as a new opportunity and a fresh start. As Oprah says, it's another year to get it right.

I didn't make any New Year resolutions because I have NEVER been able to stick to them and they create more stress than I need right now. I am, however, committed to doing a few things this year or the next, or however long it takes me.

I was inspired by a friend of mine who posted that he read the Bible from cover to cover in 18 months. I want to do that. I found a calendar online that breaks it down so that you can read it in a year. I am not going to put that much pressure on myself - but I am going to do it, no matter how long it takes me. If you're interested in such a thing, you can find a calendar here. It lists the scriptures in chronological order, which I think is very cool (plus I like things linear. I blame my OCD). I just want to read it in the order in which it happened. I'm pretty sure it will be a great story ;)

Of course, I want to lose weight and de-clutter my house and be a better wife and mom and do volunteer work and make a difference and etc. etc. I always want to do those things. But I saw on our church's Facebook page to wait until today's message before committing to a resolution. So, I did. And I'm glad I did. Our pastor asked us to ask God what ONE THING He wants to do in our lives. Since we always make a laundry list of all the things we want to do in the new year and we crap out on almost all of them by Valentine's Day, I thought this was a fresh perspective.

He challenged us to ask ourselves the following questions:

1. What ONE thing do I desire from God? (Whoa, I have like, ten things).
2. What ONE thing am I missing?
3. What ONE thing do I need to let go?
4. What ONE promise do I need to hold onto?

In other words, if God was to tell you that He would do anything for you this year, what would it be?

Holy moly. Talk about challenging!

I don't have the answer to that first question yet. I am needing to take a few days to decide which of the many things I desire is the most important/most immediate. Whatever that is will be the only "resolution" I make this year. I would rather grow in ONE area and change my life in ONE way than commit to a thousand, superficial things that never pan out. Agreed?

I pray you all (whoever you are) have a wonderful and blessed 2012. Here's to good things to come!
 
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