Saturday, March 10, 2012


Last Sunday they showed this skit at Church. ive seen the same one a few years ago but i forgot how absolutely powerful it is. it shows us that Christs love for us is unbreakable. he follows us wherever we go, waiting for us to come back to him. through the Lord we are safe, nothing can come against us. just remember that. no matter what you are going through he is RIGHT there waiting to save you. he will never give up on us. so let us not give up on him.

OK OK so maybe its just me but i cant figure out how to put the link on here so if you are interested go to youtube and type in EVERYTHING SKIT and there will be a bunch of different videos you can choose from. but watch it...its powerful.

Friday, March 9, 2012

unconditional love

i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart) i am never without it (anywhere i go you go, my dear;and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling)

i fear no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true) and its you are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing is you.

here is the deepest secret nobody knows (here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of the tree called life which grows higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide) and this is the wonder thats keeping the stars apart.

i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)

e.e. cummmings

Saturday, March 3, 2012

God knows we're worth it.

Last week my fiance left for Afghanistan and I have been having kind of a hard time with it. We have been together now for almost nine months and the longest we have gone without talking to eachother is maybe about five hours..we are always together, we're best friends. The night before he left he really did something that just melted my heart. He took me out to the river walk where we got engaged and he put "I wont give up" by Jason Meraz (our song) and we danced. Ive always known how much I loved him but in that moment I fell even more completely in love with him. He had such a kind heart and is so faithful to me and my needs. I know that during this next year I am going to be ok. Ive been praying every day for God to give me peace and he has already been answering my prayers. I worry less and less each day. God has also provided so many oportunites for the two of us to talk on the phone and skype. More so than I thought would be possible for the first few months. God handpicked us for one another and through his grace he is going to get us through this next year.

When I look into your eyes it's like watching the night sky or a beautiful sunrise there's so much they hold. and just like then old start I see that you've come so far to by right where you are how old is your soul?

I won't give up on us even if the skies get rough I'm giving you all my love I'm still looking up.

and when you're needing your space to do some navigating I'll be here patiently waiting to see what you find.

'Cause even the stars they burn some even fall to the earth. We've got a lot to learn God knonws we're worth it. No, I won't give up.

I don't wanna be somone who walks away so easily I'm here to stay and make the difference that I can make. Our differences they do a lot to teach us how to use the tools and gifts we got yeah, we got a lot at stake and in the end, you're still my friend at least we did intend for us to work we didn't break, we didn't burn. We had to learn how to bend without the world caving in I had to learn what I've got, and what I'm not and who I am.

I won't give up on us even if the skies get rough I'm giving you all my love I'm still looking up



I know that lately I have been a terrible blogger but today I have some big news :)

On January 28th I got engaged!! To my best friend I might add! We have been talking about getting married for awhile now and I knew it was coming because he was gentleman enough to ask my dad first. But of course no matter how much you talk about it and how much you know it's coming nothing will beat the actual moment. So we went down to the river in Clarksville, TN and he taught me how to skip rocks and then we just walked and talked for a long while. Then he stopped me and started asking me questions like how I felt about spending forever with him. Then in these exact words he said "You are my girl but I would much rather you be my wife" and the HE GOT ON ONE KNEE and said "Gabrielle Elizabeth Schaffner will you marry me?" and pulled out a ring!! The tears started and I just cried for a little bit and he said "honey I need a verbal response" and then I let it all out. " YES of course YES YES YES!!"

So anyways I am now an engeged woman and I am loving it. I am so so in LOVE with Bryan and I cant wait to marry him. In a perfect world we would be getting married in just a few months but we are both service members and Bryan was just deployed to Afghanistan on the 24th of February for a year. So of course I will be back here waiting for his return and there will be lots of wedding planning while I wait :)

Heres the ring guys in all its beauty :) I sure am blessed!!!