Daily, I feel a mixture of thankfulness and stress.
Emotions are up and down. I’m reminded daily that God comes through, but I still struggle with taking that step of faith in order to see Him come through.
I’m reminded of the goodness of God’s people. How they trust Him and step out in faith themselves.
I’m reminded of their love for me. I’m reminded of the fact that this part of my life is only a season, and the next part of my life is only a season, and the part after that…it too is only a season, another puzzle piece of my life, if you will. What happens now, in the next few months, won’t matter much a few years down the road. Given my memory, most of what happens will probably be forgotten.
This is the season of trusting, of getting up and going out. It’s also the season of stopping, pausing, and taking a moment – to pray, to listen to my friends’ and family’s needs, to watch my baby grow up in front of my eyes. I want to fast forward, but I don’t. I really don’t.
My daughter is 7 months old now, she turned 7 months the same day my husband and I celebrated our 4th anniversary. I can’t believe it’s been 4 years. Year 2 was the hardest so far, I think. This past year has been our favorite – mainly because of Alice. She’s a life changer, like everyone said she would be. She makes us laugh daily.
Our marriage has been great. I don’t say that to throw it in the face of anyone who isn’t in that spot, but lately we’ve been turning off the TV or setting aside the phones, making appointments with each other, really communicating. It’s doing wonders.
I made the two of us get back on a budget. I’m sure I’ll come back to that some other time.
Adam has a great vision for his ministry this coming year. I love seeing his hard work from this summer pay off as we grow a bigger team of passionate adults and find more ways we can meet students where they are.
As for me, I’m getting closer to starting at OMS. I’m still praying over those people who will come alongside in partnership, though I don’t know who all that will be. And I might actually make the deadline I made my boss set for me. I can’t wait. Oh the stories that are waiting to be shared.