Wow. I started this blog back in April with every intention of posting at least 2-3 times a week. Life happened and it soon became a goal to just post once a week. And then life really happened.
It has a way of doing that. Life.
And it doesn’t always march to the beat of our drums. I know mine sure has hit a few beats in the last two months that I didn’t see coming. It’s left my head spinning and I’m just beginning to feel grounded again.
A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps. Proverbs 16:9
We sold our home after two years of being on the market and found a wonderful home to fit our growing family. We ran into some issues with the well and appraisal but were still set to buy the home. Then the whole thing unexpectedly fell apart. We were sad and had no home for our family with closing on our house looming.
One week later, we learned we were going to be welcoming a new baby in the winter. I was overwhelmed. My fifth child? No home? God, you are aware of what’s going on right? Your word says you won’t leave me or forsake me, so what gives?
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11
On the inside I felt like a two year old. Wanting to throw a tantrum because I wasn’t getting what I wanted. This wasn’t the way any of it was “supposed” to happen. This isn’t supposed to be a part of my story.
Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me,
when as yet there were none of them. Psalm 139:16
We found a home to rent two days before our closing date. And that’s where we are right now. Recovering from two months of pure craziness. Lots of emotional turmoil. Waiting. Sometimes patiently, sometimes not.
But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31
Waiting to see what God has for us next. And as we settle into our new kind of normal (for however long that may be), I’m hoping to give this place some much needed attention.
In the midst of it all I have learned a few things about myself. And in the end, we are all healthy and happy. Not mention the blessing of a new person in our family!
How has your summer been? Has life thrown you any surprises?