At the end of last year, I was praying about the year to come, and a word came to my mind…change. (If I only knew…)
Our life was filled with some of our typical rituals but it has also been a huge year of transition for us, and still is.
Richard and I got married in May and it was truly the best day of my life, followed by a wonderful week in St. Croix. Richard remains at his current position an-hour-and-a-half away, as we continue to pray and hope for some kind of job-transfer miracle. I’m still writing and speaking, and can now add virtual-course mentor to my resume, as I continue to try to find ways to support women who are hurting. Richard and I even led an Unraveling small group together which was such a gift.
Sara graduated from high school and has fully embraced being a freshman at Trinity Christian College. She just loves it and is flourishing, but we miss her sweet face and joy around here.
Jack started his senior year and we’ve wrapped up the college search process, as he was accepted into his top three choices and we await his decision. He did really well on the varsity golf team this year and is enjoying basketball season.
I’ve heard that all change – even good change – can be hard. That has been no exception for us this year. But we remain grateful every day for the love God has for us, and the love we have for each other.
I will focus on this: God is doing a new thing!
So, then, forgetting what is behind,
and looking forward to all that is ahead,
we press on.
-Isaiah 43 & Philippians 3
Grateful for each one of you as well,