6 months • In our new environment we are thriving and exactly where we never knew we needed to be. In fact it’s so amazing I’ve had trouble putting it all in words. It’s been nothing short of a miracle.
It was a quick, unexpected move. Just 45 days from job offer, to sell house, and move fourteen hours East. Specifically, across the country to a new house, new school, new University, new church, and an abundance of blessings along with peace that passes all understanding.
5 months • A celebration of our older daughter’s nurse pinning and graduation. Our first trip back to the Delta with such excitement to see family and friends. In Virginia a new Christmas traditions with an emphasis on less stuff, more experiences and more time together.
4 months • So much praise and thanksgiving, as we explore train rides, battlefields, and the Nations Capital all in our backyard.
3 months • Into our new church, school, Mountain life our baby made a decision that changed our life. A day I never want to forget.
2 months • Into our new routine we found the farmer’s market, Blue Ridge Parkway, and new appreciation for sunsets that we were sure couldn’t get better than the Delta we left.
1 month • Into our new town, home, school, church, God answered years of prayers. Prayers that were many years old. While the waiting was not fun it was exactly what we needed. God’s timing is better than anything we could ever imagine and his plans beyond our comprehension. Prayers that were as old as ten years and as new as one month. Prayers for health, restoration, peace, prosperity, and more family time.
1 year • It’s been one year (Valentine’s Day) of no needles, biopsies, hospitals. One year praying for God to make a way. One year of begging God for for health and a new outlook for our baby.
3 years • Since my daily routine was changed forever. Learning to accept life’s unforeseen circumstances while seeking God’s direction as my priorities were rearranged once again. My reliance on God rather than the image of myself and training pace I set.
5 years • Since our world was turned upside down with surgery, diagnosis, scan, many tear filled hospital nights praying for miracles.
8 years • Since we were surprised and blessed with a second sweet girl who has changed us for the better. She reminds us daily to slow down, get off our phones/computers, and play with her.
As I reflect on these numbers I am completely overwhelmed my God’s goodness and grace. When I thought God was slow to answer I never realized it was me that was slow to follow. I can say now I am thankful for the journey and that God’s plans are so much better than I ever prayed for our imagined! This I know- God restores and God blesses us beyond measure.
I am the Lord. When the time is right, I will do it quickly. Isaiah 60:22
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13