Those two words accurately describe the past few months for me and our family. Since January we have been in transition praying and discerning God’s will for our life, then making a decision, then going in a different direction than was decided, then preparing for that move by telling our friends and family, packing our home, finding a new one, then actually moving. All the while dealing with the emotions and stress that come along with that.
Leaving what you know and have known for years is hard.
We left staff with a ministry that we served with for over a decade. We made lifelong friends and learned so much during those years. Heck, we even met each other during that time. It was hard to say goodbye but exciting and a bit scary to say yes to the future. To say yes to the leading of the Lord calling us in a different direction. To step out on faith with each turn. And then to finally end up in a place and know without a doubt that it is definitely not the “end” but in fact an amazing beginning.
So here we are, living in Atlanta and my husband working at Blueprint Church and me being a full-time stay home Mom while also serving at the church.
We decided during the process not to share things publicly due to many factors including the fact that we wanted to let people know personally – not find out through social media. Even after we did share, i knew i needed to just be present (my word for the year) with my family and myself, the Lord, and close friends as I walked through the change and transition. That has been the best, and now I am ready to return to this space and my other social media outlets.
There is truly so much to share about the process and what God has and is teaching me and I am bursting (or maybe just oozing a bit) to share. I have been in preparation to do blog post about it everyday in the month of October with The Nester and her 31 days challenge! I’ve been working on my outline and inviting other people to join me to guest post. I believe it is going to be a blessing – I am getting excited! The name of the series will be . . .
31 Days of Growing in The Midst of Change and Transition
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