The last month has been somewhat of an unintentional blogging sabbatical for me, and I have genuinely missed all of you! Lots of changes going on in our little lives… some exciting, some uncomfortable, some heartbreaking, some fun, some unexpected, some planned.
-We have moved.
Our little family has moved in with my husband’s grandparents to be closer and more available to them as they grow older. They live in their home in the country, surrounded by sunshine, trees, horses, wildflowers, and lots of ice-cream and personal stories of World War 2. This move has been in the works for the last several months, and we are honored to enjoy these slower-paced moments with these two precious people. I’m so grateful that our kids get to have memories that span four generations.
-We have been reminded of how fragile life is, and how Jesus is enough.
A dear family member was involved in a head-on collision, fought hard through multiple severe injuries for several days, and ultimately was made whole with Jesus in heaven. Hug your loved ones, folks… and live life with no regrets. This cousin of mine loved Jesus with all her heart and glorified Him with a life devoted to serving Him in every way. Our hearts are broken, but what a reminder of how this world is not our home. In addition, another precious soul dear to me experienced excruciating heartache of their own. This month has certainly been an example of how the Holy Spirit intercedes on our behalf when our hearts can only groan. In the midst of our pain, He is enough.
-I’m gaining ANOTHER sister!
You might remember in a previous post, that my brother proposed in January. Well, y’all… now, we have TWO weddings this year, and I couldn’t be more excited about gaining all these sisters. My brother-in-law proposed to his sweet girlfriend a couple weeks ago, and we are so excited about “Emberly” (toddler-dubbed) officially joining our family.
-A big shout-out to Single Moms… you’re freaking rockstars.
My husband had business travel during the last month up until the day we moved, which involved me doing most of the packing alone with two toddlers, and my hard-working man juggling even more on his plate than normal. Not anything I really hope to experience again. Packing up a house alone with two kids under three looks like obscene amounts of coffee. And Curious George. And averaging 4 hours of sleep a night. And lots of McDonalds. And losing my patience more times than I’d like to admit. #JesusTakeTheWheel
The last few weeks have been full of high highs and low lows, and I find myself emotionally spent and genuinely ridiculously tired. Thus, the blogging sabbatical. And maybe why nobody has seen me with clean hair lately (okay, that actually is nothing new, haha). However, our boxes are getting unpacked, we are getting better adjusted, and I’m hoping to get back into my blogging routine in the next couple weeks. In the meantime, thank you for lifting us and our families up in prayer as so many of us are adjusting to new life changes. Through it all, God remains steadfast, faithful, and good. ❤