Another month has come and gone…
In some ways, it feels like it just began, and yet, so much continues to happen in our lives.
This is a season of continual transitions, periods of waiting – that are both anxiety inducing, but peaceful. It’s quite the paradox.
From the standpoint of an observer, it may appear that not much has changed. The general motions of our days continue in pretty much the same way.
However, there is a bustle of activity in our hearts and our minds. There is continual growth and learning.
The older kids are learning new things in school, and are excited for a field trip coming up. Michael has come a long way in writing his numbers, and gets so excited when they “look like mommy’s!” Reading, on the other hand, is going a little slow, but it’s only a matter of time.
John transitioned into his new department at work. It’s going a little slow. A week before he moved over, he received a call from a place he had applied to a few weeks previous. We’re hopeful that it works out. The interview process is just long – God is continuing to teach us the value of patience.
As for me, I’m still working with my three wonderful clients. The juggle between work and family was really starting to get to me. I started drinking even more coffee, but then had to cut back once it was making the baby have reflux. Thankfully I found something else that is really helping me have more energy, mental clarity, and focus. It’s helping me be a nicer mom.
There may also be a shift in the future for me from my VA work. It’s something that’s been on my heart for a while, but I didn’t value who I was enough to offer it. I still lack that confidence many days, but maybe I’ll break through. When things begin to progress, I’ll keep you updated.
On a personal note, God continues to work in me. There is a continual battle between peace and anxiety. Thankfully the peace ends up shining through. All I can do is hope in the Lord and continue to do the next best thing…
…for my family
…and for myself.
I tell you these things to encourage you in your hope. We see so much of the success of others, that we forget that everyone has a journey. This is our journey.
I’d love to hear yours too!
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