Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Its been a long time!

It has been a long time since I have blogged. Not that I have many

Many things have happened since my last post. We are in a new season in our life. We resigned as youth leadership---even changed churches--this fall. We are use to home missions churches and the church we were attending wasn't that--but it was a small congregation. We tend to thrive in that environment.

Without going into detail--after lots of prayer we knew it was time to move on. We now attend CLC. We love it but the size is a bit intimidating. That is taking a while to get use to. In time I know it will seem silly that its this overwhelming to us

Another thing that happened is something that has completely changed my life. My sister found out she was pregnant and during a routine screening realized her baby may have Trisomy 18. Anyone that is familiar with this genetic disorder knows its "incompatible with life"

It was a scary thing for my sister and her husband to go through. Im not an emotional person but this broke me in ways I could not even imagine.

I live a little ways away from my sister but I supported her in the only way I knew how--phone calls.

Two weeks ago today we got to meet little Madyson Nicole. She was beautiful! Although she only lived around 40 minutes---those minutes with her were treasured. My life has been changed by her. I don't take the little things for granted anymore. And the "big stressors" in my life don't seem as significant. I hug my boys a little tighter and appreciate my family more than I thought I could.

I feel like right now is a turning point in my life and Im learning who I am and who God wants me to be. We never imagined ourselves in this place--and I know it seems like chaos to us but I know it all fits perfectly into God's plan.

so...if you will...keep my family in prayer during this time while we discover God's will in our lives.

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