Isn't Spring such a treat?
Changes are evident everywhere you look. Everything comes to life. Flowers begin to bud and bloom. Moods are cheery. The sunlight makes the days grow longer.
This Spring, even more big changes are on the horizon for our family...
Josh graduating from Seminary in late May. Being assigned to a church somewhere. Selling our house. Moving. Becoming the Peacher's Wife. Learning how to be the Preacher and his family while still being our family. Taking on new, big responsibilities. Settling in to a new town. Hoping to begin the journey to our 2nd little one. Discovering our new normal. Becoming a part of a new church family.
Like a sunrise, these changes are just far enough in the distance to sit back peacefully, but still close enough to keep our eyes focused on what's ahead. And while these changes are exciting and welcomed, they are also a tad bit nerve wracking. (But that's pretty much a given, right!?)
I've been thinking a lot about being a new pastor's wife....and I have an inkling that it's a lot like a new flower bud.
(Although when it comes down to the nitty gritty, I'm really just a weed of a sinner who needs a Savior and all the help I can get, but I'll stick with a flower bud for today!)
As I begin my new role, I pray that my teeny-tiny bud of a self will bloom and thrive and grow under the Lord's nurturing hands...proof of His love bursting within. And when hard, dark winter days loom, I'm confident that He'll provide protection, guidance, and stability to weather the storms that arise.
Most of all, I want to give Him glory and stand tall for Him as He showers his light through me. Because only He can make me brave and confident and truly beautiful.
So today, even though such changes can be scary and nerve wracking, I am embracing them and the possibilities ahead...
A fresh start. Opportunities to bloom. My face tilted and reaching toward the Sun.
I'm very blessed (and excited!!) to have you along next to me as my family begins this new season of life. After all, so many of you have become friends who already love us and know us. I appreciate your support and prayers more than you know....and any tips you might have along the way!
Don’t know how it is You looked at me
And saw the person that I could be
Awakening my heart
Breaking through the dark
Suddenly Your grace
Like sunlight burning at midnight
Making my life something so
Mercy reaching to save me
All that I need
You are so
~Beautiful Beautiful by Francesca Battistelli