Sunday, August 26, 2012

Breaking Silence: Transition

If you asked me, I'd tell you that I have missed this little space so badly.
That I know I have been silent and have written so many posts in my head each and every day.
That there is so much to tell you guys about... so much to process... so much that it seems impossible.

If you asked me, I would tell you that saying yes to God no matter what, is the most exciting, adrenalin pumping, challenging, difficult, stretching and beautiful thing I have ever done.
That this season He has asked a lot of our little family.
That we have chosen to say yes.
And that we look forward to the radical changes in our lives as a result.

If you asked me, I would tell you that adopting, selling your house, living with family, moving into a new house, planting a church and having a baby feels like too much.
That there are days that my heart is so overwhelmed I can hardly breath.
But that it is in these days... these moments... that I have come to know my Savior so much more intimately.

If you asked me, I would tell you that He does indeed give you the grace you need for each day.
That He truly does only give you what you can handle, and that I have seen him protect me from things that would have broken me.
That living in complete dependence on God opens up such beauty in relationships.

If you asked me, I would tell you that in this season I have been overwhelmed with gratefulness for the friends and family God has brought along side of us.
That it is in them, that I tangibly see Christ each and every day.
Friends who have become much more like family...
and family who have become so much more than that.

If you asked me, I would tell you that Christ is worth it.
Every single bit of the crazy that He might be calling you to.

I know that many of you have been praying for us in this season of transition, and I can not thank you enough.
I'm working hard to break my silence this week.
I have many things to update you on, and many stories to share.
Please ask me your questions.
It helps me go from thoughts swirling around in my head, to published on this blog.

I look forward to my online sample sale tomorrow night for Noonday!
And almost even more, I look forward to sharing pictures of our new house, telling you what God has been doing in my heart lately, and showing you pictures of the progress we are making in sweet Della's nursery.

If you asked me, I would tell you that I love this little space.
That I look forward to sharing this adventure we are on with you.
And that your comments mean the world to me.


Anne said...

Glad you're back.

Michelle Muenich said...

Yay! I couldn't help but check your blog every so often, just to see!
I'd love to hear how the boys are feeling about their new sister! This is something I've wondered about, since everyone I know who's adopted has either not had bio kids, or adopted after they've finished having bio kids.
[not that your blog exists for me or anything...]

Michelle Muenich said...

OO! I'd also love to hear about the church plant - where, why, how?

Jessica said...

Thank you for your encouraging words. I can say "Amen" to the life that is HARD but good. I feel that every day. I am going to print this post out and keep it in my journal as a reminder in trying times. Thanks!