Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Time passes!

It is so hard for me to believe that this week is Thanksgiving! As I said good bye to Caitlin in August, then Brielle 2 weeks later in September, I thought it would be such a long time till I would be able to see them again! And yet- time has flown by!

Brie comes home tomorrow- just in time for Thanksgiving! Cait comes home in two weeks! I am so looking forward to throwing my arms around their necks. Don't get me wrong- having skype and being able to see their eyes and marvel at their expressions has been wonderful. But you know it's not the same!

It's not just having them home that I'm looking forward to! It's that fact that since we've been apart- so much has happened - for each of us! We're all different! They didn't just go away and be amazed by all that they saw and did. I did too! Rennie did! We've all grown and accepted challenges that we coudn't have imagined 3 months ago.

Much of my 'growth' came from my confession in my last post early in October. I will be writing more about some of that growth in the near future- but suffice it to say, I haven't written anything since then because that awareness has opened my heart, my life to a new dream that God has been planting in me! I suppose it's been there a very long time- but I had to let go of a dream- a dream I couldn't make happen anyway- that of being a pastor's wife- so that the new dream could grow. And it's growing so quickly! As if it was just waiting for me to say- ok, I'm ready!

Can't wait to tell you more about it! But for now, just know how grateful I am to feel life surging through my veins again. To see hope, in the faces of my sweet girls and my faithful husband. To know I have purpose and direction once again! It's been a long time since I've felt all three!
What a Thanksgiving we will have!

How about you? What are you grateful for today? Where do you feel life surging through your veins? I'd love to hear about it!

I'm grateful for you too! Happy Thanksgiving dear one!