Monday, January 20, 2014

Knitted Together

I have a precious friend whose heart is on a similar journey as mine.  As I learn more about love and marriage and ministry and life right now, I know my sweet friend is learning similar lessons on her own--with her God, with my God...our God. I know on numerous occasions, she has had to be still and let The Lord fight for her, just as I do daily.  

Friend, beloved I knit your birthday gift, I want you to know that I am praying for the aches in your heart. I'm praying fervently for the Lord to fight for you in a noticeable, tangible way. I'm praying that this season strengthens every fiber of your marriage, of your mothering, of your friendships, and mostly in your relationship with Him...

Today I sit, I knit. I have the time to do so peacefully...

...and as each round goes by, I pray for you. 

I love you. I'm thankful for you. I'm thankful our friendship points me back to Him over and over. If I have to be on this journey, in this season, I'm blessed to walk it with you.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Characters in a Book

As we were driving down the street earlier this morning, I glance back and notice that Lindley is staring out the window, obviously pondering something...

...then she says, "Mom, is this real?" 

And I'm instantly brought back to the many times that I just feel like life is surreal. Am I really me? Am I really in this family? Am I really a mom? Am I really here, right now? 

Since I am pondering my own thoughts, glad that someone besides me verbalized this sense of not feeling real, Drew answered for me...

"Yes, Lindley, we are real. This is real."

Lindley wasn't satisfied with his answer, "No, Drew. This is just a book."

Oh how certain seasons of life make me wish this was all a book, that we can flip to the end and see exactly how everything works out. I am in one of those seasons right now. I know the Lord has me right where He wants me, regardless of how hard it is to be still in Him and trusts in His promises. But I sure do wish I could get just a glimpse of what He has in store for me, for Michael, for our sweet family in 2014.