Thursday, March 19

Carry you through

I realize it has been quite a while since we really blogged. Thank you for your patience and continued prayer and encouragement as we find our direction...again. For several months, we made our lives so very public and open. I felt as if I really just needed some time to "deal" in private. I never really intended to stop blogging, or taking such a long break. Every time I thought of closing the blog, I felt as if God was telling me something different. So, the story continues...

God has blessed my family so much, and in ways I've never imagined. I have learned so many lessons over the past few months; about myself, Dustin and life in general. One of which is to find the blessings even in our trials. Dustin always tells me that God never promises to remove us from trying times, but He does promise to carry us through them.

James 1:2-3

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials,
knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.

As the numbness slowly fades away, I am starting to realize what our "new normal" will feel like. It has become a bit slower, less comfortable, and even a bit vulnerable at times. But, as I adjust to that "new normal", I see that is where God wants us anyway. He wants us just outside our comfort zone, at a point where we are in complete brokenness and humility. Where we have no choice but to cry out for Him. So He can pick us up, dust us off and put the pieces back together, and more or less mold us into the person He wanted us to be from the beginning.

We all have that place, where we no longer have the strength to continue, where we have become so weak that the only thing moving us forward is the strength we gain from knowing Christ.

Blessings & endurance,


Friday, March 6

March of Dimes Walk

I added a new link to the blog. Currently the picture isn't there, but the link still works.
I will be participating in the March of Dimes walk May 3, in Chambersburg. I am walking in memory of Baby Todd. My goal is to raise $200 for the March of Dimes.
If you would like to check out my personal March of Dimes page, or make a donation please click on the link on the side of the blog page.
Thanks for your support & prayer as we walk!