I wrote this post back in July. A lot has happened since then…however this is a prelude to whats to come, so I thought it was important to still share.
Sometimes our lives continue on quite a consistent pathway.
Other times, this isn’t so.
It seems the past 6 months or so, life has taken different turns than expected. Have you ever felt like things were changing too fast for you to keep up with? By now many of you know that I like consistency (nothing that I have been on here in the last few months, and for that I am sorry). For some time, the Lord has been nudging me to do something different. Kindof a heart pull. And I guess it really does have to do with the post I wrote about my word for the year, Nurture .
(Insert here…we found out we are expecting again! Baby number four is set to arrive at the end of September. We are thrilled! I have experienced a lot of morning sickness. Right up until three weeks ago, another reason for my absence.)
In March, my grandfather passed away. It’s been a long while (back in junior high school), since I’d had a close relative pass. I still remember the last time I saw him. My Nana had her iPad and we were talking over Skype. My kids got to see him there in the hospital where he had been for just a few days. I was so glad that they got to make him smile that day. He passed away two days later. Unfortunately we never got to tell him we were expecting Great Grand Kiddo #4, but I know he knows since he’s up in heaven now. That was a parenthood journey for me. Lil’ A is at the point where she understands so much of what’s going on (we have to spell things out now, and she isn’t far behind understanding that either!). We prayed every night for Grampy J. She’s prayed so earnestly for healing. When he passed, Lil’ A said, “He’s all better, our prayers are answered.” Yup, my smart child.
Sometime last year, I started studying Proverbs 31. The whole chapter, not just the end part. And it got me thinking about us as Mommas. In my studying, Proverbs 31 started to mean different things to me as a mom. I guess I saw it in a different light. So as you can tell from my blog header, I have changed my blogging-sphere to Proverbs 31 Momma. It’s also a .com , something I always thought would be cool to own…that’s my nerdy side talking:) Anyway….
Our world is changing. Our skills as mommas have to change. We won’t be able to parent like our parents did. We have to be stronger, smarter, wiser. The heart pull I’ve been having recently started with this verse:
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This is Proverbs 31:25. Out of this verse, the Lord dropped this site into my heart.
So today, I’m starting. I’m returning to blogging. It’s been a long year without it really. I think I may have 3 posts for the whole year…if that. But I learned so much about Grace and Faith and Trust this year, and I needed that. I feel more alive Spiritually, and I really feel it is because I held onto some key principles.
Later this week, I hope to share my word(s) of the year!
It’s so good to be back!