Thursday, February 7, 2008

Join me on my journey

I'm a brave girl. I was a single mom to three beautiful kids for almost five years. I faced almost any challenge with a "can-do" attitude. But I wanted someone to share the journey with. I longed for a godly companion to stand beside me as I gritted my teeth and pushed onward and through whatever obstacle I faced.

Last August, I married him. And my life has been so much richer, fuller, funnier, scarier, busier, and so much more wonderful because of him. God truly blessed me, and I still say a prayer of thanksgiving each day that God felt I was worthy enough to be with such a loving man.

Part of this journey has been an expanded family. Together, we have five kids ranging in age from 7 to 11-1/2. We have three boys and two girls. Oh, and by the way, our 6th baby is due in eight weeks!

Part of this journey has been giving up control. I didn't really think of myself as a control freak--when you are responsible for everything, you are just in control. Turns out, I have minor control issues and I continue to work through them. (Yes, there is more than one route from Safeway to the house--I just have one I prefer!) I apologize for getting upset when things are different than I'm used to, or in places I wouldn't have put them. So it's also been a journey of growing and changes.

Each day is full of its own new experiences. Some are exciting, some are scary, most are stressful in some way or another. But it's a journey that is blessed. And perhaps along the way, I'll have some insightful moments to share that will bless you. That's my prayer. Join me in the journey!

1 comment:

Sherry said...

I am so happy for you and your growing family. I am so excited and I can't wait to hear the details of your expanding family. A child is truly a blessing and you will soon have 6 to share it with. I am in awe of your strength and faith and I hope as I take this journey with you I will learn to trust in God, my husband and my three children as you do!