"When you called me to be a Mama, You didn't ask for perfection. But that with every breath, I'd point them to You."

Friday, May 10, 2013

five years ago...

Five years ago today...


Life looks so very different for us now than it did back then... making this day seem so long ago in some ways... but also like it was just yesterday. We have overcome so much, been blessed by so much, and have created a beautiful family that I adore to my core. We have endured family heartaches and tragedies, financial struggles, job losses and promotions, house purchases and child births. There have been health scares and celebrations and a whole lot of love. We've packed a lot in, and in some ways life feels like it is slowing down a little bit. Yet in other ways, it's only just the beginning...


When I think about where we'll be in another five years, I'm filled with anticipation and excitement. Some nostalgia and fear. Kids growing up. Questions on where we'll be living. Will we still be a family of just four? Should we get that dog? (Will we agree on what kind of dog?) Where will we be in our careers? Will I give in to the mini-van suggestion? ;) So many questions - big and small - and one crazy ride. Together.



If there's one thing I'm learning through this rollercoaster of life, it's that it really is about the journey. We don't have all we want right now. We have many goals yet to meet, hopes and dreams hanging in the stars and prayers yet to be answered. But there's beauty in living it out - one day at a time - celebrating the big and small days. Knowing that God isn't nearly finished with us yet - that He's writing every chapter of our lives to create a story that is uniquely ours.