Sunday, July 7, 2013

back from the breaking point

Life has changed in so many wonderful and blessed ways. I am now a solo pastor of a small church in Alabama. I am now the mom of three! Two girls and one precious little boy. He's 14 months old tomorrow!!!!! He was born two months early and spent the first 2 and 1/2 weeks in the NICU before joining us at home. Now I can't imagine my life without this unexpected blessing.
I also lost a dear friend who was my first son on June 1, 2012. He was an amazing head strong fiery youth who died much too soon in a tragic car accident 1 week after graduating high school. I went through a very long period of depression and grieving that God is slowly pulling me out of.
While there was great chaos and suffering in preparing for the move, the change has been good for me and my family. I am getting back into the routine of sermonizing every week and learning again how to pastor a congregation. Loving the people and feeling loved and praying this isn't just the honeymoon phase!
Organizing and planning and writing rule the days ahead.
Lord, give me creativity and strength for the journey!