Today was a day full of errands and busyness. And just as I was thinking that I was too exhausted to make lunch for my kids, my husband calls and asks if we wanted to meet at a nearby playground while he takes his break at work.
I immediately jumped on the opportunity and said, “We’ll be there in 10 minutes!”
We met at the playground in our previous neighborhood and as I drove those old streets, memories came flooding back into my mind. Memories of walking those sidewalks with a tiny baby strapped across my chest, and two small boys waddling next to me looking for worms and grasshoppers.
Joy and sadness filled my heart all at the same time because I was remembering what life was like in our previous household. Life seemed a little more joyful back then.
After our lunch play date, my 2 smallest children took naps at the same time today. When they fell asleep, I decided to sit in the living room in total quietness. No noise, no TV, no music, no cell phone, just me and God.
I started crying and realized I was wishing for a previous season in my life.
Back then, I still didn’t know I was going to fail at homeschooling.
And back then, I didn’t know the hard things I was about to walk through in life.
When we lived in that old home, it wasn’t perfect and it wasn’t even easy.
But here’s the thing, if God is taking me or you to a new place in life, it’s going to be uncomfortable and He’s probably not going to make it easy on purpose…
He’s probably going to let us walk things out with Him so that we can see how strong we are with His power living within us.
He’s going to ask for our trust and faithfulness, even when we don't understand.
And He’s going to ask us to believe in Him and His plans for our life.
So when I sat in the chair of my new home, I told the Lord I was sorry. Sorry for looking backwards and longing for days I no longer had.
Repentance filled my heart and I told the Lord that I was grateful for where he had me and that I am looking forward to the future He has for my family.
I told him thank you for the trials I have now because they are making me a better person and if I can stay grateful and intentional in this season, I can make it, with Christ living through me.
The truth is, the seasons of life never stop changing.
Watching your young children grow, moving to a new neighborhood, getting older, starting new adventures is all part of life. And I don’t want to do anything without the Lord.
Right now, I am in a season of not knowing how things are going to turn out. But man, I trust in Jesus with my whole heart, no matter the outcome of the circumstances.
I know He catches every tear I cry and He turns all things for good.
This is real life Christianity, being walked out in an authentic way.
So here at the Beautiful Basics, no matter what season of life you may be in, we believe in you!
We believe you can make it, but not only make it, we believe you will bear fruit in every season of life. We love you guys!
They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do.
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.