Last night the sky opened up and dropped layers of white into my March 13th. Something about the cozy brightness of it this morning, awakened a section of my brain that's been sleeping lately-- the part that writes.
The current season that I am in has been one of the shortest in recent memory, one of those periods of time with a marked end date. And new beginning. It's been a remarkable season, both of dreams and challenges, and gained perspective that I didn't expect. Lately I have been making lists, checking spreadsheets, planning, traveling, unpacking, writing checks, packing, generally dropping balls, and not
I know that this season of excitement and activity, leads to a season of peace and building, but I am not there yet. So this morning the white-blanketed landscape drew me in, and told me to rest, unpack and
First, going from a seven year single streak to being engaged within five months of meeting, has been amazing! Hear me when I say that I know that's not for everyone, but that it was specifically designed for my heart by God. This has given me a great deal of perspective, both for those single (regardless of age or season) and those who are married. I used to understand almost nothing about "
If both Jon and I had not been single for a good chunk of time before meeting each other, I'm not sure it would have worked-- and even if it had, we would have both been less health-seeking individuals who would have hurt each other more. There are so many things that I have learned about myself, and ways in which God
When both people have been through this, even to the point of surrendering entitlement to a spouse, the growth and submission to Christ that happens is beautiful. Because this is the nature of the relationship I am in, even seven months in, both Jon and I are completely overwhelmed by how good God was to plan this the way he did. Because we both were forced to develop positive autonomy that led to self awareness, we appreciate the mutual support, encouragement, challenge and insight of our love that much more. We don't need to be completed, but our partnership makes us both better-- in our hearts, in our work and in our relationships with others.
My current challenge (because there
All in all, I count myself ridiculously blessed. If anything, that seems to be the theme of this season: contentment.