I would be remiss if I didn't take a moment to reflect on the day, well yesterday, as it marked our 4th anniversary of moving to NWA. To say the last four years have flown by is an understatement! It seems like yesterday we packed our stuff up and headed north from Little Rock, a baby, 2 dogs and 2 cats in tow. Now one cat almost got tossed out the window after she peed in the car about 30 minutes from our final destination, by nevertheless we arrived here to begin a journey that I could never have imagined. I know that I often write and say that and some of you out there may read it, rolls your eyes, a move on from my blog, but the truth is I left Little Rock as one person and have evolved into a new, even better person. I believe the person God intended me to be all along.

One of the head pastors at our church once asked me if I missed Little Rock. He himself and his family lived in there for a time. Without hesitation I said yes. He chuckled at me and bewildered wondered how anyone could miss it. Truth be told I don't miss Little Rock as a location really or the "big city" but I do miss the community of people that were built up around me over our 8 years of living there. I miss the familiarity of things like my job. So maybe what I miss is that old life. But we all know that you can't go back and even if I were go go back my life is different now. We are different. It doesn't stop my girls in Little Rock from texting me to say hi or dropping me a sweet note in the mail from time to time. God knew that I would need these touchstones to keep me going. So thanks for those girls and keep them coming!

God has paved a way for my family to create a new life here in NWA. He's made space in my life to see Him and what He is doing in my marriage, in my friendships, in path of motherhood. As I always get reflective during this time of year, one because it's the holiday season but two because it's an anniversary for us, I can't help but cry out a pray of thanksgiving for all of the true and great blessings that have been bestowed upon us.

I hope that no matter what season you are in that you are looking for those blessings too. They might be hard to see, trust me I know, but I promise if you look hard enough they are there!


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