There is a lot of new in our lives right now. We are moving to a new state- Indiana! Jim was selected for a transfer with his job as a Prison Chaplain. Two weeks from today, we will hit the road with our kitten, Melody to begin our roadtrip to our new state. We are going to be new homeowners! This will be our first time buying a house and not only that, it is our dream house. We totally expected to buy a starter house...something we could fix up and transform into our dream house. God had other plans and we are overwhelmed with gratitude at His provision. We will be going to a new church! I love my Grace family and it is sad to leave after six years. It's always a little scary to move to a new place and try to find a church family. But, while we were on our house hunting trip, we visited an awesome church that welcomed us with open arms! We will have new opportunities with adoption! Our agency is in Indiana, so that part won't change, but we are working on a new letter. I am really excited about it...it feels more like us. We are also thinking about fos-adopt- which would be a brand new adventure for us. Lots and lots and lots of new!
With that in mind, I decided it was time for a new beginning with my blog. I really lost the motivation to write last year. I felt like there wasn't really anything important to write about with our adoption journey. It's so easy to get stuck sometimes, but the slower seasons are just as much a part of our story as the "big events." Jim and I read a book this fall about looking for God's grace in the everyday (I'll write more about that later). So I am making a new committment to journaling our journey! All of our story is important! I want to keep my eyes open for everyday graces! So I am making a new goal to write at least once a week...whether I "feel" like it or not:)
"The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases. His mercies never come to an end. They are new every morning, new every morning. Great is thy faithfulness oh God! Great is thy faithfulness."