Hello, friends! Ah, we are nearing the end of summer and I’m simply itching to dust off fall decor and enjoy mild breezes. In the low country area of South Carolina, the heat can be simply repressive at times! We are doing our best to push through with a happy spirit. After all, the Lord has done so much for us. I have no room to complain!
After the excitement of moving last year, I feel like our family has transitioned into a Season of Waiting. Again, we are grateful to God for where we are. But, things aren’t quite as I planned them. My mother-in-law hasn’t moved down with us yet, there aren’t any good higher education options nearby (which my oldest is suddenly interested in), and we don’t live in the safest area around. Our faith walk has lead us to a different type of church, and there are absolutely none in the area. And yet we KNOW that the Lord brought us to this place. Are we here to stay forever? Only time will tell.
When we are in the middle of this time of waiting, I pray that my family blooms. I pray that we find ways to serve where we are. Some amazing positives to our move is that I feel like we have grown closer to God, and closer as a family. My spending habits have changed since we don’t live near many shopping options for the better, ha! This has been a wonderful blessing for sure!
Last month, I shared my testimony of God’s provision in the latest Above Rubies magazine. What an honor! I plan on sharing it here soon when I find the chance. The Lord’s provision was all over our move.
I’ve learned that while wondering what the next step for our family is, seeking the Father is so important. Ladies, I need Him to guide us! We certainly cannot make plans on our own. They will fail quickly if the Lord is not in them.
Instead, I must quietly wait. Oh, this is hard sometimes. Patience is a virtue that I seriously lack.
It is also helpful to remember that my purpose comes from God, and serving my husband and children is an amazing calling that I can fulfill wherever we live at the moment. When we are asked to wait, there is plenty of amazing, godly opportunities to fill our time. The Lord’s timing is always best.
I hope that your time has been spent well this summer, friends. Our homeschool has begun, and I’m enjoying my oldest simply being home with us. I’m so thankful for each and every second I spend with my older ones. Time is fleeting. They are such a blessing!
I hope to share more soon. May God bless you as you serve your families, ladies!
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