Friday, November 4, 2011

A Brand New Start

Can I just start out by saying, What. A. Year.
Suffice it to say that it's had its ups and downs, and we've been in a storm.
Occasionally I would think about this blog and say to myself, "yes, I need to update that."  But I never did.  Seemed I always had something more important to do.  So, practically a year later, here I am to fill in the great big missing piece that was this past year.

School.  Work.  Travel.  Driving.  Eating (of course).  Sleeping.  Grades.  Teachers.  Friends.  Writing.  Talking.  Not talking.  Sharing.  Not sharing.  Learning.  Arguing.  Fighting.  Crying.  Misunderstanding.  Understanding.  Good.  Bad.  Ugly.  Better.  Improving.  Changing.  Growing.  God.

So here we are a year later and with the help of friends and family we have weathered the storm.  And by the gracious love of God and his unfailing blessings on us failing people we have been given an awesome opportunity to try again.

Blessings have been bestowed on a husband and wife and their children.  We don't deserve this.  God knows that.  We know that.  But He has blessed us beyond reason.  But, isn't that what God does?  Yes, yes it is.

Can I share one of those blessings?

Look at the view!  This is from the front window of my new home.  Quite spectacular, isn't it?  I love seeing this every day.

More blessings include the children staying in their respective schools throughout last year's move and this year's move.  Even greater blessings in the form of friends who cared enough to try to hold the umbrella over us while we were pelted with hail.  Blessings in regards to excellent physical health of our family.

This song recently came to mind and it fits perfectly with how I'm feeling; how we all are feeling.

I've got my memories, Always Inside of me.
But I can't go back, Back to how it was.
I believe you now, I've come too far,
No I can't go back, Back to how it was.

Created for a place I've never known

This is home, Now I'm finally Where I belong, Where I belong.
Yeah, this is home, I've been searching For a place of my own,
Now I've found it, Maybe this is home
Yeah, this is home

Belief over misery, I've seen the enemy, And I won't go back
Back to how it was.

And I got my heart Set
on What happens next
I got my eyes wide
It's not over yet
We are miracles
And we're not alone


And now, after all My searching
After all my questions
I'm gonna call it home
I got a brand new mindset
I can finally see The sunset
I'm gonna call it home


Now I know Yeah, this is home
I've come too far
And I won't go back
Yeah, this is home     --Switchfoot