So this is just a wee little up date on our family over the past few months…like in case you were wondering…or as if we were chatting about life and such. Here it goes…
Y’all. (I’ve lived in the South for 10 years now…goodness 10 years goes fast…but that means I get to say y’all whenever I want now.)
Life has changed in so many ways for our family lately. Not in big, huge, crazy, obvious ways. But in a few tiny ways that all together, these small shifts, when you add them all up, feel big. Does that make sense? Kind of like the subtle shifting of a house which is imperceptible at first but then your doors won’t shut all the way…
And don’t get me wrong…Changes (at least for me) are fun.
Although change can be scary, I kind of like change. I’m a change optimist. But even if I like change there are some adjustments that are inevitable along the way.
Anyway, where was I going with all this? Oh yes…lots of changes…
Now that I think about it, there have really only been three changes, but each of those changes have had so many ripple effects.
One change has been our church. On October 2nd, 2016 a little baby church was planted and my husband has been one of the pastors leading that amazing process. Immanuel Church is only a few months old, but it is steadily growing and thriving. Each week unpack and we set up and we meet together to worship and learn from God’s word. Immanuel Church is awesome! It has truly been amazing to see God work to provide what is needed down to the very last detail. We are amazed at how quickly it has felt like home, like family, and like our community. We count it as such a privilege to be a part of what God is doing!
So what does this change mean for me you ask? (Okay so you didn’t ask, but let’s pretend you did…just for fun.)
I’m still processing all the changes, but what has been cool about this whole church planting process so far is that it is just that…it is a process. So a baby church starts slow and things happen and develop one thing at a time. This has allowed us to get our minds and hearts around what is happening a little at a time. It has meant that each week looks a little different as we add new elements. For me this growing season has meant focusing on my kids. I have been able to help them to adjust and seriously, they have been awesome. I am truly thankful for all the wonderful families that are a part of our church. My kids love to see them each week!
Another change has been all our kids are in school. So crazy!!!! I really feel like parenting has shifted from
And because of this, the other change has been that I have started Substitute Teaching occasionally.