It's been so fun reminiscing about the wedding and the wonderful people God has written into our story. Gratitude does that you know? Spreads wide the roots of love and thanksgiving, deepens the heart space for joy and receiving, and blossoms into fragrant beauty that goes forth and opens others up to grace and acceptance.
Thanking God and simply remembering His good gifts (yes, even the waiting and ache that tilled the soil for harvest) is all part of the journey of learning how to live in the new life. He is g o o d, so good! And when we live in the moment and receive the gifts he is offering now, we're able to trust Him with some of the longings and desires that are still simply seedlings of h o p e. We see His goodness and graces in the now so we trust him more for the not yet. Ann Voskamp wrote a whole gloriously good book on this, so if you'd like to linger here a bit pick up this summer read.
Here's a few things we celebrated this week.
My step-son's girlfriend graduated. Graduation! Now that seems like forever ago and then in a weird way a few months back...Isn't time funny?
Milestones are God's gift of pause. To remember. To take in. To accept. To bravely face what's next.
Praying you and yours have a beautiful weekend, trusting Our Lord with the now and not yet. Trusting his goodness. Trusting the inner ache. Trusting what you don't know is ahead will be okay holding his hand, eventually okay, but he is good. In the unexpected...in the momentous....in the heartache....in the mountaintop. He. Is. Good.