Saturday, August 25, 2012

New Beginnings

It has been over a year since I posted. :( And what a year it's been! I actually have 3 drafts that never made it to posting...not sure exactly why.

I could take pages and pages to catch you up, but I don't think you care about the details. The bottom line is, God is good! He has taught us much about faith, faith, and more faith! Through each trial of the past year, we have come out believing more and knowing more, the deep deep love of Jesus!

I want to write a blog, but I seem to have trouble knowing where to start each post. So today I will talk just about where we are. We have started our homeschool year, with all it's usual bumps and bruises. Why, after about 8yrs of homeschooling, the children still grumble and moan about school, I do not know...but alas, they do. I am starting a new job in a couple of weeks, my schedule will change, so we are a bit anxious about how that will affect school, activities, etc. I find myself getting a tight stomach about how it will all work out. Someone reminded me today that God truly does work things out every time. And that He works it all out for our good, and His glory! So why do I worry?! I don't know!!

I'm looking forward to my new job...I'll be returning to Neonatal, my first love in nursing. I have been away (raising my own babies) for 10 years! So I will be the new/old nurse in the unit! I'm so excited to love and care for those tiny miracles again, and I'm a little nervous about the new venture. I'm leaning on the Lord, though, knowing that He goes before me, preparing me for those I will encounter, as I care for the tiniest of His children.

We are planning for the start of a new BSF (Bible Study Fellowship) year. This year we are studying Genesis! It means "beginning". How appropriate, as this season in our family is the beginning of new things. My dear husband has started a new job, and I will as well. The kids start a new school year. I am grateful to God for his faithfulness and grace through this past year of trials. I look to Him for the blessings of this next chapter.

May we all feel God's presence wherever we are, and may we feel Him calling us to Himself.

Living by God's grace,