She’s a wee bit out of sorts lately.
Changes, changes, changes.
Last month Mama and Daddy and she moved from their large, roomy house with the wee, little yard
to a wee, little house with a large, roomy yard.
They moved so they could live in the same neighborhood where they’ve planted their church.
She cried saying, “I want to go home!”
Changes are hard.
But wrapped up with this change came a friendly neighborhood with much more of a community feel,
lovely places within walking distance,
fun parks with swings and slides to play on.
The biggest change is only a month away.
She’s going to be a big sister.
She can’t lay her head on Mama’s lap without baby sister kicking her in the head from within Mama.
She’s moved into a big girl bed now, so baby sister can have the crib.
Yes, changes are hard.
Little does she know that wrapped in this season of difficulty will come one of life’s biggest blessings.
someone to laugh with, squabble with, share secrets with, play with…
a life long friend.
Sometimes our biggest blessings come wrapped up in difficulty,
in being stretched beyond what’s comfortable.
In the season of change
it helps if you’ve trained your eyes to look for
the blessing that is wrapped within.
I continue to count my thanks
piling up gratitude day by day
in my little green journal.
-beautiful fall day for a walk
-dinner with oldest daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter followed by a walk in their new neighborhood,
playing at the park and gelato!
-phone calls with my daughter in Missouri and my daughter and grandbabies in South Carolina
-blue, blue sky, green, green evergreens, fire-y colored autumn leaves
-fuzzy tailed squirrel jumping from fence to tree
-my online community group for women in ministry
-two days of learning how to study the Bible inductively
-laughter and fun with a new friend
-another wonderful Sunday of great worship, great word, and God touching lives