Excitement, reluctance, hope, anxiety... these are a few of the emotions that I wander through when I think about this season of our lives. The mister finishes up his training this year. That would be a total of 8 years of residency and fellowship in this country. And now we are slowly turning the page to a new chapter.
We don't know where we'll move yet. My mom has flown out to watch the kids while we travel to a few places together. So we might know sooner than later. I had held out hope that we would be close to family. Not even right next door, but just so far that the boys and I could get in the car in the morning and get somewhere, to any family, by lunchtime. Truth be told, I don't know if that little dream of mine is going to come true. But, in the process I'm relearning some basic truths.
God's got great things in store for us.
He's got a great track record, and I am thankful.
He's going to be there even if my family can't.
He has been enough and He will always be enough.
There is peace when we are at rest in Him.
So once again, I surrender. Not with a great big groan but with an expectation that He's got something pretty neat around the corner.
Speaking of neat and around the corner... in just a few months (sort of right around the time that we're supposed to be moving), we're expecting our fifth little bundle of boy. Yes, you read that right. BOY. It makes me laugh out loud thinking of being a mama to five little boys. I'm thinking of knocking down a wall and having a great big room with five twin beds. Or maybe an indoor slide. Or maybe just a soundproof, padded room?
It's so fun to look forward to something. Reminds me that there is always a reason to be thankful. We have a lot of that right now. New city, new job, new friends, new church, new baby.