Change

I Deserve A Parking Ticket

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I am super grateful today.  I feel God moving in my life more and more each day.  He’s firing up the parked ignition of my soul and moving it to great places.  Sometimes I feel like we are moving at 100 m.p.h., but in the recent past I felt “stuck” in a quagmire of an unfulfilling to-do list.

BE READY WHEN YOU ASK THE LORD TO MOVE YOUR SPIRIT!  HE’S ABOUT TO DO MAGNIFICENT THINGS.

My most favorite journey (besides my daily walk with the Lord) is being a wife.  Steve and I have been together for nearly 17 years, and MY GOODNESS what a storied trail of joy, tears, love, hope, travels, homes, change, and renewal the years have been!  I KNEW the moment I met him he was going to be someone special in my life, but I never imagined how wonderful God’s plan was going to be.

Being a stepmom to Keegan is my next favorite path of life.  I might be odd, but I LOVED the teen years and I know I’m going to enjoy the exciting decade of his 20’s just as much.  Yes, I am a parent to him, but YES we are entering into another fantastic era as well.  I don’t believe we should be friends with our children, but the adult years provide more depth and understanding.

God has opened the gate to some more paths for me to traverse throughout my day and possibly for the rest of my working life.  The only obstacle is…me.

I don’t like change.  When it finds me, I want to run straight back to cozy blue and floral baby blanket.

My comfy home routine is shaken up with caring for aging parents once a month, 500 miles away.  My predictable daily schedule of coupon cutting and playing with my dogs is now a running list of book writing, church activities, Bible study groups, studying to be a stepfamily counselor, researching the characteristics of PAS for future clients, maintaining a growing social media, helping with the communications for a wonderful faith-based race team, and trying to read the Bible in its entirety (along with about three other books at the same time.)

But change is refreshing and exhilarating!  I wake up to greet the day with a child’s wonder. 

I didn’t realize I missed human interaction while I’ve been out of the workplace. I didn’t realize I had so many unused and untapped talents.

I forgot how good it feels to be needed.

My dear blog friends, I pray you feel needed today, too.  I pray that you know how important your life is to someone.  I pray that you keep finding yourself, keep discovering new talents, and pray that you ask God to just keep moving that parked car broke down on Stuck Street.

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