Day 8: Something I’m struggling with right now is...
Resting. I’m a planner/organizer/doer. I like fun and I like relaxing. But resting is different. Resting requires that I let go of worries, that I settle in.
This town, this road, this house were all places I never thought I would live again. I saw this move as a stepping stone, not a settling ground. Yet here we are, almost a full year longer than we planned to be.
We panicked and beat ourselves up and questioned God when our assumed deadline came and went. Then we realized that, although it seems nothing like what we had in mind, this is THE place to find the rest that WE have been asking for for the last 10 years! Funny how that happens.
There are still moments that I feel like I need to have a good answer for people who ask us what we’re doing. I’ve felt embarrassed and even angry when someone jokes about our “someday” move to Austin, like it’s a boyfriend I made up.
This resting in the in-between is hard, but it’s getting better. We have friends here, we spend irreplaceable time with my family, we bike down the dirt road I grew up on, we play in the field I played in. We’re making it home...until it’s not. Resting, living, keeping our eyes open for what God is doing here and now.
And the girls just started soccer and baseball, so we’ll be here until at least Thanksgiving 😉 🎥: @gabecox