A New Journey Begins
I love the idea of a journey. A journey is filled with possibility. I particularly like the journey that is not completely mapped out. I love surprises. I didn't used to be this way, in fact at one time I wanted to perfectly map out my life. I longed for security and safety and did everything in my power to make sure that everything lined up perfectly. I'm not sure of the exact moment, but somewhere between raising toddlers and school aged kids it became clear to me that I was not in control. God had a plan for my life and I could fight it, or go with it. As I slowly began to let go and allow God to direct me I realized how much more beautiful His plan was for me. Gradually, I stopped trying to pull Him in my direction and allowed Him to do the leading. Fast forward a few years and here I am at 41 finding more joy in life than I ever have. There are still challenges. I have many days when I wonder what I am doing and when things will get better. I sometimes fail miserably and once in awhile succeed fabulously. But through it all, I have learned to enjoy this road God has placed me on. My favorite part of the journey of life is living it out with others. I don't want to waste any part of the experiences God has placed in my path. Here's to the journey....the bumpy, beautiful journey!