Sunday, October 17, 2010

A Month.

It's been over a month since my last post.
If it's not obvious, things have settled down.

Things are quiet.

Life is routine.
Honestly, it's been a welcomed breath of fresh air.

Ryan is loving his job.  He's stilli n training. But he's finding fulfillment in learning something new, and meeting new people.   His job is SO relational, it comes so naturally to him.

My school year is moving right along.  My partner and I have a few needier students who have taken up a lot of our spare time.  They are near and dear little ones and setting them up for success has been a never ending job this past month.
For the very first time in my professional career, I am getting the opportunity to mentor a student teacher. I am ecstatic about the gift to get to pour into an upcoming educator, and "pay it forward."

Eli is doing so well. He is full of energy, life, and new tricks.  Our hands are full,  but we wouldn't want it any other way.  His vocabulary is growing daily, and we find ourselves talking to a little boy who now knows MOST of what we are saying. It's amazing how quickly time flies.  HIs preschool situation is not working out as planned, and honestly that's a huge area of prayer right now.  We always said that we would reevaluate in November if it was working, here it is mid-October and we find ourselves doing just that.  We had hopes all would be great, but unfortunately it's just not and we are going with our guts -- trusting God will provide a better fit for Eli, and us.

I had coffee with a friend yesterday and she asked me if I felt we were still were God wanted us? Were we listening to him, or bitter towards him?
GOd has been talking to us so much in the past month.
Speaking truth to our hearts about how he see's us.
About living lives that please him, not men.
He's been whispering words of healing, and confidence.
Words of love and hope.
We hear him clearly based on the lessons we are learning about ourselves, our journey - past, present and future.
God is very much active and present here with us now.
He is working in our lives and on our hearts.
Preparing us for what is next.
Though He hasn't spoken a word about it.
Bitterness, no.
Hope, yes.
Peace in where we are, absolutely.
God is speaking to us daily.
Revealing new truths, area's of growth, comfort in healing.
He is with us, we are with Him.
The journey is as HE planned.
In that, we find confidence.

We are well.
We appreciate continued prayer.
We appreciate the words of love and support we have received.
It's been a welcomed quiet month.
The journey has slowed down a bit, and it's been nice living out a new routine that God has designed for us.
Always waiting for what's next,
but thankful to be where we are, doing what we are doing--for now.