Friday, September 9, 2011


In 12 days... we will be on a plane heading to Zambia... our new home... the place where God has so clearly called our family and planted our hearts.
Our bags are packed.
Everything is complete.
SO... the next 9 days will be spent with some great friends and family... resting... laughing... and building memories as a family.

I hesitated to even write about it. I think often times I have guilt for taking time to rest. Many moms can probably relate. Well... most of you can probably relate. Maybe I'm afraid people will label me as selfish...

But, let me share with you a couple of lessons I've learned over the past 2 years.

1. While, ultimately, there is no "balance" in being completely surrendered... God certainly calls us to times of rest...

2. While we are created to reach out... pour out... and give away... we cannot do that in a way that honors God if we neglect those closest to us: our marriages... our children... our families... and most importantly... time to sit quietly before the LORD.

So, with that said... I pray the majority of my days on this earth... I hope are spent in service to those around me... the next 9 days will be spent in rest... focusing our minds on things ahead... and simply enjoying our greatest blessing= each other.

I hope to share it with you... along with all the many things floating through my mind about what stands before us in just 12 DAYS!!


1 comment:

  1. "Rest" away, Girl!!! I hope this is a really special week! I'm praying for you....