Saturday, June 13, 2009

My Life

Well, I didn't mean to abandon my blog for so long, but all I can say is, life happens. Mostly good things, mind you, but nonetheless, something had to give, and that something was temporary silence on my blog. I may not have any readers now, but I'm looking forward to getting back "into the groove" with writing. I've missed it- especially for sorting out my ideas and writing about my favorite things, and I look forward to catching up on my favorite blogs. Pictures will follow someday, but for now here is a quick recap...

During the last 3 months:
-H turned 6- gasp!
-my precious nephew was born
-I started my last on-line class for my certification in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
-we decided to homeschool next year
-H graduated from Kindergarten
-E finished her first year of preschool
-I've lost 25 pounds- with hubby on Weight Watchers On-Line (and he's lost 30- SO not fair as I have been working harder with exercise especially- ha!)
-and we've been making some big decisions regarding where God wants us.
I won't go into any more details about the decisions right now, all good, just we are in "the process" and seeking His will. I've felt some big growing pains from it all- the Potter is really having to pound on this clay, but I'm excited about the future and look forward to sharing more one of these days.

I recently finished an awesome Beth Moore Bible Study called Esther- It's Tough Being a Woman. It was an incredible study, and I would highly recommend it. During our last session the leader gave each of us a poem written by Beth that pretty much sums up my life right now. I know it's been used on a lot of blogs, but I just had to include it here too. Enjoy.

The Life I Planned
Has someone seen the life I planned?
It seems it's been misplaced
I've looked in every corner
It's lost without a trace.
I've found one I don't recognize
Things missing that were dear
Promises I'd hoped to keep
And dreams I'd dreamed aren't here
Has someone seen the life I planned
Did it get thrown away?
God took my hand from searching
Then I heard Him say
"Child, your ears have never heard
Your eyes have never seen
Eternal plans I have for you
Are more than you could dream.
"you long to walk by sight
But I'm teaching eyes to see.
I know what I am doing.
'Til then, you must believe."
He's done so much, I felt ashamed
To know He heard my moans
To think I'd trade in all He's done
For plans made on my own.
I wept over His faithfulness
And how He'd proved Himself
How He'd gone beyond my dreams
And said to Him myself,
"No, my ears have never heard
My eyes have never seen
Eternal plans you have for me
Are more than I could dream.
"Yes, I long to walk by sight
but You're teaching eyes to see
You know what You are doing
'Til then, I must believe."
I felt His great compassion
Mercy unrestrained
He let me mourn my losses
And showed to me my gains.
I offered Him my future
And relased to Him my past
I traded in my dreams
For a plan He said would last
I get no glimpse ahead
No certainties at all
Except the presence of the One
Who will never let me fall.
Are you also searching
For a life you planned yourself?
Have you looked in every corner?
Have you checked on every shelf?
Child, your ears have never heard
Your eyes have never seen
Eternal plans He has for you
Are more than you could dream.
Perhaps you long to walk by faith
But He's teaching eyes to see
He knows what He is doing
Child, step out and believe.

See you soon...


Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

Can't wait to hear more! Thanks for posting the poem. I have not read it before and it really speaks to where I'm at right now.

Jerusalem said...

Hi friend! It sounds like you guys have a bunch going on, I can't wait to hear more about it! Are you still going to be in PA in October?? You better email me!! I know whatever God is working in your heart will be wonderful, even if it stretches you more than you would choose. Love you friend!