Our Journey – Faith and Timing

Happy MLK and inauguration day, lovelies! There has been a lot of thinking that has gone into this post. A lot of typing, deleting, retyping, deleting, typing, you get the picture. But today a quote from Dr. Martin Luther King struck me and so here I sit again trying to put into words what I’ve wanted to say for so long…to start finish this post.

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For two years, we’ve been trying to conceive our first child – unsuccessfully. Turns out that I am one of the 6,000,000 women out there that are considered to have fertility issues. Our faith is in the Lord and we have taken several the first steps towards trying to have a family – without seeing the entire staircase, without knowing His plan for us. And we’re okay with that. We cling to His promises and we will continue to move forward and are hopeful that in His timing, we will have a family of our own.

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance “ James 1:2-3

For now, we’ve taken a huge leap of faith when I recently gave my resignation at my full-time job. We felt that at this point in our journey towards starting a family this was the next step He was calling us to take. It’s a scary thought, but we feel His presence and hand guiding us. The next step in our journey we are uncertain of what that will look like, but we are confident when the time comes to make that decision He will have prepared us. If I’m being honest, this uncertainty has caused us to spend more time on our knees praying.

“Let your hope make you glad. Be patient in time of trouble and never stop praying” – Romans 12:12

So thanks for letting me share this part of our journey with y’all. We are blessed beyond measure, patient and faithful.

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Time On My Mind

Lately time has been on my mind, like …

  1. It’s been a REALLY long time since I last posted.
  2. J & I celebrated 6 years of marriage recently; time has flown by.
  3. With a full time job, owning my own business and a fun, “quarter-time” job…is there enough time to get it all done and be the best I can be at all of it?
  4. When will it be our time to start a family?
  5. Has it really only been 6 months time since BAKE went home to be with our Lord? Will there ever be a time when the pain isn’t still so raw?
  6. How did my adorable Macy grow up so quickly? In a matter of time she went from being a 10lb. 8 week old pup to a funny, sweet 4 year old dog.
  7. Where does the time go each evening, that it becomes too late to call my family or FaceTime with my nieces and nephew?
  8. Has it really only been 1 month since I got my braces on? Can’t time hurry up so I can get these things off?
  9. When will time slow down?

Lately I’ve been feeling overwhelmed by my lack of “time”. But the reality is that I’m not in control of my time here on Earth. God has a plan for me, and it’s His hands that are orchestrating, mold and shaping me to be more like Him. So I need to stop trying to control all the time I have or don’t have in my life and be thankful and have faith in God and His plan for me. My goal is to refocus my attention on Him, and less on the amount of time I have to get things done. I have this incredible life to live, and we aren’t promised tomorrow. So regardless of whether or not time is on my side, I”m going to choose joy, be thankful and make the most of my time.