I sat down to begin to work on a yearly update, and went back to read last years .... when I realized I never did one. I guess it is very appropriate that 2013 just isn't even acknowledged on our Blog, since it really did feel like the year was in another universe. My last post marked the beginning of the last year in Graduate school for me. Rhett and I knew that the last year would likely be the toughest, but man did we have no idea just how tough it would be. The year was rough, it was hard being away from home as much as I was, there were multiple small crisis', and Rhett and I truly exercised our skills in working as a team to keep our family going. All of that being said, we both knew it was as it was supposed to be. I learned so much, and came out of Graduate school prepared to do something I love, and something that truly makes a difference. The good news is that part is over! I spent the summer serving a few private clients and STUDYING harder than I've ever studied before ... and the result I passed my certification exam on the first try. Since the average pass rate varies between 45%-60% of first time takers, this is a big deal! So our fall has been one of transition. Some of that transition is still occurring, and I probably will be able to lay out more in a few weeks in our Christmas letter.
We are blessed in the revelation that God's timing is perfect. I can go back and talk to you about the last 14 years of our lives, and the way everything has "fallen" and there is no other explanation other than God plans more for your life than you could ever plan for yourself. I have clung to the scripture Jeremiah 29:11 which says;For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
So that's where we are now, where we were in 2013. I can't wait to tell you all about our kiddo's and how they are in the next few weeks.
Hoping that everyone experiences the JOY of Christ, this Christmas season.
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