I am in a period of transition in my life right now as just days ago, I totally became an empty-nester.
We are at the end of the warm days of summer. Days that we often thought were too hot. How we long for the long days of summer in the middle of the winter!!
When you get to the end of the season of motherhood, you want to look forward with anticipation, not focusing on your failures, and teach those good things that you learned through your imperfections.
I have been doing a lot of reminiscing and often I remember more of my failures as a wife and mother than I do my successes. I suppose that is normal?
Basically, it has taken me all the years of raising our children for me to get my act together!!
Are you worried you’re never going to get your act together?
Do you wonder if your life will ever go smoothly?
Painted Rocks, MI
You may have these same thoughts as you look ahead!
- What will my future hold?
- What new ambitions should I go after?
- Should I work?
- Should I continue blogging?
- Should I have some sort of ministry or just serve my husband?
- Will I be left totally alone?
God wants my total trust in Him as I look to the future.
And He wants your trust too for whatever your future holds whether you are a single woman, mother, grandmother, or widow.
“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” ~Proverbs 3:5-6~
Moving On to an Unknown Tomorrow
George Beverly Shea used to sing a song called, “I Don’t Know About Tomorrow . . . I just live from day-to-day . . .” As in any season of my life, I don’t know about tomorrow.
I am moving on to capture a dream that I have had since I was young.
I wanted to become that Titus 2 woman who would encourage younger women.
So, here I am looking into my tomorrow that I don’t know about with anticipation for it instead of anxiety over it.
Yes, it makes me very sad that the end of the season where seven children filled our home with noise to have ended.
I hope to pass on what I have learned, not so much because I was nearly perfect, but because I wasn’t. perfect. at. all!!
I have learned so many lessons that helped me to grow in peace and patience because those were qualities that I did NOT have.
I hope to continue to share them here on my blog as the months and days keep moving on.
What would you like me to share about to encourage YOU in the middle of your season?
Photo Credits: WholeHearted Photography 😉
Welcome to WholeHearted Wednesday Linkup #112
You are all so AWESOME to have keep linking up while I was on a break!!! I will try to visit as many as I can this next week. I have missed soo much!!
Back in July, I shared about the importance of taking a blogging break. I thought it was so important to occasionally take a blogging break that I shared HOW to take a break HERE. If that weren’t enough, I shared about WHAT to DO on a blogging break HERE!!
But guess what? I’m back!!
And blogging will be better than ever for this DIY blogger type of girl.
So, stop by often as I share new things as I get my routine going again after having hardly any internet last week.
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