For a season...
Some days God stops you in your tracks and says , "Bam go do this." I am not sharing what that is today but, I am sharing a little leading up to it.
It's only for a season you are where you are. Life has to evolve, you have to grow and you have to be ready when it's time. The vary same people that try to harm you , destroy you, are the vary same people who God uses to rise you above it all. We have gone through some storms , some storms are not over yet, but while we wait I have a peace over me in trusting and knowing the blessings are in the mix of it.
After my husband was told his football contract was not going to be renewed at Christmas time, I knew it was time to slow down for a bit. To come together as a family . See the week before he was let go he had a phone call from the head Coach at Geneva Collage wanting to speak about coming on staff. The day he meet with Geneva was amazing, however when you love and truly care about something it's hard to move on. Like every where he has ever coached , a piece of our heart is still there. The night after his visit we sat on the couch held hands and just prayed out loud . For God to show us the way. Make it clear which direction we should take. To do HIS will. The next day, he was told they were going to post the position. Our direction was made clear. We harbor no hard feelings in anyway, in fact we love. I will never forget this season in our lives. I will always remember watching our youngest playing in the rocks and our boys mimicking their hero's on the field and playing ball in the little field during games. Now we are transitioning into a new season, we are excited to be back in the college game, Saturday football games and all. As a coach's wife you have to be able to take off the sweatshirt you have worn for the past five years and tuck it away and put on the new one. I whole heartedly have stood by my husband and cheered for him, his staff & the kids, see its the players who you are impacting, so much more than football. As I tucked away another sweatshirt, I was overwhelmed with emotion and God's goodness , our story only he can write, each place we have ever been. Just because the sweatshirts are tucked away doesn't mean we stop cheering you all on. Now its time to get our new gear & start a fresh new season, Go Tornadoes!
In this new season, I see things growing and changing at the studio. As a few close friends tell me often it's always evolving & changing. Sometimes it's hard to step out and be brave. It's not easy letting change happen, especially when you love all that you do so much. A few weeks ago I could feel things changing. I was overwhelmed with emotion during a song at church a few weeks ago, I could feel God calling upon me to "rise", I didn't know what that meant at the time. This past week , it hit me like "bam" it's time. I felt it on my heart as a someday and I would love too. Looking back seeds were sowed years ago for this. This spring we get to see the blooms. Its always been so much more than paint. Like I said I am not sharing this week, but will soon. Its funny how God has timed all this, my sweet friend Carlyn K Photography is doing a blog feature next week, that is timed perfect with this fresh new season we are entering. No matter what kind of season you are in, remember God can still use you. I feel a great peace about this next step and we hope it inspires you all as well.
You will never be in this season you are in again, so remember if things seem a little "muddy" put on those boots & jump right in. Find the joy in it, and bloom right where you are planted.
cheers to new adventures!