What would you say has been the biggest change in your life this year? (Yeah.. I am hinting at you COVID.) For me, it has definitely been the change to my career. If you know me, I was pretty wrapped up in my job. Unhappy really, but felt like I needed to pursue that type of success. When COVID hit alongside some really challenging things at my office, we made the decision to homeschool Everly this year. I was nervous, never a teacher, never a stay at home mom, and knew I wasn’t going to be able to stay home full time. In so many ways, I had zero idea what I was getting myself into.
But goodness, it has been such a tremendous blessing. It was like our life went from driving at 90 mph to a full on break (the kind where your mom throws her arm out to make sure you don’t fly through the window). I was excited, sad, and unsure of what was to come. If ever there was a mixed bag of emotions, this was it.
But can I tell you? It has been the sweetest gift of this crazy year. I needed the breaks pumped in my life and I am so thankful for this time i have had with our daughter. I have taught her to read, to tie her shoes, to bake all on her own. She’s an artist and has an incredible imagination. She’s a fierce competitor and loves to run and explore outside.
This year has been far from perfect, and yet, I am forever grateful for the journey. Where can you see God working in the hard stuff? The blessings that initially look like pains? The losses, that eventually become gains?