Friday, May 11, 2012

Thoughts on the Year

"They will proclaim his righteousness, declaring to a people yet unborn: He has done it!" 

- Psalm 22:31

It's amazing how what a difference a year's time can make. When I look back on this time in my life last year, we had just learned we'd be moving to North Carolina. We were about to make our first trip out to Murfreesboro to house hunt. After long waiting, our world was being turned upside down. We had very little idea what to expect. Life felt incredibly exciting, and uncertain.

The year brought us a new home and new friends even as it left a sweet aching for what was left behind. Keith has finished his first year of teaching. It's incredible to think that little chapter of our lives has already closed as a new one begins. It feels a bit like we are once again waiting to have our lives turned upside down. Even as we look forward to another year in Murfreesboro, another year that may look much like the last one, I can't escape the feeling that we have no idea what to expect from the months ahead. I am still, I am always, excited and uncertain.

All we can do, really, is lean in to God's faithfulness and continue to gather our friends and family as close as possible. And wait. And hope. And love.