Somehow time has flown.

All of the sudden we have shimmied from April right through summer and into the start of another school year.

There was so much that I had wished to chronicle here, but … yeah.

Let’s just say that these months have been a journey…

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… during this time we have experienced awesome accomplishments and stared some huge fears in the face. There have been tweaks, tantrums, and tears. There have been sighs, snickers, and great rejoicing.

Through the good, the bad, and the ugly, it is amazing to see how far we have come, as individuals AND as a family.

We have walked, crawled, and sprinted along the way. Sometimes together. Sometimes on our own. But always with God at our side.

And as I hope to return here again to write soon, I just want to leave the verse that I have been clinging to on this journey… “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.” ~Jeremiah 29:11

Summer is quickly winding down. It’s hard to believe how it has blown by, yet some individual days never seem to end. We have had tremendous achievements and great fun, and we have been through some heartbreaking challenges. There are SO MANY things that I have failed to document throughout the last few months. I have debated (with myself) whether to attempt to catch it all up, but I fear that isn’t going to happen…

This summer has been a struggle for me, personally. We have many changes going on in and outside of our home. I have lost the spontaneity that I once had and get quite anxious about change. The unpredictability scares me where it once filled me with excitement. All of the changes that have happened in life over the last few years seem to have come crashing down.

I question my purpose.

I long for friendships like I once had.

I feel lost.

I am feeling as though I should be doing something more with my life than what I am currently doing, but not sure what that something should be. Unsure of how to find that answer. Yet praying that the answer will be clear. Soon.

Through it all, I have been hanging on this verse from Jeremiah 29 – “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.” (verse 11)  This verse took on special meaning to me after Christian was diagnosed with ASD. It holds out hope in sometimes seemingly hopeless situations.