Sitting here tonight clearly remembering where we were a year ago. Every moment, tear, smile, emotion, trial, and setback have landed us here. Right here is where God has placed us.
Take a moment to thank God where he has placed you. Some of you love where your at, some are struggling, some want nothing else then to be relocated, but friends we all have something in common...God has personally placed us where we are and those places are all temporary if we love and accept Him!
Over and over I'm reminded how temporary our time is on earth. How our lives are ever changing. Thank you God for being the one constant in my life! As I've shared before change isn't my forte. So much has changed this past year from our inner selves, to the way Madison looks, our ministry, etc. I could probably fill an entire piece of paper of all the changes...
The greatest change would have to also be the hardest... In order to say "yes" to God that means saying "no" to people. Saying "no" to expectations, relationships, and all things that God isn't asking. From a type A, schedule and list making, my entire day is planned woman of God this hasn't been easy. Often God is saying, "Lindsay, people pleasing will never fulfil your calling, your life, or your heart. I can only do that!"
Chip Ingram has a new series out called, "Spirtual Simplicity" if you don't have the free app I highly recommend it! This week has been focusing on doing less so you can love more! Often we fill our calendars when we need to be loving more!
So where are we a year later: Well, the meds are still intense, but we are home! Madison is still healing- often I'm asked, "How is Madison?" such a complex question❤️ that changes day to day. We aren't where we wanted to be a year later, but we are where God wants us. Still making one-two trips to St.Louis a week, still receiving iv meds, on fluids, and dealing with kidney problems. We still avoid crowds with Madison (no restaurants, no grocery stores, etc.) when we are in public (rarely) she wears a mask. We did go to church for the first time last Sunday, but feel it was too soon so will be waiting to do that again. So much still is no where near being normal, but won't bore you with all of that❤️
We are home, we are together, and we are blessed! I assumed (never do that) God would end my blog posting at the one year mark, but he is still calling me so they will continue.
Thank you praying, loving, and supporting our family.
Another season awaits...