Welcome, 2011.

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It wears me out to think about the last two years.

If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you know our story. If not, you can read about here or here or here.

I’m not sure what I would have done if two years ago I knew we would be living in limbo for such a long time. Struggling financially, worrying over a house that won’t sell. Still living so very far from any family.

It was not what I had planned.


But in 2010, I moved to Chattanooga. I became a stay-at-home-mom. We found an amazing church home that is thriving and where God is moving. We conceived and brought another child into the world.


If I let myself think about the things that weigh me down, I panic. Every day I have to choose to focus on the blessings of being where I am, right now. Even if that place is Limbo, Tennessee; population: family of 4.

I can’t help but think that Jesus lived here, too (well, not Tennessee). What must have passed through His mind as He waited those 30 years for His ministry to begin? Was He anxious? (Doubtful.) Did He wonder if the right time would ever come?

I am glad He understands.

One thought on “Welcome, 2011.

  1. Move over, we're moving in next door to you in Limbo, TN! 🙂

    I completely understand that it is a daily conscious effort to choose to be happy and excited, and to choose to set all that worry aside. But when you can do it, you really are much more content (at least I am). Anxiety just makes me irritable, and not very much that is good comes out of it. But when I choose to be happy, well, I'm happy! But it is easier said than done, some days.

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