Today marks One Year that my son and I have been living in this new city. A place we now call home. Its not temporary, we wont be getting military orders to move, this is our … HOME. So much has happen in one year. If you asked me July 1, 2016 where I would be I would tell you .. “I dont know”. This time last year, a moving truck arrived bringing in our furniture. I was devastated, eye’s puffy from crying the “one thousandth time”, I was overwhelmed with what was going to happen in the next few months .. last thing I was thinking about was 2017. Months prior the man I have loved since I was 12, asked for a divorce. He continued working in Afghanistan as an overseas contractor an our whole family didn’t know what he was doing or if he planned to return. I focused on my health an well being of my son and I. I lost friends who didnt understand, I gained friends I never expect too, and I grew full circle on the person I truly was suppose to become in Christ’s eyes. It’s amazing what can happen, an how you truly need to hit rock bottom to see the amazing things god has already laid in front of you.
The past year has been eye opening and an adventure. My husband an I celebrated our pending divorce by burning our separation papers the day we were suppose to both sign. We embraced and found a church we love as family. We have been blessed by our community and the new found friends in our area. An we finally have been able to enjoy something we worked so hard for, for so many years … our 11 acres. Though there have been bumps in the road, obstacles attempting to destroy our happiness, one verse that has kept all three of us strong and joyful is:
“I will not be Shaken” Psalm 16:8
For things you do with Christ, you cannot be shaken. Its true. God has an amazing path for anyone who believes and its something I dont have to remind myself daily about anymore, the comfort of knowing that, gets my family through anything !!! So its been one year in this new area … new life … new path . Country life for City People is pretty amusing. We have seen lots of snakes, countless foxes, deer, wild turkeys, AND my son an my husband have managed to visit the ER three times. Stitches, Hand Surgery, Head glue … you name it they have experienced it. One thing Im grateful for is INSTAGRAM. It’s been there every step of the way to capture those random farm moments when we were in shock.
One thing I have not done enough though … is capture those moments with my big girl camera. I lived behind the camera when he was squishy an cute and playing with toy story toys. Now that he has reached his tween “middle” years the camera doesnt come out as much. Now that PKP has flourished the camera comes out with clients and I always assume clients just want to see these wonder of childhood moments. This summer I have forced myself weekly to get that camera out for his moments AND share them !!!!
So here we are !!! Today was my sons last practice from Hockey One Class …. Our one year just me an him at our home …. an that head glue from running into the barn that he got at the ER last week. Our Moments. Its pretty amazing <3