So it was the morning of Aug 8th and I had an interaction that put a thought into my head about posting back on WP. Not going to lie, the timing was spectacular. Recently I was thinking about how I had a good thing going on WP and I miss it.
I’m not sure what the future holds for me on here (if any) but I just wanted to drop in again and say thank you (I haven’t posted since Aug 2017 if memory serves me). I miss this place. Most of all I miss the interactions and family of God friendship I had on here. I don’t want anyone to think this place wasn’t important to me, it was and always will be. A lot of what I have taken from my time on WP I have stored up in Heaven as my treasure to come in His Kingdom. I still pray for many of you who were my regulars. You all are truly blessings in God’s family and I was blessed to have you all in my life, if only for a season of it.
Well, now that I have said that, I want to share a little bit about my life the past year.
First off, my family and I are one month away from adopting 3 kids. We are about to be a family of 8 – 6 kids, 2 parents (oh and 2 dogs). All in all it’s going well. I have struggled intensely at points and have gone through several bouts with depression. The emotional strain of becoming a father to 3 severely abused and neglected children has been at times overwhelming. I even started seeing a therapist recently to help me work through the emotions. But we are confident this will pass and that God’s will truly is to see these children become a part of our family. I also got laid off again! (3 layoffs in 3 years – the American economy is struggling in certain sectors). That was traumatic for me, but God came through for us, as always and now I work in a great company that is very stable. I’m expecting to be here long term.
I left my serving position in our kids ministry during my low point over the summer to help jettison the emotional load. I started back serving recently and I love it.
Through all this in life, things have gotten deeper, more raw and intimate with God than I could have ever imagined. I love that about my life and he is the best thing in my world.
So life is going really well right now for me. Even with all its brutal challenges, it’s beautiful and lovely and broken, yet healing and hopeful.
I would love to hear how all of you are doing! Please leave a comment to let me know how life has been over the past year. I hope to hear good news but I know that’s not always the case. We rejoice together and mourn together.
Bless you all my fellow family in Christ.