How do you find normalcy in the midst of newness? New state, new home, new school system, new school, new students, new church, and on top of all that a brand new baby on the way.
It's been a month and a half and the excuse, "I'm adjusting," may be getting a little overused. The Lord has been testing me in this new season, and I'm thankful. I know he is making my relationship with him stronger. Maybe he's not giving me a normal/comfort level yet so I cling to him even more during this transition time.
I am about to bring a BABY into this world, so I pray the Lord equips Andrew and I to be missionaries right in our home. To make disciples of our children that will grow up and make disciples of all nations.
As I sit and think about my "old" normal, I can't help but compile a list of things I miss about Birmingham.
Things I miss about Birmingham:
I miss driving to Tarrant. I miss my students waiting for me to get out of my car to greet me in the morning. I miss driving down Highway 280 on a Sunday night waiting for the Word to come alive through David Platt. I miss finding any excuse to drive by Samford and have nostalgia rush back. I miss being able to see Lexie Strong whenever I wanted too. I miss Children's Village where we ministered and did bible study with amazing girls. I miss getting out of school at 2:45, talking and joking with students after school, and then walking to Ms. Chandlers room to vent about our day. I miss D, my "godson", that I think of daily. I miss having a Chik-fil-a and Starbucks walking distance from our apartment. I miss my Wednesday dates with Brittany Bates where the Lord was the center of our conversations. I miss our Small Group. I miss the Birmingham Summit (Louisville's is a JOKE!). I miss being 4 hours away from the beach. I miss O'Carrs. I miss O'Henry's. I miss Cocina Superior. The list could go on....
The Lord even says there is a season for everything, and my "season" in Birmingham has passed. I can't wait for this AMAZING new "season" in LOUISVILLE! With a BABY!!
I can't wait to be a mommy. Our little Louisville born baby and Birmingham souvenir ;)