It feels like forever since I have shared anything with you here on the blog. Summer has gone and Autumn is already on its way out. It's so hard to believe that we are cruising through October so quickly.
Life has certainly been interesting for us the last year. In the midst of the craziness of my life and everything that has been happening lately, I've been reflecting a lot about all that has happened since last October. This time last year I was summing my life up here with the word "packing". We were feverishly working on packing up our things and getting ready to move out of our home into a temporary place in anticipation of closing on the sale of our home. We were not sure what God had in store for us at that time; but, I can tell you on this end of it that it's been quite a ride.
The desire of my husband's heart was to move back home. I wanted that too....for him...and also for me. We both longed for change. We both wanted the opportunity of having all of our kids together in the same place with us. We longed to get to know our beautiful new granddaughter. We had no idea how that would ever happen; but God had other plans. He opened doors in our life that we would have never dreamed possible and did them so quickly that I think our head was spinning for months after it all happened. When we sold our home and things quickly fell into place for us to relocate to New Hampshire, I really didn't have any idea what this new life up here would be like. In the last year, all of that and so much more has been accomplished. We had all of the kids together at Christmas for the first time in a long time, hibernated through the winter and acclimated to this new environment. We have gotten to know our granddaughter and have been blessed with many opportunities to spend time with her. Connor got the opportunity to spend the summer with everyone and to get to know his niece. That would have never been possible had we not relocated.
When we sold our home and things quickly fell into place for us to relocate to New Hampshire, I really didn't have any idea what this new life up here would be like. I had dreams, of course, but really I had no idea how they would play out.
Driving away from Louisiana in that moving truck, I remember such a feeling of excitement. It was quite an adventure to pack up the things we most wanted to keep in our lives and leave everything else behind to start over someplace else. I really looked forward to having some free time to explore my creative side with photography, cooking and blogging. For the most part, I have gotten to experience that over the last year. It has been fun.
Life is changing again though as I have started a new job. The wind has kind of been taken out of my sails with these new changes as any creativity that I might have had seems to have just disappeared. I have had no inspiration for cooking. I have had very little inspiration for photography even with the beautiful changing leaves outside. Even the leaves do not seem quite as vibrant as I expected them to this year. In recent days, I have tried to sit down a few times in front of this computer to share something with you.....anything really...without success.
I am struggling to find balance and peace. I pray I find it soon.