I am finding that lately it is hard NOT to be happy. I used to find trying to be happy as a chore, a task I tried to force my self to do. The past year has had a lot of challenges. It was a year ago this weekend that Zach moved to New Boston, leaving the kids and me in Plainview. I have a difficult time believing it was just one year ago. In this past year we have moved twice, both times to homes I had never seen, gotten pregnant, then lost a pregnancy and had the task of acclimating to new home, new town, new jobs, new church, and new friends...twice. Wow, just typing that makes me weary. Yet, even while reflecting on all the trials we have faced, I know that we have been so blessed. I know, without even the shadow of a doubt, that we have gone where we were supposed to go, done what we needed to do. I can also say that I am probably at peace more now than I have ever been before.
On another note, life has been trucking along as usual. We are trying still to get used to some kind of routine. With our busy schedule I have to remind myself to have fun too. Saturday, even though there are about a million ongoing projects at the house, we chose to delay them a little longer and enjoy the beautiful day with our children. We drove up to the Organ Mountains and enjoyed a hike and picnic at Dripping Springs. Once we got it through to Zoe that the hike wasn't about the destination or about the time it took to get there, we had a nice afternoon, relishing in God's mighty creation. Zoe even claimed to have seen "Baby Jesus" in a rock formation. :)
Sunday was Wesley Sunday at our new church home. I was very impressed with the services put on by these students. I know that Zach was very proud, which he should be, he has some amazing kids in that program. The Wesley student president gave the message, reminding us to not wear our religion as an accessory.
Catching up on cleaning and laundry today. We are planning a trip to Plainview on Thursday and it would seem prudent to have clean clothes to wear. ;)
Wishing you all peace and happiness...