Tuesday, September 30, 2014

on staying put

Autumn has been, for the past several years, a season for change in our family.  I have learned to constantly wait for the next thing.  I have sort of trained myself to expect a change when the leaves start to turn and the air gets chilly.  

Over the past 3 years we have had a baby, moved 4 times, had multiple jobs, sold our home, visited many churches, and met lots of new people.  We have felt all the emotions...complete joy, love, heartache, confusion.  It has been quite the adventure...

This year, though, things are different.  We thought Matt might find a new job but he didn't.  We thought we might move into a more affordable apartment but we aren't.  We are staying right here. 

As this season of natural change begins, I am telling myself that yes, it is just fine and actually quite normal to stay in one place for a while.  To get to know the ins and outs of our town; to enjoy everything this place has to offer all year round.  
And so, I will do what feels like the hard thing.  I'll keep working to make this place our home and I'll stay right here.  Just where I'm meant to be.


  1. I know the feeling! Hope your season of staying put is fruitful

  2. totally with you. who would think staying could become the hard part.