Friday, December 28, 2012
Today I am called to move some furniture in our house, to make room for an additional person. No, we're not adopting again! We are delighted with our surprise adoption of almost 4 years ago, but we aren't looking to add to our family that way. And no, we're not moving our family to another location.
No, we are expecting my husband's mother to move in with us in a week or so. Her illness has left her unable to live alone for the time being. We don't know how long she will be with us, but we are shifting things around to make space in our home for her. There's always enough room for one more in our home and in our hearts.
The process of moving furniture did make me reflect on our situation, on our own waiting for a church call. Believe me, we have done our share of wondering in the past year. What is it that God wants for us? Why are we still here? When will we be able to move on?
But when I look back over the last year, I can't believe how much good has come. Our daughter has grown more confident, more secure, more capable in every way. We have been able to provide some financial support (because we sold our house and moved into a cheaper rental) to a family member who was laid-off for over a year. I was able to recover from my broken elbow and torn ligaments without having to work outside the home, which made it much easier. I've done more glass work (well, until the elbow deal). Both my husband and I have blogged, sharing God's work in our lives. We've been close enough to help my mother-in-law as she was ailing, and we've been close to my parents as they've had some illness, too.