If a man does not keep pace
with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears
a different drummer.
Let him step to the music he hears,
however measured or far away.
~ Henry David Thoreau
Hello there! I should perhaps re-introduce myself. We used to meet more often, but then I went and decided to homeschool my son, and…
…well, I’ve been a bit busier than I’d anticipated. *grin*
When I started off this year, I could literally feel the momentum, an unseen force propelling me toward some soon-to-be-discovered adventure. I had big plans, big dreams, and big ambition. I had filled my plate with a big helping of can’t-say-no and a hefty side dish of overwhelmed.
Over the past six months, God has gently but firmly peeled away the layers of my busyness and distraction — often from my clinched fists — and left me finally standing where He wanted me all along.
Right smack-dab in the center of His will.
No distractions. No excuses. No frantic, overcommitted whirlwinds.
Just me and my God, finally putting first things first.
Was it painful? Oh yes. I’ve had to say no to so many wonderful, worthwhile projects. I’ve had to cancel meet-ups and miss out on amazing opportunities. I’ve had to step back from this online space and reassess what I’m doing and why I’m doing it. And I’ve probably stepped on a few toes in the process by not being able to explain why I was suddenly absent.
But through it all, I’ve been reminded again and again that God’s economy is not like ours. His ways are higher than our ways, and when He asks something of you, it’s for a purpose and with a plan in mind. He wants me to focus on my family more than anything else right now, and I intend to reply with a resounding, “Yes, Sir!”
It doesn’t matter whether it makes sense to anyone else. It doesn’t matter that you’re setting aside good things. It doesn’t matter that you’re swimming against the current and making waves in the process. It only matters that you’re following the Master of the Seas as He charts your unique course through this life.
I honestly don’t know exactly how this space will look from here forward. I love meeting with you here and sharing snippets of our hearts and lives. I love connecting with you through blog comments, emails, and social media. I just know, without a doubt, that I can’t let it take over.
So let’s meet up as often as we can, shall we? I might talk about my family more often than I used to, and you’re likely to see the words homeschool, curriculum, read-alouds, and insane more often than normal, but otherwise things are pretty much the same.
Thank you for your friendship, kindness, sweet emails and texts, and most of all, grace. I love y’all!
So, enough about me. How have YOU been, my friends? I can’t wait to catch up with you.