It’s been a while, eh?
Even as I sit here staring at the keyboard, I’m not sure I have words to type. I have wondered over the last 15 months if I would blog again. LOL- I’m still not sure.
Life kind of knocked the wind out of me in 2014, and it has taken me a lot of time to catch my breath.
2014 in a nutshell: besides all the usual goings on of a family of five, the biggies were that I got a part-time job, my son was (mostly) diagnosed with celiac disease, same child transitioned from private elementary to public middle school, and I started eating a whole new way.
Ha. Not so bad, I guess, looking at it in hindsight. But these were huge changes for us and, well, overall I’m not sure I like change.
As an overview – the part-time job is good. Home-based and flexible, which is just what I needed. It calls upon a bit of my knowledge from my past career life – and it’s nice to have a bit of extra spending money. But it was a change after having been primarily a stay-at-home mom for 10 years. There is a balance that needs to be found – especially when the kids are off school.
The celiac disease will probably need to be a whole post on it’s own. Long un-diagnosis story, unsatisfying ending, but my kiddo is feeling a lot better now on a gluten-free diet, and that’s what really matters.
The middle school transition for my son who likes change even less than me? Well, let’s just say God took care of it in a big way – and I’ll leave it at that.
And last – a whole new way of eating – Trim Healthy Mama. I started hearing about it early in 2014 from a friend and began making changes to my diet in April 2014. One of the biggest motivators for me was that we had just started a gluten-free diet for my son and since that was completely changing what I was buying, cooking, and baking – I figured I might as well change what I was eating, too. I have been eating the Trim Healthy Mama way now for over a year and I love it. I feel better, my diabetes is better controlled, I’ve lost 30 pounds, and I am totally satisfied. That’s a huge success. I have tons to say about this but I’ll leave it for another post!
So I finally am feeling like the huge transitions have subsided and we are at an equilibrium again. As I sat in church this weekend, we sang the song “Anchor” from Hillsong Live:
I have this hope
As an anchor for my soul
Through every storm
I will hold to You
With endless love
All my fear is swept away
I will trust in You
There is hope in the promise of the cross
You gave everything to save the world You love
And this hope is an anchor for my soul
Our God will stand
You who was and is to come
Your promise sure
You will not let go
Your Name is higher
Your Name is greater
All my hope is in You
Your word unfailing
Your promise unshaken
All my hope is in You
I just stood there as we sang, and I felt so incredibly thankful for God and His unchanging nature. He has been an anchor for my soul in this year of huge changes.
Life throws so much at us! If you’re in the middle of changes – hold on to God. He is worthy of our hope and trust.