new times. new times indeed.
my heart has been in the strangest place lately. i am trying to emotionally amp up for ricky's start of graduate school in a couple of weeks. he will be back to 7AM-9:30 PM days, with weekends filled with homework, reading, and projects. i know this is wisdom for us, and he really is in the midst of the Lord's journey for him (for us)... but i'm trying to mentally plan out how i'll pass my time.
before Amos, i would jump at the opportunity of solitude. long hours in coffee shops reading and studying. afternoons worshiping on my piano. writing and creating. late nights in prayer meetings.
now, as a mother, i have to relearn how to embrace these "alone" times (which really aren't that alone). it's Amos and I. long days of discovering how to invest our time wisely. knowing this season really is a gift to be seized, and not a trial to overcome.
so Lord, what should the next 4 semesters look like for this little boy and I? what do you have for us? i am confident in Your leadership. Your sovereignty is beautiful. Your will is a delight. usher us into Your presence and make the Word come alive. may all else fade away, as Your face shines on.
we are Yours, and these long days to come, in our small one bedroom apartment, in this busy west coast city - these days are for Your making.
so make them into something beautiful.