Archive | September, 2014

saying good-bye

23 Sep

Just a little quick post…

While I don’t officially move for another week and a bit I leave tomorrow to go on a missions trip. Yup…just thought adding an international trip in-between finishing a job and an inter-state move would make this whole transition a little less crazy. 😉 I wouldn’t have it any other way.

I wanted to say how thankful I am to have had several days of good good-byes. From co-workers to church friends to mentors The Lord is reminding me how He has provided for me in these good, sweet friends. While I’m excited to see how the Lord will continue to provide and build new friendships in my life in Charlotte, I want y’all (and you know who you are) to know that I am so thankful for your friendships and I will miss you. Thank you for how much you have encouraged me over the past 6 years. You all hold such a special place in my heart.

I promise to not be a stranger.

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Lots can happen between January & August

14 Sep

The last time I posted here was in January. So much was going on then…So much has happened since. I’m just going to forewarn you…parts of this post are going to be super vague…it’s just the nature of the blog-beast.

Since January I have gone through some pretty hard stuff. Some health stuff, some emotional stuff, some spiritual stuff, some personal stuff. It’s been hard. Real hard. There’s been a lot of anger, a lot of tears and a lot of questions. Looking back on it I just can’t believe what all went down.

And while I’m still in the midst of some of the stuff…and probably will be for a while. A lot has changed. I’ve changed and am still changing.

I’ve had this quote hanging in my bathroom…I see it everyday and it’s been a truth that I’ve clung to in the really hard days…and it’s one that I’m reminding myself as I look towards the future.

 

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I believe with all my heart that God uses every thing in our lives to mold and shape us. The good, the bad and the ugly. I also believe the story He is writing in our lives is one that “we would not believe if told” (a quote from my fav verse Habakkuk 1:6). And I would have never thought I would be walking down the road I’m walking down.

You want to know where my road is heading in the near future…

Close-in photo of Charlotte NC skyline at sunset

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA!

I’m moving!!! As I sit amongst boxes I still have moments where I think…what in the world am I doing! But I am confident and thrilled about this adventure I am following the Lord on. I’m going to be going to work at an amazing church that is doing some awesome things in their community and all over the world. I also have two good friends on staff there so I’m pumped to get to work with them as well.

Now…I’m under no illusion that this is going to be an easy transition. There’s already been some bumps along the road and moments where I’ve had to really trust Him to provide for what I need. But He has more than I could have imagined. I’m also moving away from my family and friends here in Atlanta…and oof…I get teary-eyed thinking about it. This has been hard already and I know it will continue to be. I’m trying to soak up all the moments I have with them before I leave.

So…here I go! I move in a few weeks but have a missions trip to Thailand in-between now and then so there is lots to do. My last day at work is this Thursday. I’m going to miss those ladies I’ve had the privilege of working with at Apostles. I’ve learned so much in my time there.

I’m also excited to (hopefully) jump back on the blogging train as I continue to unfold the story the Lord has me on. I hope you’ll join me! I’d also appreciate your prayers as I move, start a new job and build a new community in Charlotte.