Over the past couple of days, many of the things that have been stressing me out have been resolved. Today, I feel as if a weight has been lifted from my shoulders. The air seems lighter. It is easier to breathe. I feel…happy…peaceful…calm. It is wonderful to feel this way.
We have received lots of good news. I can hardly believe that I was so worried and now everything is falling into place. The idea of change is scary, but not nearly as bad as the stress of waiting for decisions to be made. I realize that I wasted a lot of energy worrying about things that were out of my control.
Now that things are a bit more settled, I can really look forward eagerly to working on achieving some of my goals and dreams. Next week, John and I will be going to our favorite place on earth – Family Camp at Camp Koinonia. It is so beautiful there and I consider it a truly sacred place. I was thinking that it would be a place to escape all of the stress I have been feeling. It is a real blessing to find that much of the stress is already gone. Now my week at Family Camp can be less about de-stressing and more about listening to God’s call for me. It will be an opportunity to dream and to think about the steps I need to take to make some of my dreams come true.
I feel poised for a big change in our lives. John is embarking on a new adventure at work that will change our family life quite a bit. It seems as if the timing for this is perfect, since Emily has already left the nest and Sam will go away to college in the Fall. Ben will enter his senior year in high school. My vision has stabilized. I am fairly well settled into my job. Things are going to change and I am excited to see what new opportunities those changes bring.
When I count the stresses in our life over the past few months, I can hardly believe that we have weathered them so well. I have had a couple of meltdowns, but mostly I have been able to remain positive. John has been wonderful and calm through the bumps along the way. We are so blessed. The future looks bright.