It’s been 11 months since I’ve shared here. No one but my encouraging/pushing/believing mom has asked me about it, and I almost didn’t renew my site when the emails came recently about the automatic renewal that would happen soon if I didn’t cancel. I decided to do the same thing I’ve done with the blog for the last year- nothing.
But I have been writing. Not as often as I’d like to say, or as much as I’d like to claim, but I have been slowly and steadily writing. For years I’ve wanted to put my perspective on our story into a book. I’ve pondered the format and style and how much to share and how to share it…. I’ve pondered if it matters. I’ve pondered the why. But I’ve settled on most of that, and look forward to finally publishing it. I’ll share more as it gets closer, but one thing I know I’ll need is your help. All the “cool” people writing books now are forming launch teams, and I should probably do the same. When it gets close I’ll ask any of you who are interested to join a Facebook group so you can give me some feedback, keep posted on launch dates, and help spread the word. In the end, it may just be my pushy mom and I reading it, but on the other hand, maybe God can use this bravery.
So, that’s the big announcement!
The rest of our story continues on much like it did 11 months ago. No updates in the search for Austin, the continued ups and downs of battling Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome, still being the main caretakers of a now 17 month old who stole our hearts, and living life the best we can through it all. God may choose to wrap up some of these loose ends, but I’m not counting on it, just still counting on Him to be with us through it all.
This morning, I read a verse that I wanted to share because of how profound an impact it had on me. I constantly question what I’m supposed to be doing, how I should handle situations, and if I’m on my own path or one God has laid out. When I don’t know those answers, I can turn back to this directive every time. It simplifies it. And when I’m doing this, it sets me on the right path.
Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.