Getting ready for the unknown

I recently moved much of what is on our old family blog from “back in the day” over here to my Epiphany Creative blog. It felt good to get it all organized and moved here to that I could continue to work on my blog. After all-I love, love, love a good project.  I love to re-organize, re-style, get the idea.

As I moved the posts adding and organizing the “Adoption” category this blog- I was hit with a ton of unexpected emotion as I read back on our adoption journey. AND WHAT A JOURNEY IT WAS!  That season of our lives will surely go down in the record books as the craziest, most stressful…biggest adventure ever!  And by far one of the best things we have ever done.

Bringing Justice home was worth every tear, every wrinkle, every sleepless night and every prayer.  I would not change a thing.  And listen…I can’t and don’t say that about every detail of my past-so it’s a big deal.  I am one who would go back a tweak more than just a few things if I could.

In my experience- looking back in the rear view mirror isn’t always pleasant.  Looking back to the past can be darn right painful. CAN I GET A WITNESS?!  But I gotta say…I am happy to report that when I look back on adopting Justice-even remembering the pain and the messiness of some parts… All I can really see is the FRUIT and the FAITHFULNESS of our God.

And it’s crazy how during the hard stuff it felt like we would never make it through.  Now, when I read back I had actually forgotten about a lot of the crazy hard snags.  How can that be?  I guess we just keep on moving forward and as we do the bad stuff fades away into a blur.

I was so encouraged and amazed by how far we’ve come. Because if I’m being honest I sometimes  I feel discouraged about stuff.  I can get wrapped up in stuff that in the grand scheme of things just does not matter.  I can find myself crossing over into the all too familar darkness of fear.

But today- I am humbled.  And thankful.  And excited!  I’m excited and expectant for what lies ahead.  I’ve got a feeling deep down in my gut that this life is only getting better and I want to be ready. I can feel the pull.  The pull of being drawn into yet another season of preparation.  Preparation for what you may ask?  I’m not sure!  But I do know one thing for certain.  It’s gonna be good.

Stay tuned.


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    Diana Elizabeth
    June 27, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    Have you ever seen the movie Sliding Doors? It’s an oldie. I try not to over think those moves that change the rest of my life or else it’ll make me OVER think. The great news, God knows and he’s moving us according to His plan, so his will can be done. The future is so exciting! 🙂

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      September 7, 2016 at 9:06 am

      Yes! I love that movie!!! I hear you…over-thinking isn’t a good idea. I’m always trying to keep things balanced…you know..allowing my head to be in the clouds while keeping feet are firmly planting on the ground…life is a wild ride! Thanks for stopping by-I love your blog by the way! are inspiring! xo

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    February 22, 2017 at 10:48 am

    Amazing blog post. Very enjoyable!

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    Laneshia Lamb
    February 22, 2017 at 11:06 am

    Looking back can definitely be hard and messy but often times it’s necessary to move forward or has been in my case. Congrats on your accomplished task and good luck moving forward.

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    Stacey Lynn
    February 22, 2017 at 11:08 am

    I can really relate. My own blog is brand new and I had to move everything over from a free WordPress account that I had held over a year. Reorganizing everything was so excited, I didn’t even go to bed the first night! (Paid for that for days, LOL!) But I look forward to seeing and reading more. Have a great day!

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      May 11, 2017 at 12:07 pm

      Thanks! I will stop by and visit your blog too!

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    February 22, 2017 at 11:49 am


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