I wrote these words in my last week in Germany as I wrestled with our In Between-ness. The circumstances are different today, a week after we moved to Australia, but the sentiments are still the same.
I pause in the morning, and I write down what I know is true, I write down what I see.
We get to stay with Mama, she cooks for us, cleans for us and does our laundry. Thank you, God.
I get to spend more time with Husband’s friends whom I love, I get to have a community and family in Frankfurt, thank you God.
The sun has been shining, and it is so beautiful. Thank you, God.
Husband gets time with our boys that he’s never had before. They love it and adore him. Thank you, God.
They are speaking German more and more, and so am I, with increasing confidence and skill. Thank you, God.
We fly today to Australia, this day is finally here. Thank you, God.
Open wider, oh eyes. Can you see his goodness here in the In Between? Can you feel the tender touch of grace that is always there even when pain says, it is only I here.
I can feel my spirit lighten.
Gratitude is my guide through the In Between, it is the gentle teacher that leads me truthfully in a pathway of peace. Worry, fear and doubt try to steal my attention and my joy, but thanksgiving is my bed of rest and beauty.
4 thoughts on “day 29: giving thanks”
i love writing down my gratitudes … they make me realize what God is doing right and left! it’s a great recalibrater, isn’t it!
thanks for these words today.
we made it through our transitions, we made it through 31 days. yay!
Yes we are there! Thanks so much for coming along on the journey, Linda. I appreciate you.
Wanted to let you know I linked to your series and post on saying goodbye in my post today:-) http://scrapingraisins.blogspot.com/2015/10/day-30-12-survival-tips-for-re-entry-31.html
I have really enjoyed your series on transition! (You’re pretty much the only one I’m following regularly, btw).
Thank you Leslie. It has been GREAT to get to know you and read your series as well.