Tuesday, October 17, 2006

A Season of New Beginnings

Teagan started walking last week. She can take up to ten steps at a time, now, averaging about six. She is bursting with pride and happiness about her newfound skill.

Ironically, as the leaves die and fall, and we continue to contemplate life without Grandpa, our family faces a season of new beginnings. For years, now, Tom and I have enjoyed day trips to Washington, DC, to explore the national monuments and Smithsonian museums, to visit with friends and attend events. Now, we will live outside of the beltway! Logan seems as eager as we do for the proximity to all that the nation's capitol has to offer. Especially, I know, he looks forward to riding the Metro. We can benefit from City Life without City Living & I feel safe in the "Cluster" we've chosen in Reston. I look forward to developing our new acquaintances and the reunions with old friends, just in time for our national day of Thanksgiving and the celebration of Christ's birth.

There are, no doubt, stressors that weigh down our daily routine with new lengthy lists of Top Priority "To-Do's," but we are also filled with an undercurrent of joy, considering the colorful Fall, snowy Winter, blossoming Spring, and mild Summer that shall fill up our next year. Working hard when the prize is in sight is easy. I can endure the mine field...or rather, obstacle course, that is our living space right now, as empty boxes land in random places, and filled ones are stacked to the ceiling, because I feel the fullness of this moment in time. I feel the purpose of what we are tackling. This is what I have always hoped for--Living Life Intentionally. We made decisions & acted out our faith, so now--the pay off. Oh, how glorious those glowing oranges and reds will look to me when we drive to our new home in just ten days.

Happy New Year!

Genesis 1:14-19
And God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark seasons and days and years, and let them be lights in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth." And it was so. God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. God set them in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth, to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the fourth day.

New International Version (NIV)
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