Its been awhile since I’ve posted a long and meaningful post. The last couple of weeks have been a bit crazy. Labor day weekend we went to Fresno, CA to celebrate my grandparents’ birthday. We prayed they would have a long and meaningful life, especially after my grandfather’s heart attack earlier in the year. It was nice to spend time with family, that I haven’t spent time with for over a decade. The weekend was filled with laughter and joy, and I am glad that I took the time to make it out to Fresno. I initially had no intentions of attending because I had initially slotted to go to Tijuana with close friends.
As mentioned, in previous posts, I started a new temporary job three weeks ago. This job has been a blessing in disguise, it’s amazing how God answers prayers to prepare us for the plans He has for us.
I love my new job, it’s a shame I only signed on to be contracted. I never thought I would like it as much as I do. This job is paying my bills, wedding expenses, and the expenses to see Miles this week. If I didn’t have the job … well… we’d be in trouble. What I love is that this job promotes healthy boundaries between work and family, prioritizes family first, has amazing leadership, and allows me to thrive in my creative/strategic strengths. I love troubleshooting loops of software systems. I also love that management sees my strengths and utilizes it.
The youth program I oversee started last Wednesday. A lot of my time has been spent preparing for that launch. It was such a blessing to see our launch and the folks who turned out. I’m at a place where I feel so loved, by so many people, who know my genuine self. Is this what thirty feels like? I’m definitely blessed.
Wedding planning has been…. awful. haha. Our costs keep going up every week and let’s just say we are thoroughly thankful that God provided me with this job when he did. I’m definitely not a wedding person … with forty days left .. I have no idea what we’re going to do. Help?!
Last but not least…. I will be attending Miles’ funeral this week. It will be one of the saddest moments I’ve experienced but I am blessed that God provided me with a work environment that financially provides and allows me to be with my family during this time. I am so proud of my sister and the strength she’s displayed during the hardship of losing her child. She amazes me. We were so different growing up, and disagreed on so many things, but as we age – I’ve grown to respect her resilience/love more and more.
Lord please watch over us during this week and bless baby B, as he struggles to hold on. Please hold Miles in heaven, next to your right hand, and let him watch over us in peace. In your name, amen.