I usually don’t write on a Sunday, but I have to be honest, I’ve have a few“project” posts lined up this week and I don’t think sharing life updates would really mesh well with them. Yes, projects as in, sponsored posts. Hey, we are self-employed, every little bit helps. Ain’t no shame! Haha, okay I’m digressing here.
So, let me catch you up. It’s been crazy. Cotter crazy. And I keep relaying (in my head), my January post. The post where I share my NEW YEAR PHRASE, to be open and ready for whatever God had planned for us in 2014. Well, after six months of waiting, I’m impatient. I think I had expected more progress and change. I made it a GOAL to be ready and open to whatever God had planned for us, but in reality, I wanted those plans to be MY PLANS and to go MY WAY… SOONER vs LATER!
I wanted us to be free of financial burdens, I wanted us to be able to find more rest (mentally more than anything), I wanted my husband to be able to race whenever and regain the respect he deserves in the sport of triathlon. I wanted to be at his side at every event, cheering!
Yes, I had expectations. But, I (we) fell short of those expectations. And THAT was all in God’s plan. To be humbled. To learn that being ready for HIS plans means to LET GO of ours. To fall again, but stand up stronger.
To act self-reliant, but then come to the humble realization that you can’t do any of this without each other.
Nobody ever said when you dream big it will all come to fruition right away. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Dreaming big is like building a house —> you make a plan, you build a foundation, you set up structure, and then you go to work with your bare hands. You stop when you need rest, you ask for other to help, you sometimes need to change things, but you keep going building it up one day at a time.
So that’s where we are. UP. Fall seven times, get UP eight. We are going to finish UP the season building on what we have left. Either way, it’s making TRUE progress and LIVING PURPOSEFUL (and bold)!
Here’s to the second half of 2014, standing UP!