Something I love about the blogging community is that there are people out there who, by choice, invite you into their homes each day by clicking on your site. And I, as the writer of my blog, invite you into mine. You are able to get glimpses into my life and thoughts (and vice versa) and we form a little connection through that. We may be going through the same things so it's nice to feel like you are on the same page with someone, or we may have a totally opposite lifestyles so it's fun to explore something other than your "norm". Blogging is good for so many reasons, but one of my favorites is the unity and encouragement you are able to both give and receive.
There are certain blogs that I feel connected to because of the writer and the little relationship we have built through common ground. I have met some of these girls in real life and there are a few that I have yet to, but feel uniquely connected to, regardless. When one of these people mention something they are going through that is difficult, it strikes a chord with me, much as it would with a "flesh friend", and I add them to my prayer list. I love love love that I am able to pray for specific needs for these people that have stumbled into my life via blogging. I love that I am able to minister to others through my blogging. I love that I am able to rejoice with you in your triumphs! I love that by the divine rulership of our God, I have been able to point several girls to the Lord Jesus Christ. I love that I know that without a shadow of a doubt if I asked you to pray about something with me, you would flood my comments with encouragement and fill the Heavens with intercession on my behalf. You've done it before, (with my little nephew Maxwell), and I know you would do it again.
Husby and I have been absolutely astounded at the Lord and His work in our lives together - His provision, blessings and how He has gently reminded us time after time that He has us securely in the sweet palm of His hand. Husby is in the middle of applying and interviewing for Residency programs. He graduates in May (YAY!) and Residency begins in July. We are trusting God's perfect plan to unfold itself before us and I'd be honored if you joined me in praying for us during this time concerning "The Residency Match". (The whole process is big, long, confusing and somewhat frightening. I would explain how it works, but you'd just be even more confused. Just trust me.) ... We are at a point where it would be easy for stress and anxiety to entangle us and hold us captive (and there are moments when it does), but ultimately the Lord has so graciously filled us with His peace. He is beautifully faithful and we want nothing more than to be obedient to His will.
I just wanted to give you a glimpse into the more serious things going on with us right now. I know I enjoy reading about the big, real things going on with you all, and I hope you can get a better sense of our life in the moment through this time of "limbo" we are hanging in. I am so grateful for your uplifting words and the time you take to lift our little family up in prayer. Know that I do the same for many of you, and know that I am always available if you need an extra prayer warrior.
You, my friends, readers, and kindred souls, are jewels. You are sparkling gems amidst the confusing dust of life, and I am thankful for you. Thanks for reading and thanks for your sweet, sweet spirits. Blessings to you.