Sunday, May 24, 2009

the 26th year me!

the 26th year…

Year 25 was marked by big changes in my life, in our life together, a new house, a new job, a new puppy…and on and on…

It seems from the outside that year 26 was much more mellow, less going on, less changes, more peace.
But that might be a little less like the truth than I’d like to admit.

While year 25 was all about getting the outsides of our life clean and kept up, year 26 marked a year of great inner workings…

It was marked by immeasurably more lessons than I ever thought possible to squeeze in 12 short months.
It marked the beginning of new things – new dreams, new plans and a new outlook on our future.
It was marked by a new dedication to become debt-free.
It was marked by the difficulties of being intimate with a new church plant.
It was marked by nurturing new friendships and deepening the roots of older ones.
It was marked by a growing commitment to strengthen our marriage in new ways.
It was marked by hard lessons of patience and timing and sovereignty and peace.

It was marked by so many things that I don’t have the words for…
Things that go deeper than words and blogs and sentences strung together, trying to make sense of a year in the past.

“There is immeasurably more left inside than what comes out in words.”
- Dostoevsky

26 was a good year.
But I have a sneaking suspicion that 27 will be even better.

Via {something’s hiding in here}


Rachel said...

Are you pregnant??

Jess said...

nope...but you know you'd be one of the first to know if that was the case!

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