perspective

Here's a life update. 


Last week I didn't blog, totally unintentionally. 
I just couldn't fit it in. I was busy shifting my perspective. 
We're still not in Boston, but here's an example of a perspective shift. 
Perspective 1: We're still not in Boston, boo. I hate being a burden to family and fundraising is hard and living in transition is hard and this is so scary and what if the Lord isn't good and what if He called us to something too hard for us to even start?!



Perspective 2: Still not in Boston, but things are progressing! God is moving on our behalf and my husband is graciously moving slowly and surely to provide for us, so we don't rush into a bad situation financially! It's a little tough to feel like we're in the way all the time, but instead of dwelling on how we feel like a burden - we're trying to be a blessing! Serve where we're at! Love people where we're at! Preach the gospel to our little family day in and day out to practice how we're going to preach it (with our words and lives) in Boston! We're here now, but we'll be there soon!



You like how that works? 
Me too:) 
But it takes about a whole week of non-blogging to shift into that. 


Now let me tell you something sweet about transition. 
If you find yourself in the process of fundraising to plant a church and living with your best friends/family and in a house with six children under seven - rejoice! What fun! But also, have a plan for 4pm. 
Because if you thought 4pm was grim with 3 kids, it's a whole 'nother story with 6. And thus, we invented 4pm driveway time. 




The Rubes (my beautiful gestational sister) and I just block the driveway off with a car, pull out scooters, bikes, tricycles, helmets, balls, chalk, and whatever else our children seem to be interested in. Then we grab two chairs for ourselves, a cup of coffee, some magazines, and we make it till dinner time. 
Some might see driveway time as a burden, but you're so wrong. 
It's a blessing. 
A miracle even. 





*please note: beautiful pregnant Ruby was absent this day from driveway time, so Hunkle Nick stepped in and assisted. And then all of the children assisted him in prepping Walters Baby Quatros crib! Babies and sanders! Wonderful combo:)