If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been a bit off the grid.
I’d like to say that I’m self-imposed vacation, but honestly it’s all God. Kind of more of a sabbatical, I would say. If it were truly up to me, I’d continue to work at an unprecedented speed (type “A” may as well be type “Alyssa”). If it were up to me, I would be spending my days running around caring for my little girl and my nights furiously typing out the lessons and profound truths that He has made known. But, I’m choosing not to let it be up to me. I am choosing to leave it up to Him. Every day, making the choice to hand over the things that I feel like I need to do. And let God do what He would instead.
So, because of this pause that He has called me to, I’ve spent the last few months taking a break from the blog and more recently even taking a break from most all of the replying and social media bits. And, now, I feel it’s time to fess up and make it official. Clue everyone in.
No, I haven’t fallen off the face of the planet. No, I’m not wallowing in self pity. Yes, I have a million bajillion things that I can’t wait to share with you. But, I’m going to have to do exactly what I feel like God’s been calling me to do… Or, rather, NOT do. So, me and you … We are gonna have to wait. (I know, you are on edge of your seat, huh? Hehe.)
These past few weeks and right now… I’m to be still. Simply. Completely. Taking the break that He has lead me to. Letting Him make my agenda and following Him, wherever He may go.
It seems that this period of rest will be coming to a close this fall. I’m not sure what God has in store and I don’t want to stifle His plan or His timeline, but I can say that as of now, you should expect to see me “back” sometime when the leaves begin changing color.
Until then, Austyn and I are continuing to enjoy each day and continuing to put our trust in Him alone. Here are a few pictures from a couple of the adventures we’ve had thus far. Right now, we are enjoying the sunny beaches of Florida, soaking up the sun, twirling in the gulf breeze, dancing in the occasional thunderstorm, and falling asleep to the quiet rhythm of the waves.
Austyn’s Beautiful Smile. 16 Months Old.
Loving and praying for you. Thanking you for your continued support. Can’t wait to catch ya’ll later. :]
STAY brave. STAY strong. DON’T ever give up. Anything is possible. <3