I have a book I made after the 1st year we had here in Atlanta. A book I wanted to fill with memories of that 1st year… One my boys could look back (esp. the older two) and remember how God moved throughout a circumstance that was less than ideal at the moment. He knew what was to come though. He knew we needed that time to heal. To renew. To be poured into. These last 3+ years not being a Pastors wife have taught me a lot. From the moment I got married at 19 years old, I was put into a position where I had people looking up to me or watching me. I can’t say every moment of that was good.
I can see Gods hand without a doubt in pulling us from Ministry in 2011… and forcing us to focus on ourselves. To be in the congregation as a church member… and to see things from a different perspective. We not only were able to work on our marriage and family… but it also was a time used to heal friendships, inward battles… and insecurities. So thankful for City of Refuge. So thankful for the friendships we have built here in Atlanta.
Since I haven’t had a chance to take out my camera the last few weeks and capture moments around here… I thought some may enjoy this glimpse back in time a bit… to those 1st 12 mo. here in Georgia. Looking back on these photos I realize how quickly the time has gone. Thankful for the memories… and lessons throughout.
and to think… that was just the 1st year.
The second year here, the Lord blessed us with this cute little knot.
Even throughout that very difficult pregnancy… and hard adjustment from 3 kids to 4.. I saw the Lord at work. Our family… and this journey is so full of awesome testimony and Gods hand on our family. We are so thankful… and blessed.
I look forward to documenting this upcoming move. I have a few jobs to finish for Boba. A newborn session next week… and we have an obvious big job ahead of packing up a house with four kids in it. So taking out my camera to capture the boys among all of this, isnt high on my list :) – but I will try harder to be intentional about that once things get finalized a bit.
We did make an offer on a house this week… but it was countered with a higher price tag… and we decided it wasn’t for us. We wanted it to work because we didn’t want to have to move to a rental, then move again (That make move 10!)… but I also know that when the time is right, God will open a door to the perfect house for us and our family.
So our next move wont be the last it seems ;-) – but hopefully the 10th move will be within the same town haha.. and we will plant some actual roots. I look forward to building community with the church we will serve at… and getting into the routine living in a new town. Thanks for all the prayers… and don’t forget you can keep up with our daily adventures over on my instagram @dreawood