This is my favorite season of the year. I love Fall and Christmas. But just as weather patterns have seasons, so do we as moms, sisters, friends, and women. I’ve been through seasons of busyness, waiting, hustling, and intention. For some time, I’ve been feeling the call to a season of stillness and rest.
This Thanksgiving, my family and I moved to Vermont. If I was being honest with myself, I’d say we ran away. We ran away from the distractions, the noise, the busy-ness. I try to live my life guided by faith, and I prayed for clarity for some time as I felt the nudge into this season. Just as God has promised, he answered me, with an unmistakable clarity. He told me it was time to rest, to pause, to reflect; and guided by our faith, we made the scary and radical decision to leave our hometown, our dear friends and our families to a place we had never visited. We didn’t stop to try to understand the calling, we put our faith ahead of our fear and we answered the call.
As you can imagine, this came as quite a surprise for everyone we knew and loved. We didn’t even have answers ourselves to really put into words what had been placed on our hearts.
I want to assure you that we are well. Nothing happened that caused us to make this decision other than the small whisper to “be still”. We made the decision to move and then everything happened at lightning speed. I’m sure our decision left many with uncertainty and concern for us. In less than 5 weeks we had our home rented and an old farmhouse with generations of love having lived in it, found us in a small little town called Charlotte. God has been all over this move showing us clarity in times of doubt and fear.
I don’t know what the next season will call for, or how long this season will last. But I do know that when we ask, He provides.
We’re enjoying the days in Vermont laying low and taking in the sights and beauty all around us. It truly is breathtaking! And it really does look like a scene straight our of a Hallmark movie.