In Our Home:
This month has been a big month for our family.
A few years ago we packed up everything we owned and moved our little family of (then) three across the country to Colorado. My husband took a dream job and we decided to take a leap of faith and head West. God had been making us uncomfortable for sometime and we knew we were heading into a 90% unchurched area.
It was our mission field for three years.
I can never express what the years in Colorado did in our lives, but suffice it to say it was big. Really big. We died and came back to life in so many ways. We were forced to work together as a couple and as a family. We experienced extreme loneliness but also the deepest community during our time out West.
We took a big road trip as a family last October, and in the end, we discovered our desire to travel more and be a family more. We loved the simplicity of life and discovered that we really did work hard to live in one of the most expensive places this country has to offer. We missed our family. We missed the south. We missed home.
In My Heart:
I’m feeling really lost in so many ways, but really settled in so many others.
Moving to Virginia has been my desire for two years, and it’s such a relief and answer to prayer to finally be here.
What’s weirder to me is that I’ve learned a lot of people read this little blog from this area and so now they… um, you? … are reading this and know that I feel a little weird. ha. It’s a strange thing to me to be “known” but not know you. It’s the conundrum of blogging. I open up, but you don’t unless you have a blog and tell me about it and I get to read it. Or meet you in person.
I’m rambling, but that’s my heart right now. A little rambly. A little unsure of myself. A little unsure of what life is like now that we’ve finally made it to this place in Virginia. A little raw and vulnerable. A little … hopeful?
What I’m Reading:
I didn’t do as much reading in February as I hoped to. There were many days and nights that I was just too exhausted to read, write, or do anything except veg in front of the TV.
What I’m Watching:
What I’m Listening to:
I spent a lot of time listening to podcasts this month as I packed boxes and cleaned out our home.
Grace Laced Motherhood with Ruth Simons on Inspired to Action
It was so, so, so refreshing! I believe it’s my favorite podcast from Inspired to Action to date. I needed these reminders as a mother who often feels like a failure.
EntreFamily Podcast continue to be the first ones I listen to when I open my podcast app. I love hearing from families like us.
On the Blog:
February was another fun month at Intentional By Grace. Even though several of my plans had to be put on hold for our big move, I’m looking forward to what we have in store this Spring at Intentional By Grace.
Popular Posts in February:
What’s Coming on the Blog:
What were you into in February?
You can read what I did in January here.
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