What I Learned This Spring (2018 edition)

It’s that time of year. The time when we look back over the last season and take inventory of what we learned.

“We”? Yep. I’m joining up with some friends over at Emily’s.

Here’s what I’ve learned this spring.

*Supporting my husband during a job change was scary and wonderful at the same time*

I don’t want to forget this. It’s hard to give your spouse, who is the primary money-bringer-home-person, the freedom and encouragement to have a hard conversation with his leader at work about how he thought he might be in the wrong seat on the bus.

Yep. That’s sort of scary.

But it’s better than not recognizing and addressing it.

Thankfully, Nathan has a fantastic leader. He found him a better seat on the bus and my husband’s joy is back.

Moral of the story: have the scary conversation.

 

*Some days you might open your van door and have a wandering, random dog hop in and settle in for a ride.*

We had just arrived home and noticed a dog walking next to our house. After calling to him and checking for a collar or tag and finding none, my son opened the van to get something out and the dog jumped inside.

This was quite a shock for my youngest son who had opted to sit in the van because he was afraid the dog might be rabid.

After driving around a bit, posting his photo online and wondering if I was going to have to keep this nameless dog, we found the owner.

His name was Pete. The dog’s name, not the owner’s.

 

*7th grade isn’t so bad*

Our oldest just finished 7th grade. I learned a few things and kind of enjoyed it 🙂

 

*I love helping get other people connected, but I’m struggling in a season of feeling lonely and disconnected, myself.*

I wrote a post a couple months about about finding your place.  Connecting other people truly is a passion of mine, but this season has been difficult for me. Lately, I’ve been feeling an overwhelming wave of loneliness. I’m in the awkward stage at our new-ish church where we aren’t brand new anymore, but we still don’t know many people or had much opportunity to develop close friends.

It’s been harder than I expected. I’m grieving the loss of connection we had at our previous church and trying to find the energy and emotional capacity to keep working at this.

I bet I’m not the only one who feels this way.

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These are some of my big “lessons learned” this spring. Hop over to Emily’s to check out her list and all the other great links.

 

2 thoughts on “What I Learned This Spring (2018 edition)

  1. Hard to remember while you’re going through it, but the hard things are often the most beautiful. Glad you guys are looking back from the other side!

  2. ” Connecting other people truly is a passion of mine, but this season has been difficult for me. Lately, I’ve been feeling an overwhelming wave of loneliness. I’m in the awkward stage at our new-ish church where we aren’t brand new anymore, but we still don’t know many people or had much opportunity to develop close friends.

    It’s been harder than I expected. I’m grieving the loss of connection we had at our previous church and trying to find the energy and emotional capacity to keep working at this.”

    No, you are not the only one. I feel like we are twins right now. You are definitely my people…

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