Let your first response be to God because your best response will be from God.
It’s funny how God can change your life in ways you’d never expect. He brings people in your life, even if it’s just to cross your path for a moment in time to teach you just how much loves you. It’s funny because Kyle and I always joke that sometimes it feels like we need a “getaway” from our littles, even just for 24 hours, so we can reconnect and in turn it makes us better parents to our children. Yet being in New York for 5 days without them all made my heart ache.
Don’t get me wrong, I had an amazing time, and had the wonderful opportunity to make so many amazing connections while I was there. I found myself amazed by big city life that, at times, was overwhelming yet I found myself somewhat settling into the routine of the heat, humidity, subway and taxi driven excitement that seems to surround New York City in a way that I can’t explain. Though I hadn’t been in the US for long when the towers fell, I could clearly see how the people there became even more instantaneously connected than they thought they were. While I could never see myself living there I understand the attraction.
What I did learn while I was gone was that I missed my other half, who makes this new journey with Pollinate Media and the growth of Rags to Stitches so much more alive and real inside of me. My other half who tweeted people he knew in New York that I was there and allowed me to make some great connections, who kept up with my tweets and encouraged me to be the woman who he knows I could be. I wish I could share some of the wonderful text messages I got from him daily. I was stretched to the core, but came out stronger and more excited than ever for the growth of Pollinate Media Group in the coming months.
I think sometimes embarking on a new adventure can be scary, but this one is scary in an incredible, exciting way and I can already see doors opening and plans I felt the Lord stirring months ago coming to fruition. I can only say I’m thankful for a God who knows what I need before I need it and begins to give us the tools we need to accomplish his plans for our life sometimes long before we even realize we need them.
I’m also thankful for my husband and family who walk alongside me as I embark on these adventures and for my children’s sweet voices that remind me each night I’m gone how much they miss me and can’t wait for me to get home.
I know you are all anxiously awaiting a recap of my time at BlogHer ’12 in NY and trust me I have some wonderful things to share with you. But, today I’m going to soak up some time with my family, maybe take a nap and catch up on some emails. If you’ve connected with me over the last few days, you are not forgotten, I’m hoping to get caught up as quick as I can.
What are you learning about yourself lately? Are there new doors opening in your life?