In July our older daughter and her family moved 850 miles from our city to Charlotte, NC, and she was invited to speak at the farewell dinner for them at our church. She used the theme of 9 months. She and her husband got their daughter nine months after they committed to adopt their first child; she carried each of the other three children for nine months (more or less); and the short stay they expected here in Quincy, Illinois, between her husband’s previous ministry in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago and his next pastorate became–yes, 9 months.
Imagine my surprise when I returned to my blog today and discovered that it has been 9 months since I posted! And what changes the 9 months have brought! I’m adding this particular photo from last fall to illustrate and symbolize those changes–NONE of our big, beautiful maple trees in the 2016 photo are left in 2017.
Future blogs will fill in some of the blanks of those months, but today that very particular time length seems like a promise of greater things to come! I’m imagining a new design for my blog, more frequent but shorter posts, conversations with readers–a fresh start. Please come along!