HI! I'm back. So, I've moved a lot in my lifetime but besides moving from Egypt to America in 2000, this was a BIG ONE. Going from NH to PA was quite the ordeal. Between packing everything up, loading it (lots of stairs), cleaning, driving 9 hours (not fun with an antsy pregnant lady that has to drive alone and a special shout out to Matt Kratz for taking a train from PA all the way to NH to just drive the U-Haul back to PA), unpacking (shout out to all the amazing people who helped!), and now setting our townhouse up so it's a home, I am EXHAUSTED. The cool thing is that my exhaustion is also filled with so much joy and gratitude; it's a good kind of tired. With that said, the last couple of days I have felt more pregnant than ever! I can tell my body is tired because my back is aching so I made sure to take time for extra rest. Also, we have no wifi in our home for a while (hence why it took so long to post-hello coffee shops). Needless to say, we are here and we are EXCITED! Now if you've been following me you know we leave on Friday (May 13th) to head to MA for my brother's graduation, then we head to ME May 18 to get ready for Graham's graduation on the 21st, then we head to Disney for a week, then back to MA for 2 weeks... It's going to be quite a crazy 5 weeks but we are excited! Getting all the madness in before out little one arrives in October. So why is this under the Faith section? Well, I am going to be honest with you.
With all this craziness, I have neglected my time with God. I mean, I love that God is with me ALL day long-His presence is constant. BUT, extra time with Him where I can quite my heart and my mind and dig deep into His Truth is so essential for my soul nourishment that I notice when I don't have it. It's interesting when we lose structure in our day, what we actually do make time for and what we don't. Last night I made the decision to go to bed early after several late nights, wake up early, start my day with Him and fill my Spirit and holy moly what a difference! My heart and spirit is just so full. Truly there is nothing more satisfied than an intimate relationship with our Lord. He is the answer, He is the way, He is the truth, He is the life. Learn from my mistakes; don't compromise your time with Him. He is the very reason I invest in everything else in my life. Without Him, my workouts, nutrition, desire to serve, my marriage...EVERYTHING--all those things become fruitless. He must be the center. Once this happens, you notice more joy, peace, patience, kindness, and all the fruits of the Spirit begin to overflow out of you-not because your circumstances are perfect, but because we can rest in His perfect presence.
A Bit About ME!
Hey friend! My name is Caren and I am so glad you stopped by! This blog is a bit of my corner on the internet where I share honest thoughts about my faith journey, fitness journey, doctor wife journey, and motherhood journey. ALL of it! The good bad and ugly! I pray that something I share encourages you today!