Friday, April 20, 2012

Five Minute Friday {And Then Some}: Together

Some seasons are lonely, hard, filled with anxiety and pain.
Sometimes people do not know how to be there for you.
Sometimes it is because you just do not let them in.
A lot of times.

We have been in flux, a holding pattern for a few years now.
Infertility. Chronic Pain. Changing countries, jobs, careers, life direction.
Waiting for the Lord to reveal the whys and hows of this next season.

And even waiting to buy a house.
Searching for a year.
Finally making the best choice {in our price range}
Putting in an offer
And then
more waiting
and waiting
and waiting.

One month
Two months
Three, then four
And sometimes you wonder will it EVER, EVER, EVER change
This waiting.
This holding.

Five months and finally, key in hand, we walk through our front door.

And suddenly, friends flock to help, parents fly across the water, people give up their evenings to paint and to clean and to make meals to help us transition this house into our home.

You see, I realize now, they have been waiting too.
Sorrowing in the shadows.
Wishing they could move the hands of time for us
And make our dreams come true.

And knowing that words often hurt more help in the rawest of places, they silently waited supporting...
And now, as we hold one promise in our hands, we find many arms gathering around us
rejoicing FOR us
Loving ON us
Seeing WITH us.
Finding the courage to know that God is not slack concerning His promises.

That together, in the shadows or in arms, we stand stronger.

We have been busy all week preparing to move
{this weekend}
into our new home!

More words and pictures to come next week as we settle in.
I CAN'T WAIT to share it with you lovelies!
Thank you for all of your faithful prayers
and beautiful words of support and encouragement.
You SO Rock!


loni said... Best Blogger Tips

How exciting with your new home TOGETHER!  You look so young . . . and what delights God has in store for you TOGETHER as you trust and lean on Him!  Thank you for sharing!

Michele-Lyn Ault said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so awesome! How exciting for you! Congratulations :)

Denise J. Hughes said... Best Blogger Tips

"Sorrowing in the shadows." Oh, Lindsey, these words made me pause. Just to ponder the significance of their meaning. To have friends, loved ones, who sorrow in the shadows. That is such a beautiful image. In my loneliest of seasons, when I felt as if no one was there, I know there was at least one Person in my life who sorrowed in the shadows. Christ has always been there. Thank you for this beautiful reminder. 

And congratulations on your new home! That is so exciting!

Eva said... Best Blogger Tips

Moved by your words (always)! Beautiful post!

Alia Joy said... Best Blogger Tips

Loved this post. I have known seasons and waiting and sorrow. And joy and the promises of God. Beautiful words. Thanks for sharing them and congrats on the new digs. 

alwaysalleluia said... Best Blogger Tips

I LOVED this!! Lindsey I am thrilled for you two, and the photos?! Priceless!! So thankful God has answered this long prayer. He is so good!!

kells said... Best Blogger Tips

so happy for you! I know that waiting to have your own place all too well. congrats!!!!!! 

Kate Mckimmet said... Best Blogger Tips

That's great news!  I also loved this reminder of the whole community sharing your journey, praying and waiting with you.  I'm reminded of this now in my own waiting period - I'm reminded of the saying that it takes a village to raise a child and we're experiencing that right now as our whole community, family and others come together to support us through our journeys.  Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Cara @ WhimsySmitten said... Best Blogger Tips

Yes, Lindsey. Know that those who love you grieve when you grieve, and celebrate when you celebrate. We pray on your behalf and beg God for the beautiful gifts you deserve, those you have waited for...those where the waiting doesn't make sense. Happy you have your home. Wish I could be there to help ready it alongside you! Someday... <3

Jennifer Camp said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, Lindsey, I am so thrilled for you -- and I am so encouraged by your reminder about the significance of loving, praying for, and supporting dear friends. The Father will show us what it needs to look like . . . and it will be felt.  Love to you!

Amy D. said... Best Blogger Tips

Congratulations! I am sure the wait was agony, but it makes the joy SO MUCH SWEETER! I don't know you, but I am happy for you, all the same. :) 

Tammy Perlmutter said... Best Blogger Tips

Lindsey, I'm so glad you've found your home!!! Answered prayer can get you a long way in the waiting. 

nontobeko said... Best Blogger Tips

Glory to God, so much hope. God bless u guys.

nontobeko said... Best Blogger Tips

Glory to God, so much hope. God bless u guys.

Ms. Kathleen said... Best Blogger Tips

Isn't God awesome, so amazing, so faithful, so true... ! And you are so blessed with family and friends and internet friends who continue to lift you both up in prayer! Have a wonderful day!

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