"This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Well, friends, there have been some pretty incredible life changes going on in the Ezell household. I will start with Ethan's news - last week, he accepted Jesus as his Savior. I am so proud of him, because that is the one, single, most important decision a person can EVER make. So important, in fact, that it completely changes the course of the individual's eternity. Ethan has chosen an eternity of life, rather than suffering. Praise. The. Lord.
The second life changing event is that Dave was laid off. While this came as a surprise, we are approaching it as a blessing, and looking for God to lead us through. Times of great difficulty forges great faith. All we are asked to do is believe that God has our path planned, and He will provide. This doesn't mean that I don't wake up at night worrying about our finances, or about Ella's arrival in a few short months. These are all very human reactions. Faith comes in when I give it all the Creator of the universe, and ask Him for guidance, which He gives freely if we pay attention.
So, you may be asking, what are you going to do?! Well, I will tell you. Currently, Dave and I both believe that I should go back to work while he takes up the home duties and child-rearing efforts. During this time, Dave is looking into different careers options, and he will possibly be returning to school. We are both at peace with this decision, AND when I return to work after maternity leave, Ella will be in some pretty capable hands. (Not to mention father-daughter bonding time! 😊) I am looking forward to getting back into Speech-Language Pathology, I have missed it! It's both therapeutic, and a creative outlet for me, AND it's a way for me to provide for my family during our transition to God's path for us! If you ask me, that's a win-win situation.
In the meantime, we had a visit from a blind cyclops...
Oh, he cracked me up. He walked around in this state for a good ten minutes. Until it turned into this...
I promise, I put the patch over ONE eye, and he maneuvered it into these positions!
I have also been busy planting a few plants around the house and just trying to make it a bit more home-ified. I cleaned up the back porch and spray painted a few items. It is now one of my favorite places to just go and sit, mainly because there isn't anything in sight that HAS to be done!
I also worked on the outdoor entry space in the front, and I must say that I am pleased with it. There is still some TLC that needs to happen, but for now, it is an improvement.
Well, my friends, there's not too much going on, but there is enough. Blessings to you all.
3 good things:
1.) getting some additional quality family time
2.) feeling God's peace in the middle of it all
3.) Halloween wigs