I didn’t think I was going to get in an adventure for March, but God was good! I was able to do my friend Tiffany’s adventure #152 – Go fly a kite. March seemed to take on a life of its own and I was having difficulty finding time on a windy day. I was walking home from work the last week of March and realized that I had about an hour free that evening and the wind was gusting. I grabbed my new butterfly kite (see picture above) and stepped out to see what would happen. I had so much fun! I can’t remember the last time that I flew a kite. Granted, I wasn’t in a super open space, and the wind was a bit spotty, but it was a joy to be outside enjoying the Lord’s creation and giggling like a school girl. 🙂
Butterflies symbolize new life. I honestly wasn’t thinking about that when I bought the kite. Little did I know as I flew that butterfly kite that my life would be changing by the end of the week. I found out that my university position is going away and my tasks distributed to other employees, so I’ll be looking for a new job and home (I live on campus) by June 1st.
Currently, I’m in the middle of packing for my 22nd move (I think, I’m starting to lose track) over my almost 37 years. I’ve calculated that I typically move every 1-3 year (since I was 18). That’s a lot of moves for this little “doesn’t like change and wants roots” gal. Thankfully, as my mom mentioned the other day, I have moving down to a fine art now. 🙂 I have my lists, tubs, storage unit, and plan all lined out!
As I wrestled through this unexpected change, the Lord graciously reminded me of His goodness. I was at prayer group when I felt the Lord prompting me to remember His love and care for me in the past through every single one of my moves. He impressed on me that He has always had me and always will. I immediately felt peaceful that even though I was surprised, God my Father is not surprised. He allowed this to go through His hands of sovereignty and will use it for His glory and my good.
My core group (a group of three ladies who meet regularly from church) has been reading “In His Image” by Jenn Wilkins. We study a different character trait of God monthly. Guess what this month is? “God Most Good.” I read it at the end of March so that I could focus on it for the month of April. The Lord knew before I did that I would need to meditate on His goodness through all of this change.
So many sweet reminders from the Lord before I knew anything was happening! So now I look to the future with anticipation of the “new life” God is crafting for me and a deeper understanding of God’s goodness. Not just His goodness in general, but His goodness specifically for me.
Oh, and if you’re looking for something to do any weekend between now and Memorial day weekend, let me know. I’ve got a few boxes you can help move. 🙂