Friday, October 3, 2014

Day 3: New

I've often stated that I am a lover of new beginnings. There is nothing like a move, a life change, or even just a fresh calendar page that gets me excited.

Yes, I am all about fresh starts. It's a good thing, too, because life brings a boatload of new beginnings all the time.

When I became a wife, my new life included a move from my home state. Besides learning how to become "one" with my hubby, I had to make new friends, go to a new church, shop in a new town - I could go on and on.

Then, after 10 years of infertility, my new baby changed my life, too.  Instead of just considering me and my husband, now I had a new priority.  Each succeeding child changed the family dynamics and life looked differently than it had before.

When I went to work, juggling responsibilities of home and hearth along with my job forced me to do some things in a new way.

Jim's illness, job changes, and the empty nest also brought a new normal into our lives over the years.

But, hey!  Let me tell you about the biggest change I ever want through.  When I was 14, I decided to quit living for myself and become a new creation in Christ.  I started on a journey to become more like Him and less like me.

My aim is for the new improved Jerralea to be unrecognizable to those that knew the old Jerri.

This post is Day 2 of a series entitled 31 Days of Life on the Journey where I share about my journey as a believer, wife, mom and grandmother.  I invite you to return each day to find the newest link here. Myquillin at The Nester is the creator of the 31 Day Challenge.  I'm linking this post to the category, "Faith and Inspiration." You can also visit Kate's blog, "Heading Home" to read the posts of all the other participants of the 31 day challenge who are writing on her daily prompts for 5 minutes. Today's prompt is "view."

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Jeanne T said...

You've had a lot of New in your life, Jerralea! I didn't realize we shared infertility as part of our life's stories (or did I just forget?). I need to adopt some of your excitement about New things coming into your life! :)

Lisa notes... said...

That's the most valuable and permanent change I've ever made too, Jerralea. So grateful to have now passed over from death to life!

Megan Whitson Lee said...

I love change and new beginnings! We also share infertility as part of our story. My husband and I did not get to enjoy children in our lives, but I'm so thankful that you have. We look forward to seeing our five+ babies in heaven one day!

Angie said...

I need to learn how to embrace change instead of fearing it. Great post!