A year can change a lot

TWO WEEKS!!!! Yesterday I had dinner with three of my dearest girl friends and as we stood in the kitchen of our newly-married friend’s flat we were all shocked that it in just two weeks I would be settling into my new home in Stockholm.

One year goes by so quickly. In one year I have gotten promoted again at work, been to Stockholm (x4), Las Vegas, New York, Ottawa, Toronto, Paris (x5), Mexico and Italy. Two of my best friends got married. I went into and out of a relationship. I decided to move from the only home I have ever known as an adult. I helped write a book. I started a blog again. I started my own business. I met some of the most amazing people ever in all those cities I have visited. My best friend in Paris told me she would be a mom. I got to be in the greatest city in the world during the Olympic games (and more than once have been squished up between athletes and players on the street or public transit).

That’s a lot…and that’s not even going into how much I have seen God work in my life. I have gone from what I thought was whole, to broken to whole again. I have reached levels of intimacy with God that a year ago I would have been amazed at and now just realize I’m barely scraping the surface of the goodness and mercy and grace and love of our Lord. I used to think I understood the desire to know Christ better and to be in a deeper relationship with Him and now I only understand that I barely know him. My heartbreak made me understand His. His compassion flooded over me so that I may be more compassionate. His love overwhelms me on a daily, even hourly basis. It’s truly humbling.

One year. Just one.

I’m at the point right now where everyone is asking me about what I’m going to be doing in Sweden, how long I’ll be there and what my plans are while I’m there. Sure, I have a few things worked out but honestly, with all the choices and doors that could be open I can’t even begin to think what one year from now will look like…

My eyes have been opened to the truth that we simply need to be thankful for the days we are given and honor that which is in our hands today. Because trust me, the God who can do exceedingly, abundantly more than you ever hoped for or imagined is just waiting for you to let Him take you for the most amazing ride you have ever been on…

xx M

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