Saturday, December 11, 2010

Pomp And Circumstance

"Instruct the wise, and they will be even wiser. Teach the righteous, and they will learn even more.: Proverbs 9:9

It has been a journey. . . a long, challenging, frustrating, beautiful, winding, amazing, tiring, defining journey that we have been on these past 5 years. When Joshua finally surrendered and applied at CU-Louisville after much prayer, study and fighting within himself, we knew that we would go on a journey that would prove to be all of the above adjectives! Little did we know that God would change us in ways that would prove to not only allow us to see Him more clearly, but to truly love him more dearly! To cling to him when hours seemed long. To rest in Him when body, mind and spirit were all exhausted, either from too much school work, too much job work, or too much housework and kiddo stress. To be with Him when we were clueless on how to be with anyone else under the pressure, the thin-stretched time with family and the chaos of life. To trust in Him that when he says, "It is ok, my child" that truly, it is going to be MORE than OK! To learn to praise Him when hours spent in class also meant hours spent away from home, bedtime fun missed and the only friends being occasional texts to each other, the clock on the wall and the tv/computer combo that connected us to life! To praise Him that we are no longer the people we were 5 years ago and that as He promised, we are all OK!

Congratulations for the accomplisment of yet another piece of paper to hang on the wall, Joshua. But for more than that, for always seeking, moving and bringing us along on this fabulous journey to which you have been called in Christ's name! I'm so glad that I get the opportunity to minister alongside you and encourage you toward excellence! I have always known you can do anything you put your mind to, and now, there are framed pieces of paper to help back that fact up!


The Reynolds Family said...

Congragulations Josh! I know you all are so excited to be finished with this season of your lives. Love and miss you all!

Lela said...

Ah, we are ecstatic! You know first hand what a challenge and journey it was! Praising God that obedience leads to amazing blessing! Love and miss you all right back!

The Green's said...

Congratulations Josh!!!!! So excited for you and your family ….I know what an amazing blessing you all will be to the town of Hillsboro! Praying for more blessings and a wonderful Christmas! Are you all coming to Louisville at all anytime soon? Miss ya!

Lela said...

Thanks, Christina! We are coming to town, but will be there a whopping 2 1/2 days before heading for the same amount of time in Frankfort. We may not be able to get away from family fesitivities, with needing to see all of the fam in the Ville while we are there, but will def have to plan another time back to catch up if not at Christmas! Miss you all tons!