Yes, there seems to be times in our lives when we need to realize a new normal. Any given daily routine, friendships, eating, sleeping, the "gift of time", every breath I took, choices and attitudes seemed to change abruptly two years ago.
I believe I searched for ways to get some of my normal back for quite a while - fighting the change necessary in my life. Not out of ingratitude for what I still have, but out of the strong desire to not lose something so good.
Well, as Good as God is, He has brought me to a safe place once again. I am anticipating a new normal and, today, am excited for hints He has given me on where to search for it. I have been studying Scripture on His Sovereignty - and reading, from many authors, the simple fact that God created each of us uniquely. Tapping into how He created us - what we like to do - is glorifying to Him.
I really liked my life married to David and everything we did together. Now, I needed to spend time thinking of what Mary likes to do - how can she glorify God each day with what He has given her?
Well - for today - because change is the one thing we can count on :) - so, for today, I remembered how much I love math - since I was 16, I wanted to be a math teacher.
Now, I don't know if that is in God's plan for me, but it is in my plan to search for ways to educate myself so I may be able to be a teacher's aide or somehow help others love math. That is just how I was made.
And, I am excited, going forward, to see what the Good Lord has for me to experience in ways I can glorify Him with my love for math.
May you enjoy what He has for you going forward!
For Jesus' Glory,