It’s that time of the year again. My hubby starts his first day of in-service meetings for another year of teaching. It was this time two years ago that I sat on the front porch writing my first blog post ever. So much fear gripped me because I had a new baby at home and an almost two year old. The start of the school year meant I was on my own. How would I manage? Was I strong enough to be a mom of two under the age of two?

 

So much has unfolded over the last two years. One of the biggest is that we bought our first house (that is not with walking distance to my family).

 

This school year brings a lot of change. My husband starts teaching a new grade level. Our oldest starts preschool, and we have some other big transitions as well.

 

With all the change, I could allow myself to be gripped by fear, because it’s easy to do, and it’s what I’ve naturally done in the past. But I won’t.

 

Yes, it’s a transition, and with transitions come a lot of ups and downs and uncertainty, but there’s one thing I know for sure. God is going before us. He’s going before you too, no matter what you’re facing.

 

Joshua 1:9 says, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

 

God is with you right now. Be strong and courageous. He will not let you down. That’s one thing I know for sure. Your situation and the transition you’re facing is not too difficult for him.

 

When I look back on my journey from the last two years, I realize I’m not the same wife I was. I’m also not the same mom I was two years ago.

I’ve grown and learned lessons along the way. I’ve made mistakes and had failures, but I’ve also had successes and a lot of joy. The same is going to be true this school year. Through all of it, God has been and will be faithful. Extremely thankful for that.

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