The Lord Who Provides."
The church gave me a wonderful send off yesterday. It was quite touching and blessed me greatly. Many people have asked me how I am feeling, "Are you relieved?" "Is it hard?" "Is there a great weight lifted off you?" My answer has been that it is bittersweet. I didn't feel a "great weight lifted" but I do have a sense of freedom. And although my time as a staffer is done for now, I am already asking the Lord what cross He has for me to take up next. He commands us to "take up your cross and follow me." I will take up the next cross and follow. I trust without a doubt that He will show me what and when.
I have also been asked what I will do now. Besides the townhouse management, I will rest a little. I will also celebrate my boys' birthdays and get my kiddo settled back into school in a week. Maybe I will volunteer in his class this year. And I will cowgirl. There is an obvious need for helping my husband these next few weeks on the ranch and I am now in a great position to be a better helpmate to him.
After all, the reason that I shifted out of this job in the first place was because the church needed a full-time director but my first ministry is to my husband and my son. I could not be both and I am at complete peace with my choice. So, if a cowgirl is what The Prairie Daddy needs, a cowgirl I will be! And I know that God will show us how He desires to use us in the next season of life.