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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Life is Brilliant

This morning I woke up in a great mood. And maybe my mood isn't that monumental but my perspective is. It's been a rough month. If I think about it enough I could say it's been a hard couple of months, a hard year. 

At the moment we have no job, most of our social circle has vanished, and the future is uncertain. Jason's position was eliminated about a month ago at the church we were serving at and while unemployment is always pretty is worse when you have built your life around your job and your community vanishes with it. So yeah.....that sucks. 

But this morning a little girl I grew (and subsequently killed all chances of me ever wearing a bikini again) came in and offered breakfast in bed. And her giant contagious smile and giant crazy hair made my heart do a little dance. She is awesome. And she's mine. And there is more of them where she came from. I am laying in a bed, with great linens by the way, next to a husband who loves me and gets me more days than not. My belly is sore from laughing so hard at a birthday dinner for a sweet friend last night. A great night with very old friends, friends who feel old, and laughter that carried across the restaurant and lasted well after the table had been cleared.  

And as I think about this last season, it has been full of so many blog worthy moments but I let uncertainty and my inability to be candid rob me of the joy of writing and you of the chance to share in them. 

Life feels different right now. Full of possibility and uncertain all at once.... There are things missing and it might not be overflowing at the moment but I know there are lessons to be learned and absolutely things to savor in this season. And I want to write and share again....        


  1. Chriselda Garza ***via facebookFebruary 19, 2011 at 12:27 PM

    Loved it.
    I'd missed it.
    We love u & yours.
    We miss u all very much!

  2. Susan Taylor Bartrum via***facebookFebruary 19, 2011 at 12:29 PM

    I miss Kaya!!

  3. You have been on my heart, and I don't know if you will believe this or not, but I kind of have been in your shoes. Trying to let go of past right now. "Cherish, not cling" is my motto for the moment.

    May God truly knock your socks off w...ith blessings (simple, yet unique and so needed ones) to show His love for you and your family. I am excited to see what the future holds for the Evans family, because when it comes down to it, friends, a church family, activities, etc. are icing on the cake, but God and family are what is truly the heartbeat of who you are. Keep it complicated, keep it real, and keep those eyes on Him. Hugs!