For 8 YEARS Jan through Apr meant tax busy season🤯. LONG hours in the office staring at computer screens, spreadsheets, tax forms, and pictures of my children in a cubicle. .
In the worst years there were huge pyramids we made out of energy drinks and joking about how we no longer questioned why none of the windows opened on the 19th floor of our high rise building😳🙈. I remember overhearing parents say goodnight to their kids over the phone...night after night.💔 .
Flashes of all those previous years flooded back as I realized THIS MOMENT...going to the park at 3:25 on a Thursday afternoon in mid January with my 2 kids...was something I dared not even to dream about back then. .
Charlie smiled and cooe'd as we swung back and forth.😍
Avery yelled in the distance, "Mommy Look!" everytime she went down the slide. 🙋🏼♀️
I'm pretty sure I looked like a crazy person in the park. I was smiling from ear to ear, as tears fell from my eyes. It all hit me at once how drastically different my life is now, and how incredibly grateful I am for it. 🙌
I could tell you it is due to the online coaching business I've been building for the last 2 years, enabling me to quit my job. I could tell you it was due to MY hard work. I could tell you it was due to my hubby agreeing to downsize and living more intentionally. I could tell you all these other contributing factors...
But the truth...the truth will forever and only be that HE (who can do immeasureably more than what we can ask or imagine) had His hands in it all.🙌
He has worked in my heart.
He has opened doors.
He has challenged me to step out and make changes. .
I'm not going to lie... a LOT of following after Him is just plain hard, but every once in awhile, there are moments like this that make you just stop in awe at how far He has taken you from what once used to be.😍
Dream Big. Work Hard. Follow Fearlessly.
I don't want to get off this crazy ride anytime soon...🔥🤗❤