Monday, June 8, 2009

Hunkering Down in the Discernment Zone

Hunkering Down in the Discernment Zone

Although things have been quite here at Falling Upward, things in our home have been anything but. In times like these, I tend to allow stress and uncertainty into the drivers seat of my mind. However, I am learning to “let go and let God” as the saying of the faithful goes.

We are discerning some big changes for our lives and I am hoping to announce them soon, very soon. We tend to get overzealous at times, so we have come to the conclusion that we need to hold some things in prayer for a short while, until we are confident we have examined God’s will for our family. It’s an exciting time filled with hope, dreaming and the promise of a bit clearer of a path for the Rutchik family. The prospect of this is a big one as in our two, almost three, years of marriage, “settling down” has not been something we have learned to master!

In all the commotion and preparations for a life change, a few of my favorite things have fallen, temporarily, to the weigh side. Taking the time to blog my thoughts and prayers has been truly missed and I am sad it has been forced to take a back seat, just for a while. I’m hoping life will be on track and ready to go in about a week. Until then, here are some pictures of this past week.

My MIL and SIL took us to Chuck E Cheese this weekend. It was a great break, and fun for Tessa too!

These are some shots we took to celebrate the fact that we have made it 6 months as parents of "Irsih Twins." Tessa 18 months, Anna 6 months.


Roxane B. Salonen said...

Holly, I don't know if this helps any with your recent challenges, but your girls are positively adorable! Oh, I can just imagine their chubby little fingers reaching up to touch your face and say, "Mama." It's a tough job, but the beautiful moments are like no others. Looking forward to hearing your updates when you're ready.

Katie said...

Way to go Holly! You are an amazing witness in holding things in prayer when changes are ahead. In such times, it makes sense to have blogging take a break. Looking forward to hearing your news and seeing your blogs more regularly when the time is right. God bless you and your family always!

Kim said...

Holly, your path seems to mirror my own is some ways... so many changes in so little time, though all wonderful changes. And now a move! Amazing how different life can be in just 3 years!
In 2 3/4 years of marriage, Andy and I bought a house, had a child, I changed jobs, had another child, discerned a move and then moved (including another change of jobs for me and Andy becoming a stay-at-home dad), and at 3 1/2 years of marriage, Andy went back to school. Now we're at 4 1/2 years and hoping to hold off on any more changes for a little while. We need to catch up with everything that has happened!
I will be praying for you and your family as you move through another change, that things go smoothly for you, and that God's blessings are abundantly evident. I think you had read my story (the first few posts of my blog) about our move to this area... it may be interesting read it again at this time as you plan your move.
God bless you!