Each year seems to move faster than the previous one. It makes me feel dizzy just thinking about it. The cliched saying that the only constant in life is change is certainly evident in our lives and for some reason a few of the big things happened in quick succession. At the beginning of the year I took on the role of Acting HR Manager at work and started some study in HR to assist with the steep learning curve. It was a great experience. There were some challenging and rewarding experiences and I learnt a lot. I then returned to my previous role for just a few weeks before heading off on parental leave in October.
On the 12th October we welcomed the biggest change to our lives, baby Elijah. He will be six months old on Sunday and he is a complete delight. At about the same time that Elijah arrived, Tim entered discussions with the Church regarding the potential for him to take on the Senior Pastor role. Just before Christmas he was offered the role and we returned to Ballarat to catch up with family and to have a rest before embarking on a new ministry adventure.
I don't know what's in store for the rest of the year but I hope that it will a year of love and laughter. I'm still getting used to my new roles as mum and pastor's wife and trying to figure out how all of the pieces fit together. I continue to ask the big questions about who God is calling me to be and continue to struggle with not knowing 'the plan' even though I know that I just need to be faithful and obedient in each step, leaving the rest to Him.