I am so happy and content where my life is right now that I am not sure I could choose just one favorite thing about this season of my life. For a long time I was depressed because my life had not gone exactly as I thought it should have. I've talked about this several times in other post so I won't go into all of that right now. But after letting some things go, and making a few changes for myself I am finally at a place where I am happy and content like I said above.
I have really enjoyed growing closer and closer with my single girlfriends during this season. I have such a great group of friends surrounding me. We are having such a blast right now hanging out together and meeting new people. I'm not so sure this is something that I would have gotten the chance to experience if my circumstances were different. I'm really enjoying right where God has me. I'm so lucky to have such strong Christian ladies in my life that I can count on to be there no matter what. So that is one of my favorite things during this season of my life...the strong friendships that I have with my girls and the adventures that we experience together.
Another thing I am really enjoying in this season of life is growing in my relationship with the Lord. I do strongly believe that during this time of singleness one can grow the most in their relationship with Him. I'm not saying that if you are not single you can't grow or you won't but I just feel that while being single you have nothing holding you back from where God wants to take you. I do feel that my relationship with the Lord has grown tremendously since not being in a relationship. I've learned so much about Him, what He wants for me, what He expects from me, how much He really loves me. I'm blown away over and over again at how much He really does love me too! I've come to learn to completely rely on Him for everything. He is the reason I am exactly where I am at today. So during this season I plan on continuing to dive in, learn, experience, and go just where He wants me to.
I am also enjoying being able to spend so much time with my family as it continues to grow. There was a time a couple years ago that I had thoughts about moving out of state. That obviously did not happen and now I don't really regret it b/c I've been able to be here to join in on the happy times and the not so happy times without being so far away. I was able to fulfill all of my sisterly duties during Peyton's pregnancy with Nolan Maddox. I've been able to spend lots of time with my favorite little girl and make many memories with her. My relationship with my parents has gotten even stronger and I've come to appreciate them and everything they have done and continue to do for me even more. I do look forward to being able to bring a special someone home to join in our experiences but until then I'm enjoying just being there.
I've learned a lot about myself in this past year. Who I am, who I want to be, what is and is not important to me and I'm so thankful that I have had the chance to learn all of those things about myself before entering into the relationship with the man that God has planned for me. I am truly blessed far beyond what I deserve. I am really looking forward to continuing this season of my life until it's time for the next!
Thanks Kristy for challenging me to think about this! And if anyone has anything else that they would like to ask please...feel free!