Day 8: Thankful For New Beginnings

I’m thankful for the new beginnings in our family.  I’ve been blessed by the way Tricia and Troy changed their life to help Sydney begin her new life in the last few months. It’s amazing how Sydney has connected with family and friends, learned a new daily routine, figured out how to communicate, and continues to manage to be her own little person.

I’m certain the experience of these new beginnings will open the door for her to realize the dreams sealed in her heart.   It is what it is for Sydney because of the dreams of others, especially her parents, Tricia and Troy.   It was something they could not let go of, giving up whatever was necessary to make sure it happened, believing it was part of their own destiny.

New beginnings are a gift from God.  That said, it’s our choice to receive the gift or to be stuck in a dead-end place of life.  I’ve often declared Isaiah 43:19, NLT when I’m unable to see beyond the hard places of life.  The words of God plow through a mindset that is created by an ending, giving us a place to hope and believe God has a new beginning.  In fact, I put these words in our prayer room for others to understand God is the God of more, and has promised something new:

For I am about to do something new.
    See, I have already begun! Do you not see it?
I will make a pathway through the wilderness.
    I will create rivers in the dry wasteland (Isaiah 43:19, NLT)

God promised to do something new and it’s already begun.  Look for it.

photo of sydney

A random party–crackers and juice–to celebrate the morning!

I’m thankful for new beginnings.

More later–Kerrie

(written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2013 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)

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