Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Adventure Is Out There

This is one of my favourite lines from an animated movie...UP.

If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it.

Life is seasonal. It has moments of triumph, moments of failure, moments of intrigue and so much more. Some of you who are reading this blog may be aware that the season our family has been in has been one of adventure. November 2015 was the beginning of this new season. It started with a phone call that would change our lives. We had been matched in our long away adoption process (2 years of waiting) and would welcome our daughter, Layla,  into the world just before Christmas. Nearly a month later, we were able to permanently bring her home to be with us...but the adventure didn't stop there.

We were working through a transition with job stuff, from full-time employment to paternal leave to now being able to work in a full-time temporary contract reality for this next leg of the adventure.

It has been a roller coaster, but one that we wouldn't trade for anything.

When moments of uncertainty arise, I encourage you to view them as opportunities for adventure more than anything else. The experiences, questions, emotions and decisions made during seasons of adventure are not only potentially life changing, they are also character refining moments.

Grab hold of adventure. Embrace a new season. Adventure is not only out there...adventure is the heartbeat of family.

A Little Something from Psalm 8

 Had a lot of fun with this one.