The Irony of Life

Hey, Friends, so sorry for the long absence!

I’ve been missing all of my blogging friends but have been busy because two weeks ago Carl and I welcomed Janie Lou Herrgesell into the world!  We have been adjusting to life with a beautiful infant.  We are so blessed to have a happy baby who loves to sleep and eat. {smile}  Mommy and Daddy haven’t been sleeping as much, but thanks to lots of Nanni KK {my mom}, we made it through the first week pretty easily.  

We brought Janie home from the hospital on New Year’s Day.  It was a rainy morning, and a morning of new beginnings.  Holding my first born in my arms and looking out the window at the rain brought about a flood of emotions.  As I watched the rain fall and held Janie in my arms, I remember saying to her, “Janie, just like the rain is washing away the muck and mire of the world, God washes away the muck and mire of our lives.  The rain reminds us that He makes all things new and gives us all fresh starts!”  Overwhelmed with joy at all that God had done to bring about this moment, tear drops fell like rain drops from my eyes.  It was a brand new start on the first day of a brand new year.    

Then, as we drove home we passed a funeral motorcade.  As we pulled to the side of the road Carl reached over and grabbed my hand and said, “The irony of life.”  It was a gentle reminder that this little girl is not mine, she is God’s.  And He is letting Carl and I love on her for a little while.  That “little while” could be very brief by my standards, or Janie could out live me.  Only God knows what is best for His kingdom and His glory.  I was humbled by James’ words that Janie’s life {and my life} is just a mist…here today and gone tomorrow.  So each day as I hold this baby girl I am thankful for every moment, knowing these moments will pass faster than I would like. 

I can’t wait to share more with you about my new journey, and hope you’ll share bits of your journey with me along the way.  I hope to be posting more regularly again, but please bear with me as I adjust to this new stage of life. 

James 4:14 (NIV)
Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.

I pray you make the most of this day and every day, so as to make the most of your life…it is but a mist.

I've been a follower of Jesus for over 30 years, and have been teaching God's Word to students and women for nearly 20 years! God has brought me through some difficult chapters in my own life, and now my passion is equipping women like you with tools to embrace your own unexpected chapters in life with grace and truth.

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