Last year was tumultuous for most of the world, and our home was no different. It wasn’t the pandemic, however, that caused our struggle.
We were faced with some of the effects of raising children who carry trauma & found ourselves stumbling into a season of grief & questions & needing to make some highly sensitive decisions.
It was dark & heavy & we felt the weight of our need for wisdom and help far beyond what we had within ourselves.
The very quick version (& the only one I’ll share online) is that one child was struggling & needed some therapeutic care beyond what we’d already been providing.
This child’s story isn’t what I’m here to tell you about, however. What I want to share is about me. Because when I came to the conclusion that we had to find a larger community of people to trust with helping us raise our child– it felt like the DARKEST road I’d ever been on.
There were so many questions and every answer came with something hard attached to it.
Right in the middle of all that upheaval and the search for trauma-informed help, I also found out I was pregnant again.
And within a week, I lost the baby.
It was like I was trying to hike through a forest in the pitch black & kept tripping over the most painful experiences possible.
During one of my sessions of just crying out to the Lord for help & wisdom & guidance– He reminded me of a verse in Isaiah 42.
And the peace that passes all understanding just washed over me in waves. Because God still knew the way.
No matter how dark life became…He still knew the way.
He wasn’t surprised or confused or lost.
Thank you, Lord.
Over the past year I have watched God lead our family in astonishing ways. The team of men & women who stood up to help us are incredible.
We’ve held tight to Christ and He really does know the way, friends. Not always the way we want! Not always within our own dreams for ourselves or our loved ones. But He can see where we can’t & as we trust Him– we can find our footing for each step.
When we decided to open a pop-up shop this February I knew immediately that I wanted to share this truth with any of you who are facing a dark season:
no matter how dark life gets,
He still knows the way.
So join me in celebrating the Lord’s continued, consistent faithfulness. His endless love that leads the way when we’re blinded by the many struggles in life.
Jump over to this week’s pop-up shop right here: FEBRUARY 7th-12th SHOP
This shop runs on a preorder model, which means you can order from the shop this week and after the shop is closed on February 12th, your orders will be manufactured and then shipped to you. Plan on receiving your items 4-6 weeks after you order. We hope to have them to you sooner but we suggest calculating longer times with the possibility of shipping delays.
All designs are exclusive to this shop and will not be available after this week.
And remember that no matter how dark life gets– He does (and He always will!) know the way.
Shout out to Lizzi Metzler (the lovely model in the above photos) and Brianna Siegrist (the artist behind this shop’s signature design).