I am scrolling through the pictures downloaded to this Journey website over the years.
Seven years to be exact.
Today marks seven years since I slipped my first post on to this site and hoped and prayed someone and yet not too many would see it.
I was scared to put myself and my heart out here on the internet but this guy here kept encouraging me to do it.
He saw something in what I write that he thinks others need and so I swallowed back fear of exposure and fear of rejection and I started showing up.
I kept it quiet and I told God we should keep it small and God told me to be quiet and not worry about numbers – small or big.
Just do the thing He lays on my heart and let Him worry about the rest.
So seven years have passed.
As I scroll through the pictures this morning I see faces who no longer gather around our table or occupy a space where we can give them a hug. Some are gone by death and some by decision.
I see faces that have been added through the years that don’t replace the ones gone, but continue the faithfulness of God’s kindness to us through the years.
I see wrinkles appearing on my own face and weight fluctuations and changes in hairstyles.
There have been two houses, several computer changes, guest posts from friends and family (that usually did better than anything I write…I’m not bitter…honest…teehee).
Family gatherings, travels around this country and beyond, holidays and birthdays…all the journey that was lived day by day in just the ordinary and extraordinary of God’s mercy and grace.
The comments from some of you here on the blog or out there in the real world when you say you read it and it encourages you come at just the right time to let me know God is still using this for His purpose.
And my heart spills out over how He has given me a place to journal where I can meet with you and share how He has shown up in all the seasons in such amazing ways.
So this week, we will celebrate the Journey of seven years thus far.
Thus far, He has brought us…and I am so thankful <3