It's Snowing in Boston
Tonight, it’s snowing in Boston. I mean really, really snowing. Pouring down snow and this Florida girl is like a little kid seeing snow for the first time. I am probably the only girl in Boston that took a walk on Newbury Street tonight…just to walk in the snow. It’s so beautiful. And it makes me wonder if I could ever live in Boston.
Friday night someone bet that in 5 years I would be living in Boston. I spend quite a bit of time in Boston doing nursing research, due to an incredible opportunity I was offered 18 months ago. Every time I am up here, I wonder if I would ever be able to live here. I love this city…it’s amazing. But it is so different than any place I have ever lived and it is so very different than the life I live now. While I was walking in the snow having flight of ideas, I realized for the first time in my life, I really cannot imagine where I will be in five years. I spent the evening trying to get a glimpse of my future and I was simply unable to imagine it.
I really have no idea where I will be in five years and while this is incredibly scary, it is also thrilling. I do not have a plan anymore. For my ENTIRE life I have had a plan and suddenly I have surrendered my plan and am taking it one day at a time (although very few things I have "planned" have come to fruition...you'd think I would have learned by now). I love surprises and I am allowing everyday to be a surprise. I feel like I am finally living out Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all yours ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path.” This is a life verse for me…and it is also tattooed on my foot as a reminder to trust Him each day (thanks to my awesome tattoo artist sister!). I feel like I am slowly reaching the point where I trust Him. And I don't just trust Him for today; I am trusting Him for my future.
And the best part of this entire equation, is that although I have no idea where I will be, who I will be with, if I will be married, if I will be a mom, what I will be doing...I can be confident in one thing: things will be awesome, because nothing will top His plan for my life. Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD, “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”
Still I wonder, if I will know whether it is snowing in Boston in 5 years.
Snowflakes, knit caps, and surprises,
1/22/2014 08:56:37 am
You're an amazing writer. Waiting to see what God has in store for us is scary and exciting... I miss you!
1/22/2014 10:27:58 am
Thanks Heidi...I love writing so that makes it easy! Miss you too...hope all is well!
1/24/2014 01:30:31 am
Super love this. It is scary...yet refreshing to know that we are not in charge of the plan. Reflection. .... his plan always way surpasses my biggest hopes,dreams and of coirse my own plan. He knows our heart....the tough part is the waiting...love you and thank you for being so open. A true encouragement.
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