Sixteen Weeks

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Yesterday, I was curious at how long it had been since we officially moved to the Dallas/Fort Worth area. So of course, I went to Instagram and Facebook to figure out the date. (Social media always has the answers. Lol.) There I saw the picture below dated October 17, 2013. It has only been four months that we have called Dallas our home; I cannot believe it. It feels like we have lived here for years and I say that in a very good way. Being here has felt right and the welcome here has helped make this place become home. Yes, the road had some bumps when making our way here with selling the house in Baton Rouge, finding a place to live here, and transitions for all of us. Jason transitioning to a new job ata new church, Liam meeting new friends and a new school, Nixon simply adjusting to a new environment, and myself, who has worked since I was sixteen years old to now being a stay-at-home mom. But as most of us know, all steps of faith face tests. However, even with all of the tests, bumps and transitions, I can say that these four months have been really good.

16 weeks

I remember the day that we made the decision to make the move. Like most girls do in big moments like this, I had one of my best girlfriends meet me so I could get herthoughts and opinions. Her exact words when I told her were, “This is so wonderful Jen. Life is an adventure and this is part of yours.” She made a statement that began to change the way I looked at transition, opportunity, change and different seasons and chapters. The idea of adventure has now become my every hashtag, phrase and blog!

I also came across one of my journal entries during this move process. I read this, “God has been trying to reveal to me what truly trusting Him means. He desires for me to release whatever circumstance, worry or need I have and as I release, I will be able to rest. Rest in His peace and presence.” It is all coming together for me. This is the how I can fully enjoy (in joy) the adventure. Its more than just realizing that life is an adventure; it is how you make it through the adventure. It comes down to truly trusting God, the process of learning to release and rest. I am learning this process of release and rest daily. I am not sure what your adventure looks like…it may look different today than it was yesterday. No matter what it looks or feels like, I encourage you to release it to God and in releasing; you will be immersed in a place of rest that is full of His peace and presence.

Here is to another day of adventure full of moments of releasing and resting!

Proverbs 37:5 “Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him, and He will act”


Author: Jennifer Laird

My name is Jennifer Laird. I am married to an amazing man, Jason, and we have two sons, Liam and Nixon, and a dog named Felipe. I am not a skilled writer by any means, but would love to share some simple thoughts about my passions......from motherhood, God, food, being a wife, health, and more. I also cannot wait to share wisdom and insights I have gathered from the superwomen in my life. I hope you enjoy reading as I share with you this adventure I am in called life.

One thought on “Sixteen Weeks

  1. Release and Rest! I love it! Writing that down and remembering 🙂 Love you friend! Thanks for the encouragement!

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