Friday, January 28, 2011

Define: Emanate

Any minute now life will change for us in some very real ways.  It's not that I mean to be cryptic, it's just something I don't think I can openly talk through here, but let's just say the lyrics to a particular Wayne Watson song keep going through my head.

Or to say it another .... well follow me for a minute ...

I traveled a lot in college.  Some would say I traveled college. Period.  At graduation my dad said they should have given me an award for the graduate having spent the least amount of time on campus during her 4 year college career.  Because I traveled so much (and a few other factors) I graduated with a BS in Liberal Studies (pause here for appropriate BS and Liberal Studies jokes.... done now Dad?).  My degree was in world religion, multimedia, and English (and travel), but through my work in PR and six years as a travel agent I would joke that my degree was pretty well worthless for my chosen career.  I felt like I had chosen travel over getting real a degree that I could actually apply in my daily life.

Then in the fall of 2008 I sat in my living room having completed my online training portal for my agents to use complete with 21 video lessons and interactive training questions.  It required English, multimedia, and all my travel knowledge to get there.  It was a moment where I felt like taking off my shoes and marveling at the way God had orchestrated everything throughout my life up to that point that I would need to experience that very moment.

Today I'm at my kitchen table- looking at the layout of my new house, looking at the blessings God has given me, at the relationships He has brought into my life at just the right time to give me strength, encouragement and useful tools for this exact moment (and all of the hundreds to follow).

The phone rings ... they're on their way.

4 comments:

Donna said...

Proud of you and Luke. Realizing our actions long ago gave you insight to use now. Kind of like your 2008 feeling. Ah, maybe one reason was to prepare you for this moment.

Gwen said...

So happy for you and your family. I am so happy for many things about your family - and the changes you are talking about. I know you and Luke and the boys will be such a blessing to each and everyone with whom you come in contact. Your home is blessed, and it will be used for the glory of our wonderful Lord. Thank you for your examples to all of us!

(Florida) Girl said...

What a wonderful post.

My favorite part: "It was a moment where I felt like taking off my shoes and marveling at the way God had orchestrated everything throughout my life up to that point that I would need to experience that very moment."

Easily my favorite blog moment this week.

cornflakegirl74 said...

(Florida Girl)'s blog sent me here :) I love that quote, too~so beautiful and poignant.

It's amazing how all the moments in life play a role in shaping who we are as individuals. What appears on the surface to be relatively simple is often a rather complicated tapestry of memories, travel, and the wisdom we glean from life experiences.

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