home sweet homa

A months or so ago I saw this shirt  (that I am wearing in the picture) at a little indie craft fair. I thought it was such a cute shirt! Well last Friday it came in the mail. Love birthday surprises. You see my best friend all the way over in Georgia got online in search of some cute Oklahoma gear and found this shirt all on her own. Little did she know that I had just seen it and loved it. So fun that she randomly choose the exact shirt I had my eye on. I guess she knows me well! Thank you D! I LOVE it!

As I added another digit to my age this week I have been reflecting back on this past year. It has definitely been full of ups and downs. In some ways this might have been the hardest year of my life but it was also one of the sweetest ( if that even makes sense). This past year has been full of LOTS of family time which was SO unlike any of our other six years in the Navy. I am thankful Ben ended his tour de military on shore duty and then that he has had the last five months “off.”   I feel like I have learned so much this year, mostly in my walk with my savior. I don’t do well with unkowns. I’ve had to learn what TRUST really looks like.  God faithfully provided just the right thing (smooth transition home, a renter for our GA house, OK friends, a church, amazing church family, a running partner, a job for husBen, friends for the boys, etc.) at just the right time.

“Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”           1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

This has been my verse these past few months. I don’t know how many times I have repeated these words to myself, sometimes aloud and sometimes in my head. I think this will be my verse for the upcoming year.

So grateful to have spent my birthday this year in my hometown and state. It still doesn’t seem real that we live here now. I’m so thankful to be HOMA!

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