Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Three Word Wednesday: The Final Countdown

As the days, hours, minutes and seconds seconds tick away until my husband's return home, quite honestly I am a scatterbrain. And I have no desire to write. I want to dream. I want to endlessly dream of being in the arms of my husband again.

I have every intention of completing the Love Dare Challenge . . . I think. Maybe the challenge would serve as an effective tool to use through the reintegration process. Maybe it could be my 31 Days Series for October with the Nesting Place. Then again, October may not be the best time for me to plan on writing for 31 days straight. Maybe the series could be done in November instead. Maybe I should take a few months off from writing/blogging to focus on my husband.

There are all sorts of maybes.

The next couple weeks months may look different here. I am grateful for two lovely friends who will be here next week to share with you while I am in Hawaii. Beyond that I am praying for God's wisdom on how best to proceed. "I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you." Psalm 32:8 (ESV)

So far we have set five goals:

Goal #1: more time in His word (I really need this.)

Goal #2: enjoy Hawaii ☺

Goal #3: focus on the success of the meetings and events I am responsible for while in Hawaii (I am going there to work.)

Goal #4: prepare for my husband's return home

Goal #5: shower my husband with love once he is home

That's all for now.

Notice none of those goals include writing. Maybe I am okay with that. I'm not sure yet. But my lack of a desire to write has me wondering what that means.

Instead of wondering about writing I think I shall stick to dreaming about being in my husband's arms.

I hope you stick with me through this . . . whatever "this" happens to be. If I lose you that will need to be okay. But I will hope I don't. No matter what, THANK YOU for doing this deployment journey with me. You are blessing from God.


  1. So, sweet Beth..I want to encourage you to receive grace and take a break from the writing if you need to... because it is ok. It is ok to just be. To enjoy your husband and to just rest in the glorious gift of His return. You have prepared for this day, with this Love Dare study, and His return (and your amazing chance to go to Hawaii) are God's reward for your diligence. Praying for you as you travel, for safety and also for rest to prepare you for the time of your husband's return.
    Thank you for being you. You are such a blessing!

  2. I am still going to comment, Beth, because I am so excited for you and just love you sooooo much! Rest! Love! Read! Praying for all the blessings to come your way and sending you hugs!

  3. I know that you said not to comment here, but I am going to anyway because I wanted to encourage you that your list is just perfect! I think that in just living that list, you may find an inspiration of what to write. If not, perhaps you are being asked to rest for a reason. We will all be here when you get back. Enjoy your rest and your hubby. Thank you!

  4. I am so excited about this next season for you, Beth! Hawaii, and then your HUSBAND! Don't worry about your blog. We'll all be here when you feel led. Until then, enjoy this time! Blessings & Love, Joan

  5. Hi Beth,
    I echo some of the other responses...enjoy this special time with your husband!! Writing will still be here and remember there is a time and a season for everything. Let this be your season of love rekindled :)
    Love and ((Hugs)),

  6. Sorry Beth, I HAVE to leave a comment! Have a wonderful time in Hawaii, and try to be present for all the beauty that will surround you.
    You know that I'll always be around for you. Complete your lists and be reunited and do what you need to do!!!
    Huge blessings over you for a great trip and reunion,

  7. Have a wonderful time in Hawaii, even if it is for work, I'm sure you will get to still enjoy it. I'm so excited for your reunion, wish I could be there to see you two when you see each other for the first time!


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