becoming planted

anyone who knows me knows i dont like change.
i have never been that girl that adjusted well to anything becoming different in my life. ever. 
i like to stay in the same place, know the same people, go to the same stores, drive the same roads every time,use the same toothpaste {get the picture?} BUT since being married to my wonderful husband, i have had to learn to adjust. 

since getting married in march of 2009, we have lived in 3 different apartments. we have packed up all our things & moved 3 times. prior to all this moving, i lived in the same house for 15 years. i have always loved making a place feel like home & staying planted. 

so why is there a stirring in my heart to go?

we desire to go & do what the LORD asks of us, even if he is calling us to leave. we desire to go & share his love to those who need it. but i have always desired to do it in a place where i have felt rooted. 
it is so unlike me to feel like i want to pack everything & go. 
i am not sure if this stirring to get up & leave is a calling from the LORD to move away, or if it is a desire to have a home rather than be in between & not ever sure how long you are going to stay. 

as much as i desire to be where the LORD would have us i also desire to get planted. i read this post yesterday & it really got me thinking about how much i desire to plant & have roots.
i long to have friendships that are so deep, & so real. 
i want to be able to sit 18 years from now with sweet friends & remember the day that our littles were born. to live in deep real community with those around us. to be within walking distance of best friends. i desire for maggie to have her best friends living so close. {maybe next door..} i want to make our home wherever the LORD would have it to be, but if i could pick, i want to make our home here. i want to find a place to plant. i want to have a home.

these are some of the deepest desires of my heart. 

but, i will be patient. 
i will choose to be satisfied.
because where i am, where we are, its just where the LORD has put us.
i know that those friendships will come, the house will show up - or it wont & the LORD will equip me for a lifetime of uncertainty. he will direct my paths to be rooted & planted in him. because there is no other place in the whole world that i could plant our family in that would be richer than being planted in him. 


  1. Melynda O'BrienJune 30, 2011 at 12:04 PM

    I love this! Thank you so much for sharing. My senior year at college I moved a total of 5 times and it is hard to not feel like you have some place to call home. I think that no matter what the situation, God, in His grace, allows us not to feel completely "at home" or content in anything other than Himself. Thanks for the reminder!

  2. i wish for a home all the time....and babies. patience is a virtue though, right?

  3. Love this because I so relate with your aversion to change!

  4. Hey there! I just found your blog and I have to say that I am already in love...with your blog! :) Thank you for being so amazing! I look forward to enjoying more amazing stuff here.

    I thank my God every time I remember you. (Philippians 1:3 NIV)

    Lots of love, Taylor


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