The past 90 days

The last 90 days…have been a whirlwind. It’s been a summer filled with blessings and stress, many friends, many travels and many challenges. In the last 3 months I have been out of town 8 times for family gatherings, songwriting camps and lots of performances. I have gone from mildly pregnant to, well let’s face it, super pregnant.
IMG_1211Four weeks ago we began potty training our almost three year old son. Three weeks ago I released an album I’ve been working on for three years. Two weeks ago our daughter started full day kindergarten. Last week the growing baby was officially as big as a honeydew melon.
I’ve played the Creation festival and ordered school uniforms both for the first time. I shared a panel with Kirk Whalum and shared far too much junk food with my family. I’ve had the privilege of playing at the Bluebird cafe and the honor of changing many “middle of the night accident” sheets. It’s been 90 days of non-stop music and motherhood. I feel abundantly blessed in this time of my life, and abundantly exhausted!
IMG_1341Now that the album is released and the school year has begun, I’m working through my eccentric, five tiered to-do list (call it nesting for the type-A mother to be) in order to be ready to hibernate with this new baby when he is born. I’m looking forward to spending some time in September planning for Spring touring. I continue to look ahead for God’s grace and guidance to be able to strike a balance on the time and energy I spend on the callings He has given me. I am so thankful for the seasons of life God has blessed us with.
He always knows how much we can handle and for how long.
I ask for your prayers that God would continue to carry the music on the new album to whoever needs to hear it, and that you would pray for our family as we adjust to becoming a family of five. I ask that you would pray for me that God would use me to be the little creator that He has called me to be, and that I would keep my heart and mind firmly fixed on Him in that pursuit.