Where you go, I’ll go

As we are all adjusting to our new house, one of the features we’ve never had is a stand shower in the master suite.

I am also working on the transition into my new job: being a stay at home mom. I’ve found going from being a working mom to a stay at home mom hasn’t been as smooth as I anticipated.

All of us are getting used to our new family life, including the kids. Lauren and Jackson are both adjusting in their own ways. Lauren, in particular, must know where I am at all times, and prefers to be in the same room as me (which, by the way, has limited how quickly I am able to unpack the house).

Yesterday while the kids were playing in their rooms, I needed to shower before friends were coming over. So, I told them what I was doing and left the door open so I could hear them, just in case.

The moment I turned on the water, Lauren was in the bathroom, desperately trying to get through the curtains to me. Nothing would stop her, so finally I relented, thinking if she got a spray of water in her face, she’d back out and go back to her play.

I was wrong.

She walked right in, dressed and ready for her playdate, looked up with a smile as she got soaked and then sat right down, ready to wait until I was finished.

So, I proceeded with my shower, and she continued to sit by my feet, content because she was by my side.

Lauren in the shower

God definitely used Lauren to break through to me with His love and assurance, and remind me of how I need to be pursuing Him.

I need to go wherever God is, no matter the circumstances to get there or what it’s like when I arrive.

Ruth 1:16 reads:
But Ruth replied, “Don’t ask me to leave you and turn back. Wherever you go, I will go; wherever you live, I will live. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God.

I must be tenacious in my pursuit of Christ and make my life mission to be at His side no matter what.  The point is, I’m with Jesus and that’s all that matters.

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