Fear and Strength

Guys, things are crazy insane right now in our lives! Not only am I a mom, a wife, a friend and business owner I am a nomad getting ready for our next big adventure. What does that entail you ask? Well, on top of planning how our lives will be after we move to Scotland in July, we are trying to sell pretty much everything we own, find our dog a new home, applying for my son's passport, packing, cancel all of our services, sell our car, etc. We have so much on our plate! But this is what happens when you decide to make a major move in three months! But how exciting is that?!

Aberdeen Glasgow Edinburgh Family Photography
Aberdeen Glasgow Edinburgh Family Photography

I won't lie though, I have had my fears. I've lived in Scotland before. My family was there for 11 years and my husband is Scottish but there are still things I fear. I fear leaving the warm weather of Virginia and the predictable sunshine. I fear leaving my business here and starting a new one. I fear getting my driver's license over there (I've driven there before but not with kiddos in my car). I fear being away from my family (again, this is not a new things for me but now I have kids). I fear that my expectations with this move won't be met. There are so many fears when embarking on a new adventure.

Aberdeen Glasgow Edinburgh Family Photography

But here's what I keep coming back to over and over again..."God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control." Gosh, I love that so much! Life can be full of fears and often is but we were NOT made to be fearful. We were made to be STRONG, to be COURAGEOUS, to be ADVENTURERS. Fear is natural. Fear is human but when God has your back that fear is replaced with strength.

I'm nervously excited about this move and have fear, naturally, but with God I can tackle this move and all of the unknowns with strength. Eek! I cannot wait!