The word this week is "New", and you can go here to read others.
This year so much is new for me. I have a new baby. I am new at motherhood. I have a new role at my job. We are looking at new possibilities for work overseas.
Sometimes things that are new scare me. They hold the potential for so many negative things. They hold potential for positives too, but I'm a calculated person, and risk makes me wary of the new. At least with the old I know what the positives and negatives are.
In this case, though, the new is all exciting. It's a wonderful stage of life, and I breathe it in because you can't hold onto it. New quickly becomes normal and then old. When the new is hard, the reality that it will pass is a blessing. When the new is wonderful, I swim in it, I drink it in.
And right now, as I walk with friends through some pretty dark things, I think of that promise, "Behold, I make all things new."
What a song that is. Like Spring for the whole universe.