I love surprises, and I have one coming today! Today we are celebrating my retirement!! My husband is taking me on an adventure. I don’t know where we’re going, but I’m excited to get there because he is excited to show me. He is in control today, and I will let him have control because he has made all the arrangements. And because he is extremely excited about whatever this is!

The song in my head this morning is TobyMac’s Take It Away, which I wrote about on April 6th.

If you want to steal my show,
I’ll sit back and watch you go.
If you’ve got something to say,
go on and take it away.

And that’s exactly how I’m feeling this morning… My husband can take it away today. I feel very blessed that he wants to celebrate this major life event for me. And I can’t wait to see what he has in mind. It’s the same way with God. I give him complete control, and I sit back and watch to see what he is going to do in my life in the coming weeks and months. And years, for that matter.

This morning, I read again my post from April 26th called Decision Made. (read it here.) It is reassuring to me to read it again, to read what I was thinking and see how I was feeling then, and know that I made the right decision. Because this morning is an almost identical morning to that very day. And I’m feeling light happy and breezy. Trusting God for my future and excited to see where he will take me… God AND my husband.

To God be the glory!!!


Saturday. Sunny. Perfect temperature. Breezy… Just exactly the right breezy for my perfectly tuned wind chime to be singing to me as I sit here in my front porch swing. This is one of my very favorite places to be, and I can spend hours here writing, drawing, reading, praying, sleeping… The music from the wind chime matches the music in my heart and head today. Happy. Peaceful. Bright. Cheerful.

I actually slept late this morning, which is a VERY rare thing for me to do. I am a morning person, up at 5:00 or 5:30 every morning. And even though I got up late, I still made my cup of coffee and headed to my studio and my desk… My other favorite place. God waits there for me every morning, meets me there. And He is patient if I sleep in.

It is unusual that there are no words with the music in my head today. Just happy music. I am in a heightened state of happiness and peace today. Yesterday was pivotal for me, a day of decision. And I feel as though I’ve made the right one, the good one.

I have felt for a long time that God was leading me away from some things and toward others. Writing this blog was a first step in that direction. It has brought me closer to The Lord, and helped me sort out some things in my mind and heart. Working through the music in my head every day has shown me how The Lord is with me, even through the night. How he sings over me and loves me enough to be with me even when I’m asleep. I love how the Holy Spirit stays with me all day.

I am excited to see where God will take me during this next phase of my life. To see how I can serve Him and those He places in my path to love and care for. Because that’s what I want to do in any phase of my life, or through any endeavor… Glorify The Lord who gives me the songs every morning.