It has been an interesting couple of months. We bought a house!! What started out as an unexpected proposal ended up being a beautiful surprise, and I for one am thrilled. We have a house that literally fits my dreams, and made some new friends in the process.

New seems to be the theme of my life. My husband and I are renewing our vows in another week and a half. I need to write out a testimony along with my vow, to share. We’ve decided that I will share from my side of this journey, so our friends and family can truly understand what a miracle this is.

I’m sitting here on my (new!) front porch, listening to the last drips from the trees. The world seems new again, having been bathed by a series of terrific thunderstorms. The air is renewed, and finally comfortable.

“His mercies are new every morning.” An amazing promise — isn’t it just like God to give a new gift to His creation, each and every single day?! And He also has made us new creatures, and offers us the chance to “renew our minds” as often as needed (which is more often than I care to admit!!)

New. I love getting something new. I bought a new dress for our recommitment, and my husband has a new suit. New clothes make us feel our best. New books create anticipation of new adventures. New shoes make one stand tall. And they say the best smell is that of a “new car”.

It’s new. There’s a feeling of freshness and the ability to start over. Theme of my life — we’re still getting started!