This quote from Wendell Berry really spoke to me this week:
it may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work, and that when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey.”
When I saw the triplets on the ultrasound machine, all the plans I had for my life changed. I wanted to have a career and a family. I wanted a largish-family but not an extra large family. I wanted to be able to devote hours to each kid, and I wanted hours to cuddle with a third newborn baby. Those plans changed with the news of triplets. My career hasn’t ended, but it has taken a different turn. I didn’t get to cuddle each newborn for hours, but I did cherish the little minutes. This change in plans is really hard for a Type A personality like me. But the triplets gave me a huge gift. They forced me to come to my “real work.” It was easy for me to see a traditional career path to follow. Now things aren’t easy, and as a result, I’m growing exponentially more than I would have on the “typical” path. I don’t know which way I’m going, but I am figuring it out. This blog is part of that journey.
Thanks for reading.