Y’all. Tonight is “Mom’s Night Out”. What does that even mean? We’ve tried “Mom’s Night Off” a couple of times and I’ve even been known to go on strike on occasion but this is my first evening out. Of the house. Alone. Not even one child. Yikes!
So here I am, sitting in the back room of a coffee shop, and I admit…I’m kind of scared. Not because I don’t think Jared can handle it, Jared is a rockstar. I’m afraid this experiment is a waste of time.
Jared encouraged me this weekend to take some quiet time weekly, outside of the house, to write. I love to write. In fact, when I grow up, I want to be a writer. It is a dream I’ve only dared utter out loud to my husband and my family. Jared has gently pushed me many times throughout our marriage to write and my answer has always been the same, “What would I write about?”. As this blog has evolved, my confidence has grown. However, You should know that the words you periodically read on this site are not my words. They are God’s words that He whispers to my heart. Therefore, I still don’t feel like I have the talent to write. But, I do have passion and that is why I am sitting here in a coffee shop meeting room. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that this is a coffee shop and to be here I must therefore purchase a cup of yummy coffee. ☕️ And, it’s sooooo quiet here!
So I packed my backpack this morning in anticipation. I packed my iPad, a blank composition notebook, our “family manual” (which really should not be allowed on Moms Night Out). I have my flair pens and mechanical pencils, my prayer journal, and a book I have been reading that has inspired me to do crazy things like Moms Night Out. Just in case. I have no idea what to expect, as I said, the words have always been God’s words not mine. One thing I do know: I expect great things.
Every giant will fall, the mountains will move. Every chain from the past, You’ve broken in two. Over fear, over lies, we’re singing the truth: That nothing is impossible with You.
Update: Now we get to the good stuff. We have a date! On October 6th we will officially become the Black family of seven. It still feels far away but I know it will be here soon. These next few weeks will be filled with joy and tears for all of us. Please pray for the kiddos as they process letting go. Also pray for Jared and I as we look towards the future that God has laid out before us.
Keep an eye out! We are planning to have a little celebration for the kids in the coming months. I don’t have many details, just that there will be food and a dance party. ❤️