Emily Belle Freeman
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THIS IS MY JOY

AND MY GREAT REJOICING

Here…

IMG_3747 This morning I settle into this chair finally content.

You wonder where I've been.

Everywhere it seems.  In this one month I have seen both sides of the United States.  I've been from CA to NYC and everywhere in between.

My heart pauses at those two words ––in between.

That is where I am living right now.

In between deadlines and State lines and still I am trying to fit in what is real and that includes breakfast and lunch, and cello lessons, and watching Grace's favorite show before bed, and texting the boys, and catching up on Meg's life, and writing a missionary, and preparing a seminary lesson.

You know, the most important stuff is the stuff that happens in between.

And sometimes you can't fit everything into 24 hours.

That's been the case lately.

So forgive me for not being here, while I got caught up in the in between.

But don't worry…

I just pushed send…and all three deadlines are finally met.

And I only have one more State line to cross this year.

And tomorrow I will pull out Christmas,and decorate, and life will go back to some semblance of normal.

And I…

I will be here.

Because I have missed this.  I have missed you.

And there is something about knowing that we are all trying to come closer to Christ.

Daily.

Together.

 

 

 

Emily Freeman