on being transformed

inbetween

In the early morning hours of Monday my busy week loomed large.  Five long days of not having routine overwhelmed the introverted homebody in me.  I was looking at the end picture, the weekend, and just willing myself to get there.

I took a deep breath and, in that moment, felt a whisper on my heart. A whisper to embrace the chaos and take every day as it came.

I am so grateful for the attitude check early in the week.  It has not been easy, but I have not wished it away either.

One of my absolute favorite writers, Jeff Goins released his new book, The In-Between today.  It’s about embracing the waiting time in life and actually paying attention to the days when you are in-between.  The subtitle, Embracing the Tension Between Now and the Next Big Thing, sums it up better than my words could (I wrote about this pretty significant waiting time already).

This seemingly normal, yet busier week IS a major in-between time for our family.

Matthew, my 9-year-old son, was diagnosed with dyslexia two months ago.  Finally, this worried and frazzled Momma had an answer.  This week was his therapy with a specialist.

There has been an amazing transformation.

Every day new tools and techniques are learned.  Every day he’s been beaming with newfound confidence.  Every day he’s actually reading without frustration.  He’s seeing words for the first time.  The letters are no longer disappearing in front of him.  He’s able to focus. Most importantly, he finally realizes that there’s nothing wrong with him- he simply learns differently. His life is being transformed and will be forever changed in an amazing way.  Who he is today is not who he will be in a year.  The journey will profoundly shape him.

Life is the in-between from what is to what will be.

There is true transformation during the in-between seasons of life.  Had I focused on the end I would never have seen this week as the true wonder it’s been.

It is a beautiful thing.

 How has your journeys through the in-between shaped you?

*Jeff Goins is not only a wonderful writer, he also offers a fabulous online writing course.  Tribe Writers (affiliate link) was key in helping me to finally bring my writing off of paper and onto the screen- highly recommended.

Joining with Fellowship Fridays and The Weekend Brew.

 

 

6 Replies to “on being transformed”

    1. Thanks so much, Karen! The book is really resonating with me and challenging me to really embrace all of life. Grace and peace to you!

  1. Loved your post. I also homeschool my four. Our youngest is slightly dyslexia, we’ve (she encluded in we) have worked hard and we are seeing results. It’s hard on us mothers to see our children struggle so. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, Kasey

  2. Kasey- thanks for sharing your thoughts. You’re completely right – it’s been so hard to watch him struggle for so long. We are in the same boat here. Finding out it was dyslexia was a relief- I spent so long thinking that I was messing up. Instead, I just needed the right tools to help him. I know the journey will be long but just seeing his whole demeanor change this week gives me the confidence to continue down the path. Thanks for stopping by again- I appreciate it 🙂

  3. So thankful your son is getting the assistance he needs to be successful. I’ve seen Jeff’s book floating around the blogsphere. I should check into it.

    1. I have not finished the book yet but I love it so far. It’s just another reminder to me that we have so much to be thankful for on the journey – the journey is where the growing and wisdom is found. That’s sometimes a hard pill to swallow for me. I just want to get there and fast! God doesn’t work that way though 🙂

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