27 March 2010

It's good to be back.

I recently labelled all 600-odd of my posts.  Doing this reminded me of things I'd written in the past.

What struck me from my writing 12 months ago was the number of things I was mourning the loss of as we moved away.  A church I fitted in, friends I loved, a coffee-shop home group, playing piano in worship bands, a lovely house and a mental plan regarding where I will send my children to kindy and school.

Amazing really.  We now have a great house in an awesome location, a church we love so much that we became members after 6 months there, a new coffee-shop home group, a great kindy and school to send my kids to and  (buckle up!) tomorrow I am playing piano in the worship band for the first time!

At the rehearsal today, my soul went "Aaaaaahh!  It's good to be back!"

At my last church I played in front of up to 200 people.  Tomorrow it will be in front of 800 to 1000.  And I'm doing a solo for communion.  Oo wow.  Goodness.

I'm just remembering to thank God for the opportunities He has opened up for me here.

Thankyou also to YOU my readers who stuck by me through the dark and grumpy days.  You encouraged me so much, and reminded me that through blogging I've contacted many real and wonderful people who are able to offer support and love.

Thankyou.  That's all I've got for tonight.  Thankyou!


Tracy P. said...

This truly made me smile! I'm so happy you are where you are today. Back using your gifts. God is good!

CraftyMummy said...

You go, girl! I'll think of you this morning as you play - Enjoy!

Joy said...

I didn't know you played the piano. I'm so happy things are settling in for you and its starting to feel at home.
You should do a video of some of your music and post it so we can hear you play.
♥ Joy

BGSydneyside said...

So glad that God has answered your (and our) prayers- and that you have settled in so well. What a blessing!
I'm sorry I don't comment much- but rest assured I love your blog- its been a joy getting to know you and your beautiful family!

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

I simply have not been blogging lately, not much to speak of. And I've missed it. I am glad to read that you have found your joy again, though I never felt that you were grumpy at all. Actually, you made me laugh frequently because you always seemed to sing through it all.

Emily Sue said...

Welcome home. :)

I hate that you had some hard things happening, but I'm so glad we became friends through those hard things.

Jodie said...

And don't forget your great new friends! We're so glad you're here :-) You did a fantastic job at church this morning. My favourite bit, though, was sitting next to Jessie, who kept pointing to you and saying proudly "That's my Mummy!"

Hippomanic Jen said...

Glad to hear that things have settled. Playing in public again - that's a big step.

Cazbam said...

So glad to hear that everything has worked out so well for you up there! Makes me smile on the inside and the outside :D

Long dark hair, blue eyes said...

Yay! I am so glad it has come full circle for you!con