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Applying Life Lessons, Gained Through Experience

Posted by Mike on October 8th, 2006

I was reflecting today about the past few months, and then years, and the experiences I have gone through. There have been many highs and lows. All in all, these have been growing experiences. Several major things have happened and I feel that it will be good to share some of them over the next few weeks.

I am a project manager by profession and a father by choice. Naturally, I will have observations to share that impact all facits of my life. Here is a short list of the things that have happened over the past few years, which I will be writing about. (In general, when I say “we,” I am referring to my wife and me.)

  1. My wife and I had two miscarriages.
  2. We helped plant a church and then God moved us out.
  3. We became licensed foster parents.
  4. We foster parented, and then adopted, a brother and sister.
  5. I was reassigned job responsibilities, at work.
  6. We are still working at blending two new children into our family that now totals seven.
  7. I have taken two FMLA leaves, to work on family issues, related to adoption.
  8. We started a new business venture called Ten Foot Table Incorporated.
  9. We moved our family to the country and started farming.
  10. We have struggled to find support from our extended family.

I don’t want you to think that the above list is a list of complaints, because it is not. We have been blessed in everything that has happened. I do believe what God says in Romans 8:28.

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 (KJV)

I look for the good in thes experiences. I search to see the truth in what has been taught me. I try to use my 20/20, hindsight, vision to reflect on what I have been through. I try to learn and become a doer of what I learned. I try to move forward in a better way.

I am a little afraid blogging about these things. For that reason, I will be careful about what I say. I want to share what I have learned, not complain about what I have been through. With these thoughts, I will strive to make these posts positive ones. I pray that it will benefit somebody. I know it will benefit me.

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