My wife just wrote an incredible post that gives a glimpse into our lives. With her permission, I thought I’d put it here
Oh la! Feels like I haven’t blogged in ages! Our family was blessed with an opportunity to go to Banff on a district-wide prayer conference. It was a wonderful time of relaxing, enjoying nature, and meeting new people. Also, our family needed this time together.
I was talking to someone I had met about our recent journeys of what had brought us to Edmonton. She insisted that I needed to write down things in order to remember everything that God has brought us through. Thus, I started to compile a little list in my head of things I wanted to remember. I ended up realizing that it had to do a lot with numbers. So, here are a few snapshots of some numbers that hold a lot more significance than we realize.
Our Lives In Numbers:
2 – the number of times we have sold almost everything we own in order to follow God’s calling/leading. It really wasn’t easy at all! I have learned that stuff is exactly what it is – “stuff.” It doesn’t define who you are or what you will become if you don’t allow it to. If you hold on too tight to your “stuff,” you will soon find out that it is actually holding tight on to you.
3 – the number of months we have lived in Edmonton; a place to finally call “home.”
- is also the number of weeks we had to leave Korea. That meant selling all of our stuff, getting rid of our lease (which we had signed for a year and if we didn’t find someone to take it over, we would have had to continue paying rent or risk loosing our $10 000 deposit), packing all our remains and saying our goodbyes. In a sense, we lost what we thought was “home,” only to later realize that “home” is where our family is and ultimately in Heaven.
4 - the number of years I have been married to my best friend and lover.
5 – the number of places that Victoria has lived in for more than one month since being born.
- is also the number of months we were both jobless and had no idea of what was coming next. An extremely scary and uncertain time, especially with a newborn. However, God was and is so faithful! We learned SO much through this time and bonded together as a family. We were also blessed with extended family that took us in and provided a roof over our heads, food in our tummies, love in our hearts, and many joyful memories.
7 - the number of times Victoria has been on a plane since being born. Perhaps God is training her up to be a missionary.
8 – the number of times that I have moved since being married. I think I would consider myself a missionary
13 - the number of weeks left until Baby Im #2 enters our home, our hands, and our hearts.
16 – the number of months that Victoria and Baby Im #2 will be apart from each other. Haha…pray for us! It’s going to be one busy household!
42 - the number of days until my parents come to visit us for the first time. Yipee!
I’m sure there are SO many more numbers that have significant meaning, but that’s all I can think of right now.
Take a moment to stop and think about your life in numbers. I hope that it helps you reflect on how Good and Gracious our God is.