All things new

New season, new schedule, new hopes, new routine,

New stuff, new ideas, new friends and new dreams.

New tasks, new skills, new expectations,

New failures, new lessons, and new inspirations.

It has been an eventful month and a half since I last posted: the beach, starting my new job, more photo shoots…

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Savannah, GA
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Love this family!
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These are my teammates. #bestjobever
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My first go at a bridal bouquet ❤ ❤ ❤

But if I’m honest, it’s quite a bit of new overload, actually.

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Can I just go back today? I’ll even take a rainy beach… (Well, I’d take any beach any day!)

I’m loving life for the most part; the other part of me is a little tired, a little frustrated, and a little scared.

Tired from working more hours than I expected and relearning how to juggle work and the rest of life.

Frustrated that I jumped in at the busiest time of year and am having to learn my job mostly by anticipation, trial, and error – error being 95% of the time (OK, that’s probably an exaggeration – it just feels like it!).

Scared that I’m going to fail all the kids, families, and teammates I’m serving.

But at the end of the day I can breathe because He’s got me. At the end of the day it’s on Him, not me. That’s the beauty and miracle of trusting Him: it gives me courage and joy to show up again tomorrow, come what may!

The steps of a man are established by the Lord, and He delights in his way. When he falls, he will not be hurled headlong, because the Lord is the One who holds his hand. 

Psalm 37:23-24

And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.

2 Corinthians 12:9

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves…

2 Corinthians 4:

It is well with my soul. Grateful for each day, each new mercy every morning. Happy September!

❤ amanda mae

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