I asked Katherine this morning (during a very early and sleepy conversation) what she was doing one year ago today. Her answer: planning my birthday party. It was an interesting parallel between our lives then and our lives now, and the only parallel. One year ago today Lyla existed, we just didn't know it. Katherine suspected she might be pregnant, Kevin was ignorant. It wasn't until about a week later that we found out for sure. One year ago today, our life was bristling in anticipation of tearing out of the starting block, and we were ignorantly sitting around, getting ready to dress in green and drink beer with our friends.
If you had asked me one year ago where I'd be in a year I honestly would have said, "I don't know." Ask me today where I'll be in a year and the answer is "I don't know." But in reflecting on all of the ways that my life has changed in the past 365 days I cannot help but marvel that God not only knew every single thing that would happen but had determined it before time even existed. The one big difference between asking me that question last year and asking me that question today is that today (by the grace of God) I am able to answer "where ever God takes me." And I can rest in that.