Welcome to my new blog, The Delk Project. If you’re familiar with my writing, then you’ve probably read AHokieAndATarheel and you’re probably curious about the new look and the new name. You can read more about the name and the journey to this particular spot of real estate here.
In a nutshell, the last 2 years have been ones of one change after another, and I guess you could say, we’ve been in…
A season of change
I’ve written a little about our story and when I go back to read it all, I re-live it, and I rejoice in it. All the change, all the trials, all the provision… through each uncertainty and every blessing, we have felt the presence of God. He knows exactly what he’s doing, and where each turn will take us, even if we can’t see around the bend.
Proverbs 3:5-6 says Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
I re-read the part “do not lean on your own understanding” over and over because I’m one of those people who likes to figure out the problem and once I can understand it, I can solve it. But see, a lot of this past year I haven’t been able to understand…
“Why would Brandon and I both lose our jobs in the same season?” Patience, child, and trust me, I’m about to bless you with a wonderful job that you will love, surrounded by a great team of coworkers.
“Why would we face chronic and serious health issues during a time when we weren’t sure we would have insurance coverage, Lord?” Trust me, little one, for I am going to show my great power over your finances.
“Why would we face such a year of turmoil and uncertainty at this point in our marriage? We are supposed to have it all figured out and be busy giving our sons the best life imaginable.” Oh but child, I am growing you strong and courageous, to teach those boys how to seek me when it doesn’t make sense, and how to trust me when you cannot see the way. For you need not give them riches to give them everything, and in your weakness, I am made strong.
So as we have navigated this rolling tide of change, we have learned many things, not the least of which is that we are so loved. Friends and family near and far have loved on us, and given to us in more ways than we can count.
To each one of you, thank you.
You have been instrumental in teaching us, in healing us, and in showing Christ to us. We have discovered that we are like mounds of clay. Projects that the Lord keeps working on, even when we act unlovable, even when we doubt, and scream, and throw adult-sized tantrums. When you read this blog, please know that we aren’t perfect. We fight, we argue, we are short-tempered, we are messy and unorganized, and we are inpatient, but we are moldable. We are never too far gone to be put on the shelf, lost in the dust of forgotten projects.
The Delk Project is a place for me to capture the stories of our lives, and to share with you the inter-workings of the project that is our family. I hope to share the good, the bad, the funny, and the uncomfortable with you. I hope you’ll join us. I cherish my original blog, so I’ve decided to leave it intact, just like it is. I will be blogging here from now on and hope this hasn’t confused anyone. It was time for this blog to be born and take shape and I’m excited about the stories and the memories it will hold.
We’re embracing the change, and though this project needs some work, I’m willing to withstand the molding, and I think you’ll see that through the refinement comes joy, beautiful, unspeakable joy.