We Have This Hope

October 20, 2014

Screenshot 2014-10-20 13.19.43Last week I was hired to write for mom.me. I’m really, really excited to be a part of their group; they have some of my very favorite people with them.

I’ll be writing with their Parenting section, similar to what I write with Babble but with more of an edge for snark/humor at times. So while I try to avoid anything super confrontational on here, it may be that you read my writing there and get a bit bristly at times. That’s ok! We can still love each other with prickles. 😉 It’s simply a different direction to my writing and voice, and it helps me to branch out.

In other news, my visa came today and that was it! I’m all set to leave in less than two weeks. Now I just have to pack and over think everything possible about packing. You might figure after all my adventures these past few years I’d have it pretty much down, but international is a different ball game. I don’t remember what I packed for India but I had just turned 20 so probably Britney CD’s and JNCO jeans (remember those?!). I also packed a camera (we didn’t have cells to take in those days) and between my girlfriend and I we took about 600 pictures that were printed when we got home. I have an entire tupperware box full of pictures from India.

I know I keep saying this but I seriously can’t believe this is actually going to happen.

So right now, good things are taking place. We have some uncertainty in areas, but watching God place me in the middle of circumstances I would have never dreamed of is pretty amazing. He takes me right where I am, mess and tied down and full of commitments and all kinds of emotional turmoil, and says, “Let me use your life for my purpose.”

My greatest hope is that you all, especially if you’ve been reading me a while now, can and will continue to see the hand of God on my life. Not because I’m really special or such a nice person – because I’m not. But that He can take a broken, angry, grieving woman and use her life for something greater than herself. I keep writing on here because I want you to know it’s not over, and because it reminds me of how far He’s carried me.

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4 Comments

  • Diana Wrote

    October 22, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    This is one of the nicest things anyone has ever said to me. Thank you.

  • Ali

    October 21, 2014 at 6:48 am

    The anchor the soul verse is one of my favorites! I actually want to get an anchor tattoo… but I keep chickening out. 🙂

  • Jessica

    October 20, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    Diana you have been such an inspiration to me since I started reading your blog over 2 years ago. I truly believe God is using you and I can see it as you write about your journey through life. I wish you safe travels in the coming weeks and I cannot wait to read about it!

  • In Between the Piles

    October 21, 2014 at 2:51 am

    Over the last six months give or take, I feel like your writing has reached a new level. I've always related to it, but it has become more polished…I don't know if that makes sense. So many times lately when I've read your posts, I've been struck with how perfectly you've expressed an idea. This post, this sentence was just wow. "But that He can take a broken, angry, grieving woman and use her life for something greater than herself. I keep writing on here because I want you to know it’s not over, and because it reminds me of how far He’s carried me." I'm so excited for you!!

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