Stepping into a new season of life is both invigorating and terrifying. I've been on hiatus for the past 3 months while nurturing the new baby life of our son, Jonathan David Klein. Every day I notice another remarkable new thing about him. Babies. They're so precious. It's amazing to see how he inherently reflects Christ, just by being. He is full of joy when I just look in his direction, he thrives when he is nearest to my heart, his smile melts away my frustration when he wakes me up in the middle of the night, he cries when any of his needs are met because that's the only way he knows how to communicate, and he is getting so adorably chunky, I just want to squeeze his cheeks and thighs all day long. I guess that's not the most Christ-like thing about him, but it sure is adorable.
Before Jonathan came into our world, many women told me that motherhood is the hardest job that I will ever do. I heard them, but didn't quite understand how it could be that hard to love on a baby all day long. Well, they were right. Seriously. I mean, it's a lot of work. Good thing he's cute! So it's been more difficult than I expected to step back into Revival. There has even been threads of doubt as to whether or not I should continue growing Revival because my new role as a mom is that much more important.
However, now that I'm coming out of the haze of sleep deprivation, I've been able to have more margin in my life for some white space, thinking space, prayer space. And it's absolutely clear that the last thing I should do is walk away from all that Revival has become. Instead, I feel challenged to raise up a revival within the company and within myself. Ashley and I have grown the company a lot in the past two years, far past my wildest dreams; however, there's more. God's not done with us yet, and I'm sensing he's certainly not done with me. I can be a mom, wife, and business owner. My priority will always be family first, but I am not willing to throw Revival in the trash. I feel like we're just starting to tap into even more amazing things, and it's getting me excited.
This year is going to be a year of reimagining and getting creative with the dynamics of our company. There's going to be a heck of a lot more delegating to those that are seasoned veterans in the skills that I don't have the time to acquire. We're focusing on growth and expansion more than ever, but doing so without compromising the amazing quality of our products. We're letting go of the things that are dragging us down and pushing forward to new frontiers and fresh starts!
As always, thank you for being a part of the journey with us.
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