Wednesday, February 3, 2010

10 years from now?

Me and my newest baby, Cooper
I was reading a blog a few days ago and the subject really caught my attention. The woman was celebrating her 10 year anniversary and reminiscing how far she had come and was imagining what ten more years would bring. That got me thinking. What was I doing ten years ago? I ventured back in my mind and realized I was beginning my second semester of college. I could not even believe that was ten years ago, it doesn't feel ten years ago. The road I have traveled since then has been sprinkled with many experiences, accomplishments, joys, sorrows, and everything in between. Here are a few of the highlights...

-Changed my major 5 times (really, how can you know what you want to do for the rest of your life at age 19?)
-Learn to live with three different roommates (all different in their unique ways)
-Completed thousands of assignments, quizzes, tests, and finals
-Traveled through a 3.5 year relationship with someone who did not have the same beliefs as me
-Had my own apartment for a year
-Graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration
-Moved home not knowing what would come next
-Got a job offer in accounting, turned it down
-Went to work for my then church in assimilation
-Met the love of my life (I didn't know it then) on my first day of work
-Got engaged
-Planned a wedding
-Got married
-Adjusted to new family dynamics
-Bought a house
-Traveled to lands near and far to take the gospel to families with Kidz Blitz
-Started a business with two friends (painting, and Christmas decorating)
-Decided that business above wasn't for us
-Had a baby boy
-Learned how to be a mommy- (changed hundreds of diapers, stayed up into the wee hours of the night, watched milestones be reached, gave love and received much love from my babies, and many more things that mommy's experience).
-Traveled to more lands near and far with Kidz Blitz
-Started a business Kate Williams Designs (sewing hip items for moms and their children)
-Came off the road to share our lives with the wonderful people of Lenexa Baptist Church (Chris in role of Children's Pastor)
-Watched my business grow
-Led my first Bible Study
-Had another baby boy
-and still trusting in Jesus

There was a lot more in between all of these events. I realized that everything I have gone through and my experiences have shaped and molded me into the woman I am today. I have no idea what the future or the next ten years will look like. I would hope it would all be good, but I know that is not what life on this earth looks like. There is sin in this world and it is not perfect. But one thing I do know is if I hold fast, put my trust in Jesus no matter what the circumstances, that He will help me through anything I may encounter along the way. I would not want to know what life would be like without Him as my Savior. Thank you Lord for the last ten years of my life. Thank you for being my guide every step of the way. Lord, I pray that my life be honoring to you.

[Jesus comforts His disciples] "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, trust also in me." John 14:1


  1. Wow, what an exciting 10 years!!! God is SOOOO good!!! Thanks for sharing your life & your faith!

  2. hi kate! so glad you commented on my blog :)
    how are you?! looks like you are doing well...
    and yes, we moved in january of 2008...probably right after we saw ya'll!
    i'm subscribing to your blog so i can keep up!

  3. Oh Kate! This blog post made me miss you! Isn't God good! Wow! I am extremely blessed to know you... and thankful for your impact on my life!
    Much love to you girl!