Monday, November 7, 2011

look who thinks she can just start blogging again...

Wait, did I just do that?  Did I just click "new post" after a whole month of not blogging?  And it seems that after a whole month, I'd have lots of pictures and words to share.  So let's see, where to start?

Maybe this.

We are moving.  Next week I will be in a new home, in a new town, serving in a new church.  And I feel all the feelings that go along with that.  Excited, sad, happy, overwhelmed.  But mostly I feel confident.  Confident that it is the right move for us, confident that we are leaving our current ministry in great hands.  Confident that God has written these plans and humbled by His goodness.

We are moving into a house with THREE whole bedrooms!  We will have a huge yard, almost an acre!  We will be living across the street from the church that we will be serving in!  We will be close to where we currently live.

These are good things.
These are gifts.
And we are so very grateful!

So right now I am planning bedrooms in my head.  Our kids have always shared a room.  How do I sort toys and books?  I am planning packing in my head.  I am theoretically ordering shower curtains and wall clings.  And while all of things are going on in my head, I'm trying to slow our last days down in this home.  Sitting by our dining room window that lets in the softest, loveliest light, making origami with Buddy.  Singing, with John on guitar, in our poorly insulated living room.  Rocking in our chairs on the front porch with Moonpie.  Soaking in our final moments in this sweet little home of ours.

11 comments:

Traci said...

Been wondering where you have been...asked Cheryl, she told me, a move. The details sound divine! So wonderful. Enjoy making some last memories!

Shalini said...

Welcome back! The blogosphere missed you! Congratulations on the big move--a whole acre, holy moly, that's awesome. Have fun with that and I hope everything goes smoothy-smooth-smooth with the actual move.

Rosie_Kate said...

Awesome! That's so exciting! I hope everything goes smoothly with the moving (such a big job!) and that you guys settle in quickly! Can't wait to hear more!

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amanda {the habit of being} said...

glad to see you resurfacing and with such good news too! i'll be thinking of you and yours, wishing you a smooth and peaceful transition :)

Amanda said...

Oh my goodness! No wonder you needed a blogging break! How exciting! I hope the transition goes smoothly, packing goes quickly, and decorating is supremely satisfying. :)

cally said...

Phew. You're alive.

I was wondering.

wow, good luck with the exciting move!!

Mommyblogger said...

Congrats- I can't wait to hear & see more of this journey. What a blessing!

SchneiderPeeps said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog. We have more in common than just a move. My husband is in ministry also! I'll be praying for you guys. It's always exciting when God moves us (but a little scary, too.) I'm excited for you guys to have an acre. We've had a acre for the last 2 years and there's alot you can do with it. In our new house we'll have 1.5 acres. We're looking forward to getting our chickens back and one of my sons wants bees. Lots of fun planning!

Becky said...

Good to see/hear from you again! You are on my mind every day! Wondering about your move, the adoption, etc! I'm going to email you!!!!

crockerdile said...

Congratulations! It is great to be in the center of God's will! Praying for you all as you continue on your journey. A whole acre?! AWESOME!