After over 7 years of living in the Dallas area, we are packing up and heading West. Jonathan has accepted a Children's Pastor job with a wonderful church in Lubbock, TX. (You can read his thoughts on the move here.) It is indeed a bittersweet parting, for we have been blessed to work at a wonderful church with a wonderful church family. I know the Lord has incredible plans for their future as well. Telling our church family we are leaving is by far the most difficult thing we have ever had to do. (And by "we", I mostly mean Jonathan...because I hate being emotional and dread confrontation and I pushed it all off on him.)
We have listed our home for sale, and we'll be moving the last week of April (whether the house sells or not!). God has made himself so evident through the entire process of accepting this new position in Lubbock, and I know he will continue to be faithful as He works out the details of selling our home. I just hope He does it in such a way that I can say, "Wow, God! You worked that out so quickly and painlessly!" and not "Thank you Lord for increasing my faith while we waited for many expectant months for our home to sell." Either way, all I have been given is truly all I need, and I am thankful.
Funny stories about telling the boys we're moving:
How exciting for your family! I am eager to hear how God uses your family in this new area of Texas. It is truly a mission field down there, no? ;-)
Wow! Is it starting to become real yet? I will be praying for a smooth transition. With our move, Nathanael has definitely had the toughest time with the move ("this school isn't as cool as my last school" "I like my house in Waterville, Maine better than this one"). Since Ryan and Nathanael are about the same age, I will especially pray for Ryan!
We recently moved. When we were unpacking the children's things in the new place the little one kept saying things like, "This is just like my truck! I have one of these at my house!" We kept having to remind him that these were his things!