10/19/08

Stay tuned for an official announcement

This decision about where to go and what to do has been a prayer-saying, gut-wrenching, heart-breaking, stress-inducing, mental and emotional anguish causing, hard thing to do. And honestly I have avoided posting our decision on here because it is just so surreal, it isn't what I had in mind at the beginning.

We have our perfect little life here in Spokane. We have a great church, tons of friends, the city is (mostly) beautiful with lots of family stuff to do. This is the longest I have ever lived in any one spot (7 years), so Spokane has really become my home. Michael's parents live only 2 hours away along with one of his older sisters and her family, it means a lot to us to be able to visit on weekends and send the kids for a couple of days, spend holidays. I was a new Christian when we moved here and I have really "grown up" in the Lord here with this church family. We were newlyweds, no kids and bought our first house here. We had all four of our kids here. We have been through some growing pains in our marriage here, my MOPS group is here, all our favorite holiday traditions are here. To say that we are moving away is so very sad.

God has a different mind than I do (thank goodness!) and he has a place for us in Houston. He will go before us and prepare that place, giving us incredible things to look forward to, even though we are saying goodbye to some pretty incredible stuff here. Looking back, I didn't really want to come to Spokane either, but God had a place for us here. So, officially, Michael has accepted the job in Houston and we will be moving December 5th.

6 comments:

Vintage Mommy said...

You will be missed, but I KNOW that God will provide for ALL of your needs.

Angie said...

we will sure miss you Christian! I am glad we will always have our blogs but that won't be the same as seeing you on Wednesdays at MOPS. "Adventures in Mothering" is really fitting for you this year!

Mrs. Dunbar said...

I can only imagine what you are going through right now. I know the feeling of having everything "planted", everything around you to give you support. My husband graduates in June (09) and I can only imagine where the Lord will take us. I will be praying for you on this journey.
I was born in Spokane and raised in Texas (San Antonio), both places are nice.

joyfuliving said...

hey...maybe we'll see you in june? dallas? houston? pretty close, right? ;) right with you on your whole feelings of wretched change! i stick my tongue out to it! :)

Stephanie said...

I have heard lots of wonderful things about Houston. So, I bet you will love it there. Prayers for a safe move!

Mod Girl said...

Oh wow... I've gotten behind on your blog and while I'm away you post big, life-changing news. I have faith that God will pave the way before you as you move. And, I know He has a place and a perfect plan for your family in Houston.

May you feel an extra measure of His presence and peace in the coming weeks.