...that when we moved to Texas we would stay here for less than a year?
...that my prayers for a very best girlfriend would finally be answered?
...that it would be so hard to leave after such a short time?
...that I LOVE living in a red state, and deplore the idea of going back to such a raging liberal,
agenda pushing, government controlling environment? (Seriously, I can't even choose my own
dishwasher detergent, and don't get me started on home school laws!)
I wouldn't have thought any of these things, but God did. He knew ahead of time all the choices we would make, and exactly how He would work in our lives through those choices. He knew ahead of time how desperately I would need a friend to lean on, and to keep my head on straight. He knew I needed a good dose of encouragement and to see that our great nation still has plenty of like minded Godly patriots.
My head is swimming with thoughts, and questions and emotions. I am sad to leave, glad to get back, wondering exactly what our destination will be and desperately trying to lean on God and His understanding rather than my own. There is grace in uncertainty, as a friend so eloquently laid it out for me.
As for the destination, I know you are all on the edge of your seats...and I am too!! Michael got a call back on a resume that he put in for a job in Kennewick. He has a phone interview on Monday the 17th. If he were to get hired, then we will settle in Kennewick for the foreseeable future. If not, we will be headed to Spokane for him to attend nursing school. Please pray that we would just be wherever God wants us to be.
I have lots of pictures from our recent trip to Florida, which I will post...eventually. But we are up to our eyeballs in boxes, we are picking up the moving truck tomorrow and headed North on Saturday morning. I won't be blogging for a bit, but you can check me out on Facebook for updates.
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Let me clear this up for my Washington peeps...I am sad to leave Texas, sad to get so far away from my side of the family, and a little confused about the why's and what for's of this last 8 months. BUT I am also very excited to return to Washington, be it Spokane, the first place I ever felt like I had roots, or to Kennewick where we would be so close to grandparents and cousins. Either way I am looking forward to some decent weather, some beautiful scenery and the people that we love!