My house is up for sale. We've resigned from our jobs and packed a few boxes and told the sweet children that we work with the news....
We're goin' home.
So many people have asked us what has caused this decision and the answer isn't as easy to put our finger on as you might think. Coming to the South was exactly the right thing for us to do 5 years ago. It was a hard but good choice and I suppose I always thought that I would have to stay here. I've wanted to be home since the day I left but God has never opened that door for us. I had accepted it and then BAM...open door. I guess that's how it happens sometimes.
It isn't going to be easy to leave- this I know for sure. I have many friends that I love here and a church that very much has been a wonderful source of encouragement to us. But, I know from leaving the North that God places special people in your life for a season and thanks to technology, you can always keep in easy touch.
I could say so much about the step of faith that is required of us to make this move. We will most likely be looking for jobs "after" we get there. Eek. We have to sell our house before June. Double Eek. It is not my style to make major life changes without getting my "ducks in a row" but God is just not letting me control this and I'm learning slowly to take my hands off the situation and trust. He is stripping away at my defenses and back-up plans until I have nothing left but to understand that this is His life to govern over and His plan to work out in my family.
I'm sure I'll talk more about this as the days and months pass by. Meanwhile, I wait in anticipation for God to do miraculous things in a time that can seem very hopeless and scary in our economy and country. I know that the end result will probably look nothing like what I imagine but I do pray that some of it is....
(Quick sale, great job, sister trips, coffee with dad on Saturdays, groceries with Mom and GG, learning to knit AGAIN with Mother Teresa, double dates with Steph...and maybe our husbands!, and a big, beautiful garden.)