WE ARE MOVING!
Our in-laws told us about a house for rent so we went & took a gander & it ended up fitting the bill quite nicely (not perfectly but nicely) so we signed a year lease effective April 1st. I have been painting and transferring my garden from our city to our new town over the last few weeks, along with finishing up Church responsibilities, packing up the household, and jumping into the car to go on a few spur-of-the-moment road trips we are able to take.
Its exciting & terrifying all at the same time for various reasons. My great-grandma told my husband, "I bet your wife is going to miss those children she's been working with." And she's right. I'm having to very proactively put 'my' kiddo's in God's hands and trust that, just like He brought me into their lives for this season and is now taking me out of it, He will bring other believers into their lives to help shepherd their faith & teach them the ways they should go. But, like my great-grandma continued saying to my husband, "I am sure she won't just sit in the pews for very long. She'll end up doing something in that new Church of yours. She's not one to sit still for very long or leave things the way they are. If I know her the way I do she'll probably drag some Internationals into that church, because she's not just a follower. She's a leader. That time she spent overseas was so good for her because it really shaped who she is today."
I kinda choked up when my husband told me about the conversation because I felt sooooo complimented and validated. Its not easy leaving a ministry you have invested in for almost 3 years. But the hope that there are still good things if not better things to come is such a blessing.
So as terrifying & hard as change is, I think it will be a good thing in the long run.
Ok now that I've updated you, my poor little neglected blog, I must run. I have a Ladies Tea Party this afternoon at church and a household to pack! And a pesky dining-room color to decide upon. WHYYYYYY are there so many shades of yellow at Lowes, and which ones will pair nicely with Country White?! ITs a split-toned dining room with a 'chair roller' or something board down the middle. I think I'm going to enlist Ms Pat's help, because that woman is a genius for household colors. :-)