I had more words to share yesterday, so perhaps I should have simply posted this news then. But, as promised, although it may not come out so neatly packaged today, I'll share some big news with you.
Come the weekend after next, we're finally packing up and leaving Texas. It's been a long 16 months here, and we've been ready to transition for some time. In the end, we were obedient to come, but with much relief, it's time to move on to the next leg of the journey.
Obviously, the next question is "Where are you going?"
Honestly, we're not 100% certain. There is an opportunity that we're exploring in Nashville, TN. But also, God has arranged some really incredible details for a move back home to Lafayette, IN too. We're just waiting, praying and believing that a door will fling wide open in short order-- and once it does, that we will make no mistakes in whether or not we need to walk through it.
We are weary, for sure. The last two years have taken a major toll on us, and we're ready to move on and settle in to life. I'm so thankful that we rest in the shadow of a God who gives us shelter from the storms, because it's been raining here for a long time. Now, we're anxiously awaiting the sun to peek out from behind the clouds. The rains that have poured down will undoubtedly nourish seeds that were planted in our spirits years ago. It's simply time to let the Farmer tend to them as they take root, sprout and grow under his skillful care.
More details will follow in time, but the time isn't yet. For now, we just need a wonderfully suited job possibility to come available for Jeremy. He loved what he did in pharmaceutical sales, but the industry is highly volatile (and we're not so keen on volatility at the moment). His last year was spent as the Director of Marketing for a nationally known nonprofit. If you happen to be aware of anything on that front, or if you would like more details about all that is going on, I am happy to share with you in a private email. Just click here to shoot me one, or you can email Jeremy here.
I think I started keeping up with my blog at just the perfect time. It's such a reflection of my daily heart. One moment carefree and filled with joy and encouragement-- the next moment cautious and withdrawn, apprehensive of the journey. No matter what, I commit to honesty.
I love you all tremendously. It blesses me to share our lives with you. Isn't that really what the church is after all? Bearing burdens, living life, loving with grace fully extended...thank you. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.
And while I never suspect that our lives will be boring, I sure hope that none of our future big news involves moving again for another...say...40 years. Can I get an "amen?"