Monday, December 15, 2008

I've got some explainin' to do....

I need to tell you something.

I have not blogged or touched on this because it's so brand new....that it's still sinking in. Here it is.

We're moving.

B has accepted a job at a church in Fort Worth, and as of today, we'll be picking up everything we own (except the house) and moving back to Texas in.....9 days.


We announced this to our very generous church family about 2 weeks ago, and it was not an easy decision. We prayed, we mulled, and finally, we knew we were supposed to go. We'll now be 2 hours away from family, instead of 10. A will know her grandparents well and life just may be a little easier with a child than it has been so far away (example: when both parents get sick and she is not!). God has provided this; but right now, I am sad and humbled when I think about the blessings He's provided for us here in Alabama.

We came here when I was 8 weeks pregnant from Kentucky with some serious morning--no, make that all day--sickness. We settled in, bought a house, and welcomed our little one into our lives. This is the home she knows. The routines she's known. The friends she's made. It breaks my heart to take her away from these. I even tried very, very hard not to tear up in the grocery store today--the grocery store!!--because she loves going there so much. Seriously, it may just rival the park.

But I know we'll find new routines. New friends. New grocery stores. But, for now, I'm just wallowing in nostalgia for my sweet home Alabama.

Here's an old pic that was taken when we bought our house. I'm praying that the Lord will give us a reason to take a new, updated one soon!

In the meantime, please forgive me for not blogging more regularly. We should be in our new home by Jan. 1.


Kylie said...

Congratulations! But I know it's hard, too. I was so ready to be near family again when we moved back from Africa, but SO, SO sad to leave there, too. I'll be praying for you and Ava in the transition. Hope your house sells quickly and you can settle in nicely in Ft. Worth!

Tiffany said...

I can certainly understand the sadness of leaving your home, but do know that there are many that will be so happy to have you back in Texas! I would love to hook up sometime. Until then, Have a Very Merry Christmas and safe travels to Texas!

Nicki W. said...

yay yay yay!! please please call me when you come to waco i would loooove to see you--so would shy girl!!

brian said...

why aren't you published yet?

but seriously, we are going to miss you guys so much. I really hate how fast time has moved and how we have not been able to hang as much as we wish but I am looking forward to Sat. and we will definitely be keeping in touch!