Sunday, February 17, 2008

First Post

So we moved to Michigan 3 years ago, feeling like residency would last forever and it would be a long time before we had to make any more decisions. And now it is sneaking up upon us- We have less than a year and a half to go before we will need to begin a whole new phase of our life together. And where should we go? Should we stay here? Will we pick up and move on to a new adventure? When will we know? How will we decide?!

I guess I always figured that when the time came, we would get our "marching orders" from the Lord and I still believe we will. He has never failed to lead and guide us as we've listened with open hearts for what He has for us.

Up until fairly recently, I think I had my heart closed off in a sense. I hate moving with a passion- having done it 8 times in my life- and I'm not really anxious to do it again. The housing market where we live is one of the poorest in the country and we'd likely lose money if we tried to sell our house. It took awhile, but I feel comfortable and happy here now, with friends I would greatly miss if we had to leave.

But as we've begun earnestly seeking God's will on this, I have felt a really deep sense of peace about whatever may come... and on top if it all, the spark of adventure has been lit inside me! I'm excited to see where He brings, and to dream of new and exciting things until He makes it clear to us where He wants us to go.

So if you're as interested as my mom is in the inner workings of my mind... then by all means, follow along. I'm not sure how often I'll post, but as I have ideas and thoughts to share, I will document them here.


Transplant said...

I love it! I can hardly wait to read the next chapter!

You certainly have a bit of the old Took inside you, just like Bilbo did.

Where did you find the lovely template?

Christi said...

I am interested to see where you'll end up. I would miss you so much if you move far away, but I know our friendship would continue. I will continue to pray for you and Brad as you struggle with the next step.