28.12.16

WE ARE MOVING...

.....................Back to Indiana!

Will has accepted a new position back in our home state. It's all fallen together so quickly, I think we are still in shock by it all. So, maybe I'll just start at the beginning.

Let's rewind to the beginning of Fall. I started hearing little whispers from God about moving back to Indiana. I sort of pushed them aside. But, they kept coming back. I started to really pray about it and talk to him. This is really what you want us to do??? But, we just moved in to a new home, that we love. I kept bringing up all of these reasons and he just kept coming back to me with the same thing... it's time to move back.

I finally brought it up to Will the weekend of my birthday. My mom had come up and we sat there and watched her and Grayson play. Of course, it made us smile. Every time we are with family, we always say it would be nice to be closer, but this time it was different. It all felt different. So, we talked about it. Over the course of several weeks. Really prayed about it. The whispers from God were still there.

So, basically we gave ourselves 5 years. Will has (had) a wonderful job up here, we love our parish, we love our town, we love our friends...what's the rush? We settled on 5 years even though we knew it would probably be less than that. Will started looking around at jobs. Sorta seriously, but sorta not. We agreed he would apply to a few and just see what happens. If they say no, they say no. We didn't tell family or friends because we didn't want to have any extra pressure on Will if they didn't work out. If it's meant to be, God will find a way.

Well, Will received an official offer last week. After his first interview, he called me and basically said he thinks he will get the job. I was shocked. I reminded him kindly, but it's ok if you don't. You did your best. He just sounded so confident... I was a little shocked at his confidence HA! :) Of course, we will be closer to family, but this is also a great position for his career. He has worked so hard these last almost 4 years and is really so deserving of it.

Of course this move is very bittersweet for us. We are leaving a wonderful community and friends. Friends that have been like family to us. I've already cried just thinking about saying goodbye, so I can only imagine how the goodbye will actually be.

But, on the flip side, it is so sweet to be able to be closer to family. To watch cousins play together, aunts, uncles and grandparents love on our kids and for us to maybe go on a date! (ha!!)

We have spent the last (almost) 4 years here. Our whole marriage has been here. We haven't loved every second, but we've had each other. Living away from both families is so hard, but it's also been richly rewarding for us. We have some crazy funny stories and so many memories to hold on too.

I know this experience wouldn't have been the same without Will. Like so much of the last 7 years of my life, he has taught me more, loved me more and pushed me to try to be a better person.

So, to wrap this up. Please pray for our transition back home and for our wonderful house to sell. Thank you so much!!


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