Monday, July 16, 2012

what a year can bring


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I've been sifting through old posts.  Collecting my thoughts~collecting images.  It's been a year since we pulled our car out of Chaska, leaving Minnesota behind.  At that moment with the rain spitting on us, and a sad Amy Grant song filtering through my speakers, I felt such a heaviness.  We were leaving a place very dear to our hearts.  We had made a home in Minnesota, raised our girls up there.  We were leaving dear friends.  It was painful.



We knew God had a new chapter for us.  Mixed in with the tears was excitement.  And that's what propelled us forward into the unknown.  When I think back over this past year I think of us...



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fluffing a new nest...


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investing in new friendships...

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exploring new places...

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building our faith...

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the chick's spreading their wings...

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I think of our family becoming closer.  Of challenges that drew us together. 

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I think of those first few months and how hard they were.  How I ached inside for normalcy...for this place to feel like home.







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I think of God's promise to carry us through if we just took that giant leap of faith...and that's what it was.  There was no big flashing sign telling us it was the right decision. There wasn't even a real "this is it" feeling.  For us it came down to prayer, a hand raise and then a phone call saying we're in.  Talk about scary. 



We still are rooting in.  We have goals to be involved in our church.  We envision couples here for dinner and maybe a small bible study group.  Honey is still finding his footing with his career.  I'm seeking something new.  Something.  But collectively we are glad we decided to take that leap.  It's been a struggle at times, but our God is Faithful and no matter if this our forever home or not we are constantly reminded of His hand guiding us...leading us straight.  It really is amazing what a year can bring.





Have a blessed day.







662.  provision for the unknown
663.  His safety net
664.  the sweet friends in my life
665.  a home we love
666.  a church that speaks truth and worships freely
667.  smooth transitions for the girls

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