This blog has been around for almost two years and this part marks a monumental 400 posts. We’ve come along way, baby! ;) Thank you so much for tagging along for our ride.
Now for the big change…We’re moving, like…NOW. No, not to Ethiopia yet. This probably seems abrupt and it has felt that way a bit to me as well, but we are so thankful for how God has orchestrated details.
We have been living about 20 minutes north of our church community and 45 minutes north of my family. This arrangement has worked great for us and we LOVE our neighborhood and our neighbors. They have become our friends and are a big part of why pulling up in front of our little, red house seems like home. For that reason, this is bittersweet. We knew the move was coming but we anticipated it being more towards next fall.
However, now that Jon has started working on the family farm (45 minutes south), we quickly realized that we should consider moving closer, for less time and expense with commute and so the girls and I have an opportunity to interact with him during the days.
Enter God’s orchestrating…my dad’s parents live about 2 miles away from the farm. Grandma lost my Grandpa this fall. They have a very large house with lots of outdoor space and a full basement with it’s own kitchen, bathroom and two bedrooms. Over Thanksgiving weekend, Grandma had an accident and broke her femur, right below the hip. She has been in the hospital and then rehab/continuing care. I won’t go into all the details here, but basically, we are going to move in with her and we feel so blessed that she would let us move in and blessed that we can help her as well.
We move in about a week and then Grandma will return home too, but our move is going to be a bit of a gradual process. I can’t get a house ready to sell in a week! With this move also comes lots of purging. I have known before the move to Ethiopia we would need to minimize, but I am also not quite ready emotionally for that either. I know, so weird, I am emotionally attached to a town, a house and it’s contents (even our landscape. Jon has made it look amazing, I just want to be able to see it when those million tulips pop this spring!).
We will be about 30 minutes south of our church community and are so thankful to be able to continue to worship there.
Much to do! Anyone know where I can find boxes? ;)
One quick vacation picture to break things up…