(our family mantra)
I've mentioned a few times about this season of transition, anxiety, and waiting that our little family has been experiencing. It's been hard to put my roller coaster of emotions into words and to be quite honest, I've been in the infamous blogging funk. I've been reading truly inspired posts by other bloggers and my first reaction has been "I should just stop blogging."
We have been experiencing emotional chaos.
Life lately has been filled with so many moments that I wanted to blog about. I have wanted so badly to spill my guts on this blog but I just haven't been able to. I have been waiting for the right time and for the right words.
God has been pulling at our hearts for months. We know where we are isn't where we're supposed to be anymore but it wasn't clear where we were supposed to go. My hubs has been applying for jobs all over the country yet nothing has seemed to be "it." There have been offers but nothing we've had a peace about.
We made a decision.
Instead of living life in a holding pattern and after so many prayers and a lot of guidance, we've decided to move. I spent yesterday morning on the phone, setting up a moving truck, a storage unit, booking flights, and various other things. I texted, called, and emailed my mom more times than I can count. N watched a lot of cartoons.
(our new hometown)
We are moving to Chicago.
Well, N and I are, along with most of our stuff, and we'll be moving in with my family in two weeks. Yep, you read that right. We're insane. *smile* The hubs will be moving out to join us at the end of the year or sooner, if he gets a job offer. We will Skype, spend the holidays together, and while the separation will be difficult, we know this is the right thing for us.
Some people think we're crazy for doing it this way. I've already had to explain our decision process which has been disheartening but on the flip side, we've been encouraged, supported, and high fived. We are excited and so thankful. Most importantly, we feel God's peace and a sense of freedom.
(our new view)
We don't do normal.
And we're okay with that. *smile* Will you keep praying for us? Will you pray for safe travels, the continued job hunt, and for our next steps? Thank you, friends.