There's No Place Like Home (!)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

So. Have I mentioned that we're moving to California?

Cute etsy print -- click through for source

We finally decided this past Sunday. A full fellowship at a great school in sunny CA was too good an opportunity to pass up. Louisville has been so good to us; it will be hard to leave. This transition will definitely be bittersweet. I've been putting off blogging about it because I have so many thoughts swirling around in my head... so much to think, to say. I just feel so much. Feel so excited, feel so scared, feel so happy, feel so sad -- I feel it all, and sometimes it's almost too much to bear.

We're moving on July 1st. In three months! We don't mess around.

Our precious friends Fred & Ethel are letting us stay with them for a month until we get our bearings & find an apartment {and while I search for a job, ugh}. I am so grateful for this. It will be wonderful to spend time with them and their precious children. It will ease the shock of the transition. And not long after we leave the nest, they'll have their third child in their arms! I love that we are keeping our tradition of being around for the births of their children. :)

So yes. Sooner than I care to think, our belongings will be packed away on a pod, and we will be on a plane. We'll arrive across the country with no source of income and no place to live... without a plan. Just the way I like it. ;) {Pray for me.}

I'm already working hard at thinking positive thoughts and consciously turning my fear and anxiety into excitement and anticipation. Change doesn't have to be bad. Change can be great! I didn't want to move to Louisville five years ago, and now I can't imagine leaving. I'm sure the same thing will be true after four or five years of living in California.

And honestly? I am just not old enough to be so fearful and so against change. We are in our mid {well, some of us are in our late!} 20s, and if we can't make a transition like this now, when can we make it? We have no children, no mortgage, nothing tying us down. Although staying in Kentucky would make more sense, especially financially, I can't deny that I've had a sense that our time here is coming to a close. It seems the time is approaching for us to go to a new place, to learn new things, to meet new people -- to be new people, in a sense. People who are grateful for what is behind, but who are full of wonder, anticipating the newest chapter of life that is unfolding.

California, here we come!


Kari said...

The last paragraph is my favorite. Being new people. That's it! That's exactly what is taking place. How cool?!

Sarah Cosper said...

I am so excited for you all! I am praying for blessings and protection in your transition.

I mean Kentucky and California? You are going to be such well rounded people. :)

I am sad you all are going and glad for what God has in store. Thank you for loving Louisville, our church, and our community so well.

Beth said...

I am SO excited for you guys. You will be an hour away from us and we would love to be around to welcome you. I am sure you are facing many emotions, but the best feeling is knowing that you are taking the path God has planned for you to take. He has MANY wonderful adventures for the both of you. YAY!

Ashley said...

Beth. The Eastern Time Zone will miss you, but this will be great for you (and Wes). I just know it. Love you, friend.

Jodi said...

Congratulations! SOunds great!

In Definition said...

been waiting and wondering! so excited for you:)

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