Monday, October 20, 2008

Change is Good

Well, we're moving again and it's a lot sooner than we expected or wanted. Even though we are back in the midwest the "novelty" of a 9 hour drive to our families instead of a 27 hour drive from Maine wore off pretty quick. Maybe it's just that I'm getting older and all day road trips aren't as fun to me anymore. Maybe it's that some of the terrain by the interstates in the midwest is pretty darn boring. Whatever it is, 9 hours is a long drive!

After struggling for a long time with our decision, we realized that we are just not a good fit for the congregation we are at. It's going to be sad to leave, but there is no doubt in my mind that God is calling us to Iowa. Yes, I know it is only one state over from Nebraska, but it cuts the road trip to our families in half. It also makes my sister-in-law who I love like a sister only 2.5 hours away and my cousin and a close friend in the twin cities only 3 hours away. Life will be good!

The downfall to moving: Saying good bye to close friends here, explaining with care why we are moving, having the kids change schools half-way through a school year.

We are hoping to move the week before Christmas. At least it won't be the hottest day of the year like it usually is when we move in July! :)

Pray for a smooth transition for all of us!