Sunday, March 9, 2014

Here's the Deal...

Living in a small town, and having a social media presence (FaceBook, Instagram, and right here on the blog), most of you probably know that this past summer Mickey accepted a job in Raleigh, NC.  At the time, we decided that the girls and I would stay back for the school year until we could get a better feel for the situation and what the future would hold.  Over the last 8 months, we have sold a house, moved in with my wonderful in-laws, and spent many hours in earnest prayer.  I’m the type of person who likes a plan.  And I really like MY plan.  However, God continues to teach me that He is the one in control and that it’s not always about what I want, but what He wants.

say all of this to say that at the end of the school year the girls and I will be relocating to the Raleigh area to be with Mickey.  This was one of the hardest decisions that we have ever had to make, and we know that the really hard part is yet to come.

Over Christmas break we moved into a house that we will call home in a suburban neighborhood outside of Raleigh.  As we were preparing for the move, my dad was quick to remind me that the one thing missing was the view of Hogback.  He was right.  However, to me, Hogback is not just another beautiful mountain.  It is a feeling.  It is friendships.  It is family. 

The next few months are sure to be full of ups and downs as we begin to make our home on Broadmoor.  I won’t lie.  It is scary.  Very scary.  It is sad.  Very sad.  But it is also exciting.  It is an adventure.  It is full of opportunity.  And we feel it is God’s will for us at this time. 

My family and I covet your prayers as we continue to spend our weeks apart, make the drive to be together on the weekends, and settle into a new community.  Please pray for the family and friends that we are leaving here and the family and friends we are yet to make.  Pray for our girls.  Pray that they will make friends quickly and that through this all they will see us live out our faith and total dependence on Christ. 


Tracy said...

I'll be praying for you all!

Sherry said...

Hi, Lana! Thank you for visiting my blog. Tracy is a wonderful blog friend of mine (and so much more as she has helped see me through some pretty rough times this past year). If she is already praying for you, then you are in good hands, but I will add mine. I am a NC native and love it. We have lived all over the state, but I went to college in Raleigh so it is close to my heart. I am sure you will love it. Raleigh has some pretty great schools. I live in Charlotte right now, but we may be looking at a move in the near future a little north and west of Charlotte towards the mountains if my husband gets a promotion he applied for. Everything is in God's amazing and capable hands! Your new house looks lovely, and I do love that wreath on the door! :-)