It’s been quiet around here lately. We have been packing loads of boxes, so I have been pretty busy. Yesterday, I had a procedure done on my arm and am not allowed to lift boxes, etc. for 8-10 days. So, while I’m feeling useless, I figured I’d get on here and update.
After a lot of praying and discussion, we have made the decision to move back to Illinois for the time being. God has closed all doors here in the area. The only door open is the one leading to Illinois where my family lives. Let me tell you, we have fought it. We have fought it HARD.We love Oklahoma. We love the people. We wrestled with it for much longer than most people know.
We are loading up the moving truck on Tuesday. Because I have stitches in my arm that are hopefully being removed on Wednesday, we have to wait until after that appointment to head out.
I am so ready to have this all behind us at this point, but I would be lying if I said I wasn’t sad.. heartbroken even. We really felt like we would be here for.. longer than 17 months.. God made it very clear to us that staying was not part of His plan, and sometimes obedience is hard. Sometimes it’s messy and confusing and looks nothing like what you ever thought it would. But, as long as you are following HIS leading- not pressure or expectations from ANYONE else- that is what matters.
I am really excited to live near my sisters again and get to know my niece and nephews better. I’ve never lived near them. I haven’t lived near my parents since moving away to college. I am really excited to live near La Gondola again and eat some really good food. (Though I found out I have high cholesterol and have to watch my diet..if you know me, you know I try to watch what I eat already. dumb.)
Most of all, I am excited to see what God is going to do in all of this.
Right now, it looks like a hurricane and certainly feels like one. I won’t lie and say that I see rainbows and sunshine everywhere. I don’t. I get angry and overwhelmed and frustrated. At the end of the day when the chaos settles down, I can see and know so clearly that we are doing what is right.
It may stay quiet on the blog for a while; it will depend on a lot of things. I’m really hoping I can keep posting regularly once we get moved.
Know that I am so thankful for each and every one of you. Your support and love means the world to my family.
P.S. This Danny Gokey song seems like a good theme song, right? 😉 THIS is what I’m praying for.. a comeback.