Saturday, April 17, 2010

Another Turn in the Path

Life is funny. We never know where it will take us. About a year ago, we moved to Idaho. And the past year has been filled with the fun of getting settled, making new friends, playing with cousins, finding new doctors, dentists, etc., having a baby, looking for a place to live. You know--all the usual stuff after a move. And now, basically a year to do the day after moving here...we will be moving again. This time back in the other direction.
The decision to move has been hard for us to make. We've spent the past few months praying and looking for the Lord's guidance. Leaving new friends, cousins and grandparents is very hard. Just as hard as it was to leave our Seattle friends and family when we came here. But we know that we can only be happy when we allow the Lord's will in our lives.
So, with no house in the Seattle area yet, our little family of 5 will be moving in with my mom and dad for a period of time while we look for a house. The move is set to happen April 30th. We appreciate all prayers for both the move and finding a new house that suits our needs quickly.
We would also like to thank our family members for their prayers for us as we decided what to do. Thank you for praying and allowing us to make the decision according to the Lord's will!

This was the calendar page the day after we committed to the move:

"Lead me, O Lord, in Thy righteousness...Make Thy way straight before my face." Psalms 5:8
"I am the Lord Thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go." Isaiah 48:17

He does not lead me year by year
Nor even day by day,
But step by step my path unfolds;
My Lord directs the way.

What need to worry then, or fret--
The God who gave His Son
Holds all my moments in His Hand
And gives them, one by one.


Sjo said...

Wow, I'm sure it comes with mixed feelings again. We'll keep you in our prayers. "His way is perfect".

Mike, Alice, and Hank the DOG said...

That is the same verse/poem sitting on the window ledge above my sink and I read it often. I am so very sorry you will be leaving us, but I do understand the reasons and I want to say it's been wonderful having you all here and I will miss you so much. SO, you have to post lots of pictures, etc for me!!! I love reading your blog and your day to day thoughts. You will be in my prayers

NaomiG said...

Wow, that sounds exhausting! But, its always a comfort to have the decision made, then its just following the steps. I bet your parents are happy campers! :-)

Anonymous said...

:) :) :) love and prayers!!!!! boy am I tired from carrying boxes back and forth allll weekend, but you gotta do what you gotta do!! :) ~Cathy

Adkins Family said...

At least you don't have to worry about buying a new car to get to your next destination or selling a house this time! Packing with three kids though, that has got to be a challenge. You're all in our prayers (including your new house-to-be).♥

Anna-b-bonkers said...

Oh man! Wow, what an adventure and I am sure you wouldn't give up a moment for the world!

And the move is coming soon, wow! You will have to fill me in on what happened to take you back. Praying for you guys!

nicole said...

Happy Trails or so they say. How exciting, another adventure.