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.
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.