So, last time I blogged was in January when I was still languishing on my bed post surgery. My foot hurt–A lot–It still does, but the good news is that I can walk again. I’m not quite where I want to be (hiking the Appalachian Trail), but I can get around the house and go for short walks, giving me a whole new appreciation for walking. I’ve always loved to walk, and it’s been a very long winter stuck inside, but it’s given me a lot of time to think, focus, pray, doodle, practice being nice when I don’t want to be, etc.
I’ve gotten outside by myself a few times and taken in the beauty around me that isn’t the four walls of my bedroom. I have to say, everything is shiny and new to me. Breathing fresh air, seeing the blue sky, letting the cold air fill my lungs and the sun shine on my face has literally breathed new life into me.
This time of focus and change brings us from the end of one season to the beginning of the next. I feel awakened, renewed, and ready to start our new season of life together as a family in Shawnee, Kansas. We have a home there, and we will be packing up our home here in Granger, Indiana on the weekend of May 2. We close on our new home on May 5 (and no, we have not sold our current home, so really…please pray the right family buys this beautiful, well-loved home soon).
Rob will be working at Westside Family Church in Lenexa, Kansas as one of the teaching pastors, and will have some other responsibilities as well. I am not sure of his official title, you’ll have to ask him that, but we are excited about serving with this seriously amazing church. Rob starts working there June 1st, so we will have a little transition time after we move and before he officially gets to work.
We will miss our Granger friends and family more than we could ever say. We know this is right, the timing and God’s direction are clear, and we are ready to jump in head first to this new adventure.
So…there you have it. That’s the scoop.
(And if you know anyone who wants to buy a fabulous home in Granger, let me know! We are having all shiny new appliances put in today for some lucky new home buyer looking for a very easy-to-move-into home)