Friday, July 13, 2012

The best laid plans......

of mice and men often go astray.......

Of if you don't like cryptic messages: We're moving to Charleston.

Shocker, I know.  We're still processing this ourselves.  We certainly didn't come up with the idea on our own.  Last Thursday Ryan was informed that he's being "indefinately" assigned to work in Charleston.  I'm not really a fan of that word.  It means "we aren't really sure how long this is going to be, so just don't make any plans."  His time frame is most likely 6 months to a year.  That is 6 months to a year of traveling to and from Charleston 5 days a week.  That sounded pretty terrible to me.  Apparently, it sounded pretty terrible to Ryan too.  So he asked his boss man if he could work in Charleston permanently if we were to just move there.  Answer = yes. 

God has funny timing with things like this.  While this summer is absolutely hectic, He threw us this curve ball at the exact perfect time.  We will, in fact, be homeless after July 23rd.  Our current house sells that day, and we were planning on living with the in-laws for at least a month and a half until our new house would be finished.  Turns out we won't be buying that big beautiful new home after all.  The builder will sell it to some lucky couple who will benefit from my design prowess (jk of course).  I FINALLY finish school on August 2nd and I was going to be looking for a new job soon regardless of where I was living.  When Ryan told me that I could quit my job and be a (GASP) Stay at Home Mom for a couple of months at least, I kinda couldn't help but say ok.

We have a lot of details that we still haven't worked out.  We don't have a place to live. We don't know where we want to live.  We don't know when we're going to officially move down there.  We have no idea what church we're going to go to.  We have no idea who is going to step into our leadership roles in the ministries that we are involved in.  There are a LOT of unknowns, and for some reason we are ok with that.  Yes, it is a shocker when you walk into a two bedroom apartment and realize that instead of getting more stuff, you have to get rid of half your stuff.  But God is good even in the crazy. 

All we know is that He's given us an amazing peace about this whole thing, and we're all in this together; even the dog..... 

1 comment:

  1. Hopefully happy endings and new beginnings for your family. It is a whole lot to take in, but the end result will be pretty amazing.


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