Saturday, March 13, 2010

March Makes Moving Much More iMminent

First, here are some of what March has held for us...
...shirtless hero stances...

...random goofiness...


...sibling harmony...



...family time focus...

...did I mention goofiness?...


...sweetness...


...SUPER good times with dearest friends...


...more goofiness - THAT was a fun night...


...aaaaand a trip to the Beach for the Hub and I to seek out the Grand Plan for our Future
(without boys, thank you Sissy for keeping them!)

which was completely bitterweet.
(see above pics with dearest friends to understand why.)

me and the Hub on our weekend getaway trip


Things I am finding as we plan our move to the Beach in less than 3 months:
1.) The Lord is in no hurry to show His cards on this one. We have no house waiting, no offer on our home here, therefore no movers locked in, no clue which schools are right for us down there yet, no actual hard and fast move date yet.
2.) I really really really don't like that.
3.) This isn't just a move, this is a Lesson for Me. God wants me to grow up in my faith. I am too dependant on a "breadcrumb trail" for security in my faith - too dependant on flags along the way to determine my level of calm in decision-making. This time, the Lord is showing me He isn't giving me a head's-up.
4.) So, I am learning to trust in a new way.
5.) My younger brother sent a very encouraging card (the first EVER?!?) which was kind and loving and I won't embarrass him by reciting it but enclosed there was a neat magnet which had a great Ralph Waldo Emerson quote:
"Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
6.) Sounds to my ears alot like Hebrews 11-13 which is where I have been:
"God has said:
'I will never leave you;
I will never forget you.'
So we can be sure when we say:
'I will not be afraid, because the Lord is my helper.'"
Are we sad to leave our sweet mountain and dear friends? Is it uncomfortable to stand before a blank canvas when God is silent except for His whispers and shouts that He is working on our behalf? Is it difficult to choose an uncertain avenue when the place we've been is solid?
Yep.
That's why they call it faith.
If it was easy they'd call it seeing.
"Lord it is my chief complaint that my faith is weak and faint."
-William Cowper





Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Career Plans

Current Future Career Plans as of March 1, 2010

Doodlebug: "I don't know. I don't wanna go to college. But how will I become a doctor if I don't go to college?"

Honey Monkey: "I wanna be a guy who jumps out of 'heppicoppers' (helicopters) and a 'fighter-fighter' (firefighter) and a robber and a policeman who captures robbers."

Little Bunny: "A 'fighter-fighter' (firefighter) and a 'Boo Powder Rainer' (Blue Power Ranger)."