Tuesday, July 29, 2008

We're back!!

Okay, so technically we've been back for almost a week, but I am still trying to catch up with the world.

We spent almost a week in Pennsylvania exploring job options for David. Basically, he had an interview in Harrisburg that could not have gone better. Then we went to his hometown in northern PA (I'll leave out the name, but I affectionately think of it as "Not the end of the world, but you can see it from there, PA - no offense, family and friends who live there.) While we were there, David met with two different people about possibly going into practice with them, and both of those meetings went great. So, now that God has made it clear to us that it's time for us to head North, we're hoping he'll start closing a door or two to make it easier for us to decide which job to take. (If any of his prospective employers happens to read this, I am of course hoping that you will not actually close the door!)

It's amazing how much my perspective on the whole situation has changed in the past 21 months. That's how long it's been since we went for that fateful visit to David's hometown, and God blew us all away by giving me peace about moving there. (For those of you who haven't heard this long tale, I couldn't even say the word "Pennsylvania" without hyperventilating for the 6 years we were married prior to that fateful trip.) I still am not chomping at the bit to go because I hate to think of all I will miss . . . my family, our church, my kids going to the same Christian school I went to, stores, restaurants, civilization . . . but I really and truly have peace about it and feel like this is what we are supposed to do now. So, we are working furiously to get our house ready to put on the market, and at the rate we're going we should have a "For Sale" sign up by at least 2013. Actually, we're aiming for next weekend, but if you looked at our walls, you'd say we're clearly delusional. Unless, of course, royal blue permanent marker on a subtle beige background is the look you're going for . . . then, have I got just the house for you.

I'm going to post just a couple of pics tonight and perhaps more in small doses over the next few days. There are so many that I'm afraid you'll never come back if I post them all at once. That, and I'm tired.

Here's Lauren and her Granddad, to whom she was attached at the hip most of the trip:

The kids LOVED Grandmom and Granddad's garden:

Lauren at the Susquahanna River looking cute (I guess if I'm going to move there, I should probably learn to spell the name of that river, but I'm faaaaar too tired to look it up tonight!)

Ethan happy to be at Grandma's house:

Joshua and his Granddad:


Ang said...

Hey Becky,
I went to school in PA and I loved it! I am sure it will be somewhat of a culture shock to move North after living in the South all your life b/c it was for me when I moved to the South :o) I pray doors open that need to be and close that also need to. Good luck. Hopefully you'll be at MOPS for some of the year. I will once the baby is born and I get adjusted :o)

Leslie said...

Sad to see you go, but the Lord has a way of giving that peace we get we we follow His will! Oh and that marker on your wall, Mr. Clean Magic Eraser will take it off- as wellas scuff marks and ring around the tub! It works on everything! Good luck!