Tuesday, July 29, 2008

On The Road Again...

We're moving. Back to Salem. Most of you who read this probably already know this, but I figured I've been putting off posting about it for too long...and quite honestly I could use all the prayer I can get. Without going into the long version of it...

It's a good thing. No, really it is. In a lot of ways. But it's hard, too. Salem, in one sense, is kind of like going home...we spent so many years there. Met, married, had 2 of our 3 children there, it's so familiar there, my parents are back there, still have good friends there. AND Billy now has a job that he loves there! I can't quite tell you what this does for my heart, to have my husband come home from work and when asked how his day was, he responds with, "It was awesome!" It's such a huge relief. There's more to that part of the story, but that would be the long version.

But, quite literally, it's taken these 3 years of living in Central Oregon to really start to feel rooted. We came over knowing no one except our friends the Braatens. (Thank you Lord for them!) We searched and searched for a church family and finally found that perfect one (ok, we KNOW it's not perfect, but we absolutely LOVE it)! After about 2 years we started to develop some other relationships that since have skyrocketed into some very close friends and have become huge blessings in our lives. So what I'm proposing is that you all (and you know who you are:)) just move too! Thanks, that would be grand. ;) I love you all and will miss you intensely! But you WILL NOT FORGET US! You hear me? ...and when winter or should we say "rainy time" comes we'll be knockin' down your doors saying, "Surprise! We're here 'till next season!"

4 comments:

Basking in the Son said...

Moving is almost always very hard!!! It is so much work and so emotionaly draining. I'll be praying for you.

However, since you are going to be closer again, maybe we can actually see you sometime!

Basking in the Son said...

BTW, I love the verses Jeremiah 29:11-13. I've had to cling to them so often over the past few years. They are also the theme verses for my favorite author...Karen Kingsbury!

Amanda said...

We will miss you dearly C, but know that this is the the best move for you and yours...that's just the right thing! We'll be praying for your transition too.

Do you have dates? R will be out of town starting Sunday, will you be here? If so, we should play!

chelaners said...

hey there, cat - just wanted to let u know i've been there, moving when you feel just rooted enough. also with the satisfaction of a husband who is very content at his wrkplc.

praise the Lord, ~ read Psalm 32:8 & then make an effort to memorize it...& i'll do the same. :)