This morning my heart left for Texas. We started the first part of our transition to Nacogdoches. We had a wonderful last service with our church family this past Sunday at FBC Heath celebrating a man who has loved God’s church and his people. It took a long time to get through all the cards and gifts we received. It was a great day worshipping our Lord as one united fellowship. Sundays will not be the same without him, since we are staying behind. The girls and I get to be just church members for a little while. You will not find us on the front row.
Our family is not a fan of being apart. This transition will not be easy. We will miss each other terribly. My hubby is my best friend and gives the best gifts. To help me get through this time a part – he gave me a “happy box”. The box included mani/pedis, mini-shopping trips, massages, maid service, and CHOCOLATE! It may not be enough chocolate though. It will allow me a little time for myself, and I will think of him and how much he loves me. Thank the Lord for FaceTime!
Also, our house is still for sale.
Ohio is what our kids know and remember. We moved here almost 12 years ago. Hannah was entering first grade and Emily was still a preschooler when we came to Ohio. Hannah remembers some of her life in Alabama, but Emily not as much. Hubby and I have now spent over half our married life in Ohio. In ministry life being at a church for 12 years is a long time. Not many last as long as we have at one church. God has blessed us more than we deserve.
In the past 12 years many things have happened. We have gone through some tough times. The good outweighs the bad by far. We have gotten to travel to places we never thought we would have been able to see. We added a third girl to our family 5 years ago. All three of our girls we baptized here at our church in Ohio. We have truly enjoyed being apart of a welcoming church, community, and homeschool family. All of these have been nothing but supportive.
Today is a bittersweet day. Hubby will resign from our church. Our family will be moving to Nacogdoches, TX. We will not all move together. Hubby’s last day is March 5th. He will move first. We will stay behind to finish out the school year. We will put an exclamation on our 12 years here with Hannah’s graduation and Emily’s Sweet 16 party. This has not been an easy decision. Hubby and I have talked through so many scenarios and consumed a lot of chips and guacamole. God has walked with us through this. He has clearly marked our steps. We are excited about what God has in store for our family. We will truly miss Ohio except for the bitter cold weather. I am wondering though – is there a Texas for Dummies book? Anyone need a nice 4bedroom 2 1/2 bath home with an awesome craft room?