Thursday, February 6, 2014

Go West

"Go west."  God says...

Now it is real.  After telling Evie about our future move to Reno, after seeing her face crumple at the first thought of leaving her friends and teachers, after considering how strange I felt in this town when we moved here 12 years ago, and how woven into its tapestry we have become...after all of that, it is now real.

Badger Hockey
God is moving us from familiar faces, and familiar places.  Evie's friends and teachers know her and love her in a way that I dreamed of, and prayed that they would.  And, as routine as Evie's specialist appointments have become, we will soon be wandering the maze of a new hospital, a new school, a new city.  I will be educating new faces about WAGR/11p Deletion Syndrome.  I will be praying that we are patient, and that we are wise.
God's hand is all over this, I know it is.  As comforting as that thought is, and as much as there is a peace that's flowing through me; there is also fear and wonder which fills my heart in this splendid moment of isolation. 
So I practice the faith which I have preached...
The Real Housewives of Section 203
God asked Abraham to sacrifice his son, asked Noah to build an ark, asked Moses to lead the Israelites from the safety of slavery into the uncertainty of the Promised Land.  
God asks us to now move from the friends and family who have loved us through our times of strength and our times of weakness; from my embarrassing breakdown at the pharmacy, to our triumphant fundraising for Relay for Life; who will know us and love us as this town does? And with Minnesota only a few short hours away, I never felt the loneliness that might come with a day and more between us. 
Badger Football
Reno holds the beautiful promise of a new adventure, and a new growth for our little family...a father, a mother, a daughter and two kitties.  "Go west." God says..
Okay, God, I'm trusting you to hold us and carry us through...

8 comments:

  1. I can certainly see that Evie is concerned with a move outside her comfort zone where she has developed friendships and confidence in people that she meets regularly. Most kids feel this and I certainly did when I was 9 and the family moved to another town. It is all part of becoming grown up and accepting that change is inevitable and when it happens we are better able to handle it next time. Good luck on the move and hope all will be well.

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    1. Thank you, Old Egg! ;) She and I both have our moments of sadness. I just started a book for her to right in called My Reno Book and she can write any thoughts she has down so we can talk about them. I think it will help the anxiety.

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  2. Good luck with your move. From reading your post,you sound like someone who's new house will feel like home and be full of new friends!

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    1. That's so sweet! Thank you so much :)! I'm brushing up on my cooking skills since food is always a good reason to bring people together. :)

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  3. Change is hard enough at any age..if it feels right then i am sure with time things will be good...good luck!

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    1. Thanks, Jae Rose! I'm so thankful for the internet to help us stay connected to our loved ones. :)

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  4. Good luck with the move; you have set out on a amazing journey and with God's grace it will all be well

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    1. I have the greatest sense of peace~THANKFULLY!

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