“Mama, I have an idea,” Rose told me the other day. “Why don’t we pack tomorrow, not tell anyone and we can surprise Grandma and Nonnie and move? Isn’t that a good idea?”
If only she knew all that was involved with making a cross-country move!
We moved down South almost four years ago for Joshua to attend law school. The years here have been wonderful for our little family, but the time to decide the next step has arrived.
When we moved Rose was barely walking. Now her little sis pulls herself up…and gets into all sorts of mischief!
We’re looking at the possibility of moving back “home.” Dear friends, a wonderful church, and the beauty of the South (especially in the spring) make the thought of leaving bittersweet.
On the other hand, being near all our family, longtime friends and old church again would be absolutely wonderful!
The more I think about one possibility (moving to the Midwest or staying in the South), the more excited I get about it. I’m excited about being settled, about putting permanent roots down, about a kitchen with enough room for the kids to sit on chairs around the table.
Will and Rose on an “airplane” ride
But as the anticipation has grown and the waiting game continues, I’ve been reminded again and again to hold dreams of the future in open hands.
God holds the future in His wise hands. Don’t hold dreams of the future in clenched fists. Instead rejoice in today and trust in God’s wise leading tomorrow.