Tuesday, March 9, 2010

I'm back..... and in Indiana!!!

Well to all of you who might have been wondering why I have had no new blogs in the past 2 weeks.... my husband received a job transfer with Chrysler. We got notice 3 weeks ago that we were transferring to Kokomo, Indiana. It was a 3 weeks filled with excitement, nervousness, sadness... pretty much every emotion that you can feel, we have felt these past three weeks. God was so good though and he provided every step of the way. I have learned to lean on him in a way I haven't had to do much in my life. Being here though it's hard.... when you know noone..... it's easy to get caught up with the lonliness.... and being overwhelmed.... that you forget to do the one thing you know you should....... talk to God! Even as I sit here.... I am realizing that this move can be an area of great growth in my life.... or I can allow all the feelings I am having to overwhelm me and I can distance myself from God. Right here and now I am going to committ...... to making it an area of growth!!

When i was little I always imagined what it would be like to live in a different state.... how exciting it would be... and it is... however I also knew deep in my heart how incredibly hard it would be to leave all my family and friends. I have NEVER lived more than a couple of hours away from my family and that was for a sememster in college and I was so homesick I couldn't stand it... i think i went home almost every weekend I could! This is a huge challenge for me and my husband... we had a safety net in Missouri... friends we knew would always be there for us... a church that was supportive and encouraging....... and we had all of our family there......

I think about when Jesus called the disciples to leave everything and follow him... they had friends... families.... jobs..... and yet they left to go with him and follow him. On a much smaller scale that is what Mike and I have done..... we trusted him with our future.... we told him we were willing to go where he would send us... even though in our hearts he knew that if possible we wanted to stay..... but we were willing to go....willing to put our future in his very capable hands... and he chose to send us..... Now we have to keep trusting him.... trusting he will provide friends.... a church.... and anything else we need.... He is our heavenly father..... and I know I can trust him... just like I know my kids trust me and their daddy to take care of them.....

Here are a few pictures from our first week in our new home in indiana.....


  1. Congrats on your new adventure in Indiana. I know how hard it is to be so far away from home,and so I will pray that God will send great friends your way. You are so right, you are going to grow like you never even knew possible, and you will be able to help so many others because of this experience.

  2. Carrie @ comfortedbyGod.blogspot.com

    Life is definitely a whirlwind sometimes, isnt it? My husband and I have moved 8 times in 15 years, so I have a lot of experience building a life in a new city. What worked for my family was building close relationships with our new church home. Our Sunday school class became our best friends and occasional babysitter.

    This is a wonderful adventure for your family, so enjoy the challenge! Your post will resonate with so many women, because our nation is so mobile. Im glad you took this subject head on.