I finally got "the go ahead" from my darling husband to announce it on my blog. :) I think we've told mostly everyone (and if we missed telling you in person, I'm sorry, please no hard feelings).
We are officially heading to Fort Collins, COLORADO! on August 15th (well that's the date we have to be out of our apartment anyways). WE are very-much-so looking forward to the opportunity to get involved in The Crossing (a Crossway Chapel Ministry)
No, we do not have any details worked out yet. :) So don't ask, (jk) :)
We told our current Landlord that we will be out on August 15th. We are looking vigorously for jobs and housing in Fort Collins. WE have some leads, but nothing secure at all yet. We still don't know details of when we plan to pull out., how we will get there, or time frame of anything. But we will - we just are slower sometimes at things than people expect - but we always pull through. And Richard always gets things done very well.
We will most likely be renting a HUGE moving truck, packing it up sometime the weekend right before the 15th, and pulling out around then too. Richard will probably drive the truck and I will drive our car with the boys the (about) 1,700 miles across the USA. What route we'll take or where we'll stop are yet to be discussed.
So if you think of us - please pray for job, housing, our truck to sell, packing to go smoothly and that we would be wise in all the decisions we have to make both financially and practically.
We have many good byes to say, and many loose ends to tie up. Many people to see one last time . . .
The time is getting closer and closer and I feel like I'm sorta in denial as to the nearness of our move. I'm overwhelmed by how things will work out, but slowly things will. I just need PATIENCE!!! (ha, getting bored of hearing me say that?)
I'm sad to think about saying good bye to my wonderful friends. Richard and I were just talking- we spent almost 4 years here, and this is part of our life story now, our first years of marriage were here, our 2 oldest kids were born here, our lives as a couple were formed by our friends/church/surroundings. It will be sad to leave for sure!!!!
We have so much family within driving distance that we will have to figure out how to say good bye too. Family in MA, central PA, SouthEastern PA, and a sister in law here in Scranton. So many Good Good friends to say Good bye too.
Too Many Emotions all at once that I'm feeling. Know my heart if full as I type this. Nerves, excitement, saddness, worry . . . But also know - I thrive on this type of scenario. Just have to get past the emotions.