We are moving on....
On the surface, it looks great because we will be so much closer to grandparents and seminary for Chad to finish up his degree. We will be closer to the ocean, and in my book (and Charlie's) that is always a HUGE perk.
But we are leaving behind a lot. Best friends and great schools. Speech therapists. Our house. Our church. Our life.
It makes me really sad when I stop and think about it.
Currently, I am too busy to be sad. It has been said that cleaning your house with kids in it is like brushing your teeth while eating Oreos.
If that is true then, having your house on the market with kids in it is like brushing your teeth with Oreos toothpaste. Impossible.
I am packing, purging all while following my kids around with a toy basket and a garbage bag. I am tired. Moving without children is a challenge. Moving with them is a clip from a Mission Impossible movie.
We are squeezing in as much as possible- dinner with friends, lunch with old colleagues. All of that nestled between gather boxes and 10 million trips to Salvation Army. Our church time is spent sounding like a broken record- why we are moving, where we are moving, HOW could we leave?? I understand the questions because these dear people have seen our family go from 2 to 4 in one year. Without their support we would have never been able to afford an International Adoption. They paved the way to Russia for us. It is heartbreaking to allow this church to become only a "story" to tell Charlie about all the people that loved him before they even met them. A chapter in his journey home to us.
But, we take comfort in knowing that God has lead us here and is leading us onward. We feel certain that as our time comes to a close here that He is opening a door for a new the leadership of this church. And as far as our family goes, a good decision. The next step is going to be a good one for us. Doesn't make it any easier, but in the long run moving on is a good thing.
PS- If it crosses your mind from time to time PLEASE pray that our house sells. This transition would be a lot easier if it sold quickly. We have had ZERO bites on it since putting it up last week. I know it's early...but still. One walk through, please?