I am soooo glad I get to write this post.  Ok…let’s be honest, I wrote it awhile ago…so I guess I’m super happy to publish it.

We’ve lived here in the Midwest for five long years.

In so many ways, I wouldn’t trade the last five years for anything.

We met Holy Spirit in the most incredibly new ways and learned about the Father’s heart for us.  We are changed.

We lived in a small one bedroom apartment with a mouse.  We rented a tiny house with a poop overflow in the basement.

And we bought our very first house…which neither of us thought we’d ever do.  But, we always said we weren’t settling down- even when people looked at us weird…because in their minds, buying a house means planting roots.

We brought home our first puppy…then our first son…then our second son.  All three additions happened while we lived in our beautiful midwestern ranch of a home in the three years we’ve owned it.

We have said goodbye to more amazing friends than I’d care to remember…being left behind is not very fun.  I have wanted to be the ones leaving for awhile but God’s timing is perfect.

And so…it’s time.  A few of you have known about our impending move…most didn’t really believe it would actually happen.  For many months we’ve heard that Bart’s company wanted him out full time- on the East Coast.  So in faith, we decided to step out and start telling people little by little…and take steps like purge through our entire house of belongings…contact a real estate agent…look for rentals in Jersey…pick a new adoption agency…write blog posts that couldn’t be published…all the while not knowing the when.

Well…we found out today that Bart’s bosses are ready to send him out.  We are moving around October 15.  Yep folks, 3 1/2 weeks from today…we will be New Jersey residents again.  Yessssssssssssss.  To say we are excited would be the understatement of the century.  Our realtor already stopped by to take pictures and stick a For Sale sign in our yard…which makes it all seem even more real.

More posts to follow as I get all nostalgic I’m sure.


6 responses to “finally.

  1. I knew you had a post just laying in wait!! 🙂 so excited for you! And so excited to see you in TWO weeks!!

  2. OMG! SO EXCITED! so fast! You’re Midwest home is adorable though 😉

  3. I can’t even tell you how happy I am for you!!!! I know this is something you’ve wanted for so long!!! All good things in time right?? Love love love you!

  4. I am so thankful to our good, good Lord today, for your family and a soon-to-be filled heart’s desire. Filled with joy.

  5. Wow! Even we talked about this day several years back! So happy you are getting your hearts desire!! Enjoy those jersey shores!! :o). Xoxo

  6. so happy that you are happy!! but, pick a new agency?!?!?! hopefully for your homestudy. I am always on the look out for you guys!

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