We are moving to Starkville!!!!
It's been a long process of praying, waiting, trusting God, talking, talking, talking, praying, praying, praying, waiting on the Lord, getting really impatient, getting really discouraged, getting really scared, being encouraged, seeing God "show Himself strong on our behalf", learning a TON about God, ourselves, and eachother, and more praying. But we have finally arrived at the point where we are excitedly announcing our news to one and all! We are moving!
We have a lot going on right now--preparing to move, selling our house (hopefully very quickly), waiting for the baby to arrive any day now, and telling all of our friends here about our news. At times it's been overwhelming, and sometimes I feel like I'm having deja vu' because we did a lot of these same things exactly three years ago! It is such a blessing to look back on that time and see how we got through it and how much God has taught, changed, challenged, and blessed us since then! Now we will have three kids and all of their stuff to move instead of one, we have a house to sell, and we have ties to a place and people that we didn't have back then. But God is so merciful, and he has truly made this time so much smoother and easier than I thought possible! A little at a time, we're getting things done, checking them off my many many lists, and moving forward.
Some verses that have encouraged and anchored us during this time are:
"If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God..." James 1:5
"The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want." Psalms 36:1
"For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him." 2 Chronicles 16:9
"In the multitude of my anxieties within me, Your comforts delight my soul." Psalms 94:19
We are all very excited about what God will do throughout the rest of this process and as we settle into a new life in Starkville. For now, we're praying that our house will sell very fast and we're praying for a healthy, beautiful baby soon! I can't wait to meet our little one!!!!!