Saturday, January 7, 2012

Our Big Move to Pennsylvania.

Well, here we go. We are about to embark on a total step of faith ... A cross-country move. Aaron and I are die-hard Arkansans ... We love the south and our families and friends and even the scorching heat. So leaving is sad ... And scary ... And to be honest, really hard to put my mind around. I think that's keeping me from having a total breakdown. Aaron first got a call from a friend living in PA with his family back in October. Aaron had been scoping out other jobs for the past few months in the horrendous job market and hadn't seen ANYTHING else in medical sales. But then out of the blue his friend called telling him how God had put Aaron on his heart and wanted him to consider this opportunity to come to PA and be a Landman for an oil and gas company up there. I wish I could say when Aaron presented this I supported him whole-heartedly and said, "Where you go, I will follow," or something wonderful. But, I seriously all but cracked up laughing. PENNSYLVANIA?!?! Ummm... No. I didn't even apply to any college besides U of A, I'm not a big traveler, and I think Bryant is too far from my family in Little Rock. No. Way. Jose. And then I stayed like that for almost a month. Then something crazy happened. God changed my heart. He has totally enveloped me in a sense of peace and excitement and I'm totally pumped about the journey in store. We're moving to a tiny town called Sayre, PA. It's just two miles from the NY state line, so it's at the very, very top of the state. It's just minutes from snow skiing, three hours from NYC, and is actually full of beautiful countryside. It has perks. :) I think knowing that this is probably just for a year or two helps a lot. But if God has other plans, then who knows. I'm totally realizing how my plans are just plans ... God can always have something totally different in store. To say that I'm grieving the loss of my amazing family, and wonderful friends is such a ridiculous understatement. I am heart-sick over it. Maybe God has kept me in Bryant at an arms length so I would be a little prepared for distance... I mean 30 minutes down the interstate is a wee bit different from the 20 hour trek it would take to drive home from Sayre ... But still. There are a few Arkansas families up there, one which we already know and are so thrilled to know some familiar faces. I've loved talking to them and it definitely helped me in visualizing what this would actually be like. I'm thankful for cell phones, Skype, texting, blogs and Facebook that will help me stay connected with all my peeps. So don't be a stranger! Long live social networking! We leave soon ... Very soon. My guesstimate is we'll for sure be there by mid-march ... But maybe sooner. Please pray for this transition. We know God is all over this, but that doesn't mean we aren't hanging on to His ankles in prayer! - Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

4 comments:

Katie Grace Designs said...

Praying for you all! Coming from a family where we live ALL OVER, it's amazing to see how God orchestrates his plans and everything always works out for the best. And if ya'll are like us you will figure out ways to see eachother every couple months. We can't stand going too long and we sacrifice all the time to see one another. Good luck, I know the Lord will bless your ventures, especially when you are being obedient. God bless!

Lea said...

You are in for a real treat with Jesus! As one who never wanted to own a passport, yet has moved more than she ever cared to around this little ball called earth, there is nothing like it in your relationship with God! You will depend on Him in new ways, you will lean on Him for things you have never had to, and you will fall in love with Him more! It will also be the hardest thing you have ever done in some ways, but hold on tight. It is an amazing adventure to move, and there is really nothing quite like a move in our walks with our Saviour. You will be in our prayers out here--the Boones and all your fam, esp. Momma Davis. :) Really, if I can ever encourage you or pray, call me up! Isaiah 43:18-19 :)))) Love y'all!

The Garners said...

Wow! This is huge! Praying for you in the journey--I'm sure it will be awesome!

Michelle said...

Good luck in your move! I know that God will bless you by being such a supportive wife! Sounds like a super fun area though!

 
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