Another move…this time it’s a really big one, or so it seems. For the first time in my life, I’m actually moving out of state. Yes, after living my entire life in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, I will now be a ‘Virginian’! I’ve moved 11 times but always within a 15 mile radius of where I grew up. It seems like it’s time a spread my wings a little, don’t you think? This time, it’s a real move…new city, new state, new climate, new region of the country.
Many people have asked me ‘why’ and ‘how’ this move came about. The best answers are ‘because I found a great looking home on a small lake’ and ‘I was bored one night and started surfing the internet’. In a matter of just 5 months from that night, we will be living somewhere new and facing all the transitions that come with relocation.
Of course, lots of people move. The longest my husband every lived in one place is 10 years. Life took him from Virginia to California to Hawaii to Japan to Malta to Virginia to Illinois to Florida to Georgia to Florida to Pennsylvania (where I met him!) and now back to Virginia. So he’s taking this in stride. So what’s the big deal and why is it worth writing a blog about?
Because it’s an example of a dream coming true. Bill and I dreamed of living by a lake one day, in a place where we can kayak, bike, walk and enjoy this season of life. So, we are doing it – now- and not a few years from now. Life is short and precious and we want to live every moment of it. We believe God has something in store for us in this new place, even though we can’t name it yet. We trust him. So, we are changing, again!