Last night we had our farewell party and it was a sad reality of what is to come. When I look at what is ahead I am excited, but this saying good-bye part stinks. I know all who have done this before can understand.
We are incredibly grateful for a job and a job that Spencer is really looking forward to. He's been working so hard to provide through different jobs over the years that have been really tough. Its sad that we have to go far for something right now, but we truly believe the Lord is leading the way. I know He won't desert us or take to a place that is miserable, so I believe there will be great things on the other side. The best part of all is we have each other, for now I don't have to say good-bye to my girls and most importantly my husband.
We leave the best friends we have ever had, or even that I have ever had, and I know we will never be able to replace them. A girl scout song that I still remember from 20 plus years ago has gone through my mind as I struggle thinking about making friends in our new home. "Make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver and the other is gold." We have a treasure of friends here, and I am grateful for all the technology that will help the distance not seem so terrible.
We will be loading up a moving truck by the end of the week and I am working hard to get all the packing done before. We are trying to spend every moment we can with family and friends before we go. After we get settled, I'll be giving updates from Kansas City. Thankfully, I know we'll be back a lot to visit all those who are dear to us.