A lot has happened in the last couple of weeks. God has been so good to us. Tyler got the job in St. Louis and so we're moving up there in the next couple of weeks. I was really worried about telling my boss that I was leaving (they really do need me, or at least someone in my position), so I gave them a couple of names. I think that calmed their fears a little bit. We got someone to sublease our apartment, and all that's left is to enjoy Christmas with our families and pack up our little 1-bedroom apartment and make the 3 hour trek to St. Louis. Oh, and we have to find a place to live. That's a minor detail. :]
We're going up tomorrow after I get off work and going to hunt for a place to live all day on Saturday. I'm hoping that God will lead us to the place He has for us. I keep seeing His hand in all of this, so I know this is His plan for our lives. For pete's sake, we got someone to sublease in less than a week...
There are more details to this story than I'm letting on, but we don't actually know all of them yet. We're praying that God just leads us in this adventure of our lives. It really is going to be an adventure.
It's bittersweet saying goodbye to Springfield. Springfield has been my home for the past 5 years. I've come to love this little city. Missouri State has been my home as well. This week, Tyler and I both said goodbye to Missouri State. It is time to close this chapter of our lives. I never thought it would be this soon, but I've come to realize that God has plans for us outside of Springfield. It's sad to leave because this is what we've known the last several years.
It's scary to move to a place where we know very few people. It's stressful to pack up our lives as we're trying to celebrate a Life that came to this world to save us, that we might have this opportunity to serve Him in a city we never thought we would. It's sad to leave our friends here, knowing we could possibly never see some of them again. However, it's exciting to see that God is working in our lives. It's exciting to see that God has a plan for us: a hope and a future. It's exciting to think of the new church we're going to find to serve in, and the new friends that we're going to meet, and the new jobs we're going to start (or find, in my case).
We have a whole new city that we get to shine Christ's light in. I pray that He will use us for the length of time we are there, and that we will always follow after Him.