Yes, it's true. We are selling our beautiful home in our beautiful neighborhood and moving.
I walked through it just to see the builder's work, thinking it was way out of our price range. It was right when the market was starting to do crazy things, and we ended up getting a great deal on it. It was supposed to be our forever house.
Then, about seven months ago or so, Adam and I started feeling the same thing...like maybe God was doing something different with us. Different than what we'd always expected or assumed he would do. Adam has had a few job offers over the years, but never anything that we felt was right. We've watched God slam doors to make sure we knew just because it was an opening doesn't mean it was OUR opening. He's been very specific. And very clear.
So,when we went to Colorado for Group Publishing's ReGroup event in March, we weren't even considering a job. But when we were there, we felt so peaceful. So relaxed. And really, really loved everything about the company.
We both did some freelance work for them, but thought maybe that would be it. But they had openings for editors, and Adam threw his hat in the ring. Something about that place seemed to draw us in.
So, he applied. We prayed. We asked for closed doors if this wasn't right. We have a great life here. Great job, amazing friends and our family is close-by. We love our kids' school. We love our neighborhood. Why would we leave?
Still, we felt like something was changing. A new season. Starting over. Something about it appealed to both of us.
So, Adam did all the applying, interviewing and (no surprise to me), he was offered the job. I had been preparing myself for it for weeks, but knowing he was actually going to take it sent me a little off-center. It's hard to imagine leaving the only real life you've ever known...
See, Adam and I are stable, solid people. We stick. We don't move around. We don't even like to travel all that much... no one (including us) ever thought we would pick up and move to Colorado.
But we are. We are moving to Colorado. In a few weeks!
We've been out there a few times since our first trip and we love it more every time we go. I know I'll be homesick, but it's going to force me out of my comfort zone... and I have a feeling that's what a lot of this is all about. For both of us.
So, we have this house. And we're selling it. And we love it and have been so happy here.
It's four bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, backs up to a cornfield and is in the Winnebago School District. (Great schools.) If you know anyone looking...HERE'S the MLS or you can shoot me an email.
As for us, we've decided to rent for a year in the Ft. Collins area. We don't want to buy right away until we get to know the area a little better.
I have to say, this whole thing has brought with it a storm of mixed emotions. I'm excited to start a new season, excited to see what God has in store, but sad for all we are leaving behind. I'm nervous at times about the kids in a new school, anxious about the house selling, but strangely, I have this wonderful peace. I know it's what God wants us to do, and so for that, I can't wait. I am sad to NOT be directing Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat for CYT next year... sad my kids will have to change schools...sad to be so far from family...the usual stuff that goes along with moving...
But God is pretty cool.
A friend of mine said, "I can't wait to see how God works this all out for you." It was the best thing she could've said. Because it took it right out of MY hands and put it into HIS. HE will work it out...in HIS time.
...and I can't wait to see it either.