As God has shaped and molded our family over the years, He has impressed upon our hearts of the importance of family. We’ve spent the past few years transitioning from a very “independent” lifestyle, to a new set of values. Over and over again, we’ve discussed our dream of allowing our children to know their grandparents, and carried a hope that they will have the blessing of growing up with the blessings of family.
After much prayer, we were blessed with an answer! An opportunity has appeared for us to finally move into the same town as Calvin’s family, just near the church and good friends. We wrestled in prayer for a bit, wanting to discern that this really was God’s perfect timing for such a transition in our lives, and we are continuing to trust God to handle the details.
We aren’t going to be delving into homesteading at this point, but are hoping for a season of simply nurturing our family. Calvin is working on pursing a dream of attending paramedic school this next year (near my family!), so this is hopefully a “sabbatical” type of season for us, before an intense school year. (But we’ll see what God has for us in the future!)
We signed the rental agreement on the home this week, and Calvin is working with his employer on getting licensed for a potential “transfer” to this new state of residence. We’re hoping to move gradually over the month of December, and get settled in by the beginning of January.
These past couple years have been an incredible blessing of learning and ministering. We’ve learned so much about living simply and frugally, and hope to put those lessons to use in a new way, as we move to a rural community. We also had the joy of ministering to friends here, as they encountered infertility, adoption, homeschooling, and other life seasons. We’re excited to see how God may use us in our new home.
So, dear friends, it’s a new adventure for us!