Hello to all! It's been a busy and hectic year so far, as I'm sure it is for everyone...
Just wanted to give a quick update and let you know what's happening up-to-the-minute with us.
Within the next 2 weeks or so, all of our parents plus Seth will be coming to town, Andrew (& William) will deploy, the parents will leave again (except for Mom), I will move out of our home in Hinesville, say goodbye to Amanda and Benj, and Mom will fly with me back to Portland.
Let me just say that it's insane to move out of a house you don't even feel like you ever quite fully moved into...
Andrew and I are both doing well. It's definitely harder than anything we could have imagined. We work together on days off packing and moving things to storage, taking unplanned breaks just to hold onto each other and let the tears flow. When he's at work, I think and pack and plan with great efficiency until he walks in the door and it hits me that he won't be doing that for a whole year. And I fall apart for a second or two.
Yet, somewhat paradoxically, we are both excited for this year. Excited to get it started so it can get over with. Excited to see what God will teach us and where He will take us. Excited to watch His hand at work in our marriage, bringing us together and stronger in ways we can't imagine.
We can't wait to look back on this year and say, "Look! See what God has brought us through."
He is faithful. And always will be.