You read that right. Traveling. And I don't mean on vacation. (We haven't been able to afford one of those in years!) I mean moving. Again.
We are headed to Dallas! Yippee ki-yay, my friends. (I bet you thought I'd be writing another phrase beginning with "m" and "f". Sheesh! Keep it clean, folks; this is a family blog!)
Wait a minute...Didn't we just move back "home" [to Louisville] a few short years ago? To be closer to family and to reconnect with old friends? Don't we love our new friends, church, kids' school, etc.? Soooo, why are we moving again?
Believe me, I've been praying and asking myself that same question.
This is all I can come up with: We were made this way. By God's grace, two kids from a great hometown found each other and fell in love. Over they years they discovered they both liked to travel. A lot. They even liked to relocate. Frequently. While they loved their families and hometown very much, their wanderlust remained unchanged. They even daydreamed about the mission work they might be a part of when the kids were grown and gone. Then, when God opened a new door for them in Dallas, it fanned the flames of an old desire (living abroad), and they jumped at the chance.
See, Dallas is hopefully just the beginning. It's the international headquarters for Aaron's work. After his assignment there, we might have the chance to live overseas. Can you imagine? We could be doing mission work right now...with the kids! I know that sounds nuts to some folks. Especially folks with little kids. But to us, it sounds like one heck of an adventure! What an amazing way to introduce our kids to this great big awesome world!
So buckle up, because it's time for this circus to hit the road!