Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Next Chapter...

Phew!! As fast as this summer is going, I must say, I am glad to see July. June was quite a month! As if birthdays (Gary was only one of SIX between both families!), starting a photography class, traveling cross-country and a wedding were not enough, we also made a big decision and began the next chapter of our lives...


...which will be in CLEVELAND!!

As one of our friends said, "Hm. That's a funny way of moving out west." Haha! We agree! But we also feel extremely blessed and humbled that of all the places we could move, God has given us the opportunity to be in a place near family we love. We will miss our family and friends here dearly, but are so thankful to spend this next season of our lives with our Cleveland family!

Starting next week, Gary will be "commuting" to Ohio as he shifts to doing outside sales for First Trust. We are both thrilled, excited, scared, nervous about this new chapter in our lives.

It's funny - we never thought that we would be living here, buy our first house here, have our first child here...and on top of it, if you told me five years ago I would love living in Wheaton I would have laughed...but I do! I will miss this place a lot, and I never thought that would be the case.

This has been an awesome year. A very fun, very rich year. But in the words of Helen Keller, "Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." And so, we are excited to move forward to see what this new adventure holds, trusting that our lives will be even fuller as we trust God to lead us to the place(s) he wants us to be.

Everything has happened extremely quickly. It all feels very surreal. I feel like we have been working non-stop cleaning, fixing, painting, etc. in order to get our house ready to go on the market (Thursday!). We are hoping and praying for a quick sale in order to minimize our time apart.

Now, if we can only convince LeBron to stay...

3 comments:

The Fashionopolist said...

Hi Beth! This is Amy. How exciting! It will be nice to be near family. Maggie is so beautiful!

The Ferwerda Family said...

So happy for you guys - and already looking forward to our Chicago trips while the boys work:) Will be praying in these next few weeks that the perfect buyer will walk into your house right away. Keep me posted!!

Kylie said...

Ahh! Lance told me this weekend. I am a bit conflicted. So thrilled you get to move near family, but so sad you will be leaving.