Sunday, September 21, 2008

Movin' to Texas!

Ahhh yes, it's truly bittersweet.

We're saying goodbye to 2 1/2 wonderful years in Nashville, TN, serving at an awesome church with whom we call family at First Baptist Nashville.

We're heading to a city we know and we love, filled with family and friends we know and love: Waco, TX at Columbus Ave. Baptist Church.

To say the past few weeks have been tough has been an understatement. The month of September has truly been a blur filled with such range in emotions, from joy to sadness, from excitement and anticipation, to grief of another chapter in our lives coming to an end.

Josh and I both have moved many times growing up - and yet this still doesn't make things any easier.

If I could get our youth kids and church family to truly hear my heart right now, it is that we love them so much, and are truly going to miss them. The ministry we've had at FBC Nashville as been such a growing experience for Josh and I, and such a journey filled with being humbled seeing God at work - it's incredible.

This Friday, Josh, Jackson and I will load up the car, and drive to Waco, trying to
remember all pack stuff to get us through 1 month, or 6 months - we don't know!
I will fly back to Nashville on Sunday and finish out what i've been planning at work for almost 8 months now - this Presidential Debate happening at Belmont on Oct. 7th!! Lord help us all - we're almost there and I couldn't be happier and am ready to get that over with! :)

Once that is complete, I'll join Josh and Jackson soon after in Waco, where we'll stay at my parents until we sell our house here, and find one there. (Thanks mom and dad - ya'll are incredible!)

This week is a big week as we have various farewell gatherings, and finish up some major house projects so we can put it on the market next week.

Thank you all for your love and support in being there for me as i feel like i've been all over the place lately, and am just trying to keep it all together. Can i just say, i hate moving! gah!

Jackson keeps asking "mommy, when we goin to tessus?"
Next week, i tell him, with feelings of sadness, yet excitement.
I can believe it's actually happening, but we are indeed coming to week!

hugs to you all!


Annie said...

We'll miss you guys!!! Randy's words to Emily and I: Welcome to the youth group!!! Ha ha ha. Love you too, Randy. Anyways, have fun in Waco and I'll se yall at the send-off tonight!!!
~Annie Roberson
PS Don't ask me how I found this blog-google works miracles.

Ebes said...

YEAH!!! I had no idea! This is VERY exciting for us here in Texas, but I know you are so sad to leave all your amazing friends in TN. Can't wait to play SalPal!