a new thing (the where)

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

God is doing something fabulously new in our lives, but if you had run into me a couple of weeks ago, you probably would have seen me crying. I think that I cried for about a week straight.

Someone would ask me a question: tears.
Someone would smile at me: tears.
Someone would look at me: tears.

Well, you get the idea...

But, even though my tears were in part from sadness, a much bigger portion of my tears were the result of overwhelming gratefulness to our God and what He is doing in our family.

You see, for the past number of years David and I have sensed that we were to do something new, something other than what we had been doing (though certainly involving aspects of what we were already doing). We prayed, sought the Lord, talked with one another and asked a few close people in our lives for input and advice.

And even though we felt like the Lord was giving us clarity and direction about a number of things, there was absolutely no place to live it out and no one with whom we could share in this calling. We knew, without a place and a people we would not be able to fully respond to all that He was asking of us.

So we waited.
And sought Him.
And waited some more.

But now, praise be to our amazing, faithful, and all-powerful God, we are no longer waiting!!!!!
(And as a beautiful side-note, we now understand much more of why He was having us wait in the first place.)

I will share more (of the what, why, and with whom) in the weeks to come, but for now I'll simply leave you with a snippet of where it is that we are going:


Naomi said...

Just catching up with you and what an amazing time to visit your blog after many months away!!! I cannot wait to hear more details!!

love you and thank you for all your prayers while we were in Uganda!!


Peter and Nancy said...

We've spent some time in KC -- can't wait to hear more of this new story God is writing!

Nikolyn said...

KC is only a 6 hr drive from me. :)

The Byrd's Nest said...

Our son James is moving there also! Oh dear....poor Mer:( Well...Mer will just have to move in with me and her son can cook for me and we can take 6 hour drives to see you:) You will be closer to me now because I will be there to visit James!!!! Hooray!!! (but still sad for Mer:() I love you both!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Rebecca said...

Congratulations! You know I've been praying for you and was just wondering yesterday if you'd made any decisions... Can't wait to hear more about it!

Jean said...

WOW! Are you sure it's not Minnesota?

Can't wait to hear more! God is so amazing!

Love your heart for our Lord!

No Greater Love said...

Oh my goodness, I didn't see you posted this. I LOOOOVE Kim. :) She is right. Poor me. Poor, poor, poor me.

Difference2This1 said...

Wow!! One day's drive closer to DE :) Prayers for all that is to come!! Blessings, Jennifer

Gwen said...

Wow! New adventures for your family! Can't wait to hear more!

Miche said...

Oh my! My brother in law just moved to CO, so we are planning on driving out not next summer, but the summer after that to stay a few weeks-SO we will have to make our map take us through KC and get a visit in at a park so all the kids could run or something and we could chat! How fun would that be! So, mark your calendar, two summers :)

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