Friday, September 9, 2011

Too Long...

I have totally failed at this whole blogging thing again. I guess I could blame it all on the many HUGE changes in our life BUT I won't. The fact is this, I have been lazy, unmotivated and uninspired. The thought of blogging just hasn't appealed to me. It's just another thing to think about, another thing to do and frankly, blogging (or writing) takes too much brain power for me most days. Usually by the end of the day, I am done thinking. I like to zone out in my 'spare' time. Zoning out does not include blogging. Therefor blogging has been pushed to the back burner and forgotten about. Of course, many things have happened in the months since I have blogged. It will probably take several posts to write all about our many changes. Some very, big changes and some small but many, many changes! I will get to all that eventually. Right now, I don't even know where to start or how to start. Sigh. Well, I have to start somewhere so I guess I'll start by telling you that we moved 700 miles south in June. Tim and I had always wanted to move south somewhere, someday but we didn't know where or when. Through many different circumstances and opportunities that presented themselves to us we chose to move to Tennessee. We took it step by step and asked God's guidance for every decision we made. God made it clear to us in many ways that this was the place where He wanted us. I was pretty sad to leave our house behind (we are renting it out) but I knew I'd be happier going where God wanted us. We moved the 17th of June and drove the 700 miles in two days. It was an experience but we made it to our new, temporary home safe and sound. Things went pretty smoothly with the move. Yes, it was stressful BUT we saw God's hand in it all and He provided and guided us in a way you would only believe if you experienced it yourself. We have been settling into our new home/area quite nicely and we are excited about the friendships that God has already given us. The boys are in school now. We came to this decision after many, many months of prayer. There are many reason why we decided to go this route but I won't get into all of them right now. The boys seem to be doing great and I am pleased with the academic level of the school they are in. It's even higher than when we were homeschooling. They are also learning skills that I did not have the capability or time to teach them. I am not saying we will never homeschool again. I am only saying that for this year I needed the break. Only God knew that I would need it this year more than ever too because He has decided to bless us with another child. Yes, it's true, we found out in July that we are expecting again. (Phew! Glad I got that move done first!) Tim, the boys and I have been praying for a little girl for over a year now so our prayer and desire is for a precious, little, girl baby BUT we will gladly accept another boy if God so chooses to give us another. We are anxious for his/her arrival...due around March 22nd! So thankful for the opportunity to be a mother again and to raise another child for His honor and glory! Well, I have lots to do (including feeding the boys and taking a nap) so I will end this post here. I have more to share so I will try to post again soon!

5 comments:

Brittany said...

Congratulations, Sarah! :) Praying for all your changes and for the little one coming soon!! Glad to see you're back!

The Mama said...

So happy to see that you're still "out there"! Frequently, I check to see if you've posted anything new. Congratulations on the newest expected blessing! What joyful news to read!! And, Tennessee is a gorgeous place for the Lord to relocate you to! Please write again. I really enjoy you and your family even though I don't know you outside of this computer screen! Until next time . . .

Dawn Hudson said...

I too have fallen behind on blogging. I just seems to slip my mind. Congrats on the newest addition and the move to Tennessee. What part? I went to college in Tennessee and absolutely loved it there.

When is the big ultrasound?

Liz said...

Wow! What a journey you have been on. Congratulations of your newest little one and your move. I am a native Tennesseean, although a military wife now. I miss TN so much. It is so beautiful there! Hopefully, Lord willing, we will live there again one day.

Becky said...

Sarah - I'm due March 12th. Looks like we're just 10 days apart. :) I really didn't expect it and it is a bit overwhelming as I thought there would be a good year or two before we got to the "having kids" part of our new marriage, but God had other plans. It's crazy how you can see your pregnancy as early as 12 weeks - I still look the same & I'm at 15 1/2 now. I haven't gained any weight & doc says that's good (given that I was overweight to start). I'm hoping I stay within the recommended weight gain amounts throughout the pregnancy... and how cool would it be to keep exercising & making good food choices & end up not really gaining much weight - and then when the baby comes ending up at a slightly lower weight? :) lol. j/k - that is not my expectation. Anyway, hope you're doing well. I'm still a bit freaked out and nervous about being a good mom & feeling ill-prepared, but I'm hoping the baby is born healthy & has a happy spirit. I keep getting told by everyone what they think I'm having based on random old wives' tales. :) I should find out about 10/25. :) Cannot wait... boy, girl, boy, girl... only God knows so far!?!