I sat on the couch watching my two blessings run about the house climbing into boxes and maybe pulling things apart. I’m not bothered at what they are doing and start to see them as a movie before my eyes. I start to look around the house and the boxes that are all around me. The halls feel a bit longer and the echos seem a bit louder. The rooms where we all once played are glaring back at me with an empty look. The table we sat around to share a meal, laugh and play games is now being cherished by another. The places we sat to chat, watch movies and talk about our daily lives are now re-homed to loving families. The gatherings and the memories made are tugging at my heart. “Lord help me do this because this is hard. It’s hard to leave the people you love.” Things come and things go but people are what make life special. People who accept you and love you for who you are and tell you like it is when you’re acting like a fool. This is what makes moving hard.
I know that what lies ahead of us is excellent for our family. I know that new opportunities and good things are coming our way. When God spoke a word over us this year the word was “prosperity.” A word we thought we had found when Ben received a raise but God wants more for us. He always wants the best for us. To prosper us. To humble ourselves and to be thankful and grateful for each blessing that comes our way…no matter how small it is.
This year, after 7 years in Waco we leave for our next destination..a prophesy that we both heard from God one day driving in the car before we had kiddos. It’s bittersweet but good things rarely come with an easy pass and moving away from what you know isn’t very easy. It’s hard to say goodbye to the family we have here in Texas. I know I have shed many tears but I am also very thankful. I am so thankful for this opportunity that God has put before us. I trust and know that He is good and that He has already paved the path before us. I know that he will fill the voids and the empty places of our hearts. So as we journey into our last week in Texas, we will cherish the sweet times, the memories made and the people who we call family.