Well, I've been putting off this post for a couple of weeks, as we wanted to share this news in person with as many people as possible first, and, honestly, I haven't had much "spare time" to blog! But since this is all happening in 2 weeks, it's about time for it to go on the blog...
in 2 WEEKS!!!
It's a very bittersweet moment for us as we are excited about the friends and family we'll be joining in Tampa, and for the opportunity for Larry with his new job, but we are also sad to be leaving such awesome, sweet, loving friends and family here. We've had a very good life here in Birmingham, and the Lord has taught us many lessons, directed us down varied paths and truly blessed us here. We will just continue to seek His guidance and will for our family as we continue our journey in Tampa.
We have much to do in the next 2 weeks with packing and getting our house ready to sell. The kids have been "helping" as you can see... I never imagined how much harder it is to pack with two mess-makers to wrangle at the same time! :)
As we've been packing up the house, it's been a bit of a journey thru our life here together. We got married here, bought our first home- the townhome in Pelham, survived Bernie's puppy-hood, moved to our home in Helena, "hosted" Christmas for my family for the 1st time, finished out a bedroom, bonus room & bathroom downstairs, brought our first baby home here, celebrated her 1st & 2nd birthdays, brought home her baby brother here and again got to host Christmas, and shared many meals, memories and special moments with many special people here. Larry is also leaving behind his childhood, the place where he grew up, went to school and where he can still run into old friends. We've grown together as a couple here, anticipated parenthood, and survived the first few years of parenthood here, with the support of so many. As we look forward to sharing these moments with loved ones and new friends in Tampa, we go secure in the foundation we've built here in Birmingham.
Thank you to each of you, here, there & everywhere, for your love, support and encouragement. Please continue to pray for us as we make this transition together, as a family, and the many details that are involved. We love you and will miss you! We will always have a room ready for you & your family down in the Sunshine State!
"We always thank God for all of you, mentioning you in our prayers."
1 Thessalonians 1:2
1 Thessalonians 1:2