Friday, January 8, 2010

It started Out as a Feeling....

Was watching Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian tonight and heard a song that hit a chord in me. The song is the closing credits song and it is about saying good bye but not for good. The lyrics are:
started out as a feeling
Which then grew into a hope
Which then turned into a quiet thought
Which then turned into a quiet word

And then that word grew louder and louder
'Til it was a battle cry

I'll come back
When you call me
No need to say goodbye

Just because everything's changing
Doesn't mean it's never
Been this way before

All you can do is try to know
Who your friends are
As you head off to the war

Pick a star on the dark horizon
And follow the light

You'll come back
When it's over
No need to say good bye

You'll come back
When it's over
No need to say good bye

Now we're back to the beginning
It's just a feeling and no one knows yet
But just because they can't feel it too
Doesn't mean that you have to forget

Let your memories grow stronger and stronger
'Til they're before your eyes

The first verse of this song reminded me of how this dream to move to Colorado started. It started out as a feeling. After the summer Josh and I had and then our trip to Flagstaff, we realized we were not happy in Cape. It just isn't home to us. It feels like a stopping place for a short time, but not a permanent home. So, we started talking about the possibility of moving. it "grew into a hope." Then we started thinking about the possibility of moving. (a quiet thought) What would it be like. Could we handle it? Would the kids like it?
When I first approached the idea with Josh, it came out as "a quiet word" because I was unsure as to how he would take the idea. The more we talked about it the more confident we became that this was what should be and it became "louder and louder" and is now our "battle cry" so to speak. It is what gets us through the day here. We know that someday, God will take us to Colorado. We feel like God has told us to wait 3 years. Do not know what changes will occur in 3 years, and it is NOT going to be easy to wait, but we have to trust Him to guide us and assist us in this journey. Maybe we will be here until our "memories grow stronger and stronger, 'till there before our eyes." Until then, we will wait!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

2010: a year of changes

Happy New much has happened since my last blog. We found out the week before Christmas that we were going to be blessed with another baby. So by the end of August our family of 5 will be complete. We are so excited.
Therefore we entered into 2010 with many hopes for many changes. Santa brought a puppy for Aidan and her name is Shelby. She is such a joy to us and Aidan adores her. He tells her everyday how much he loves her and gives her kisses and hugs. Now if we could only train her to go potty outside. :)
Another "change" for 2010 is we are taking actions to reach the ultimate relationship with our Savior which in turn will help Josh and I reach the ultimate relationship with each other. In April our plan is to go on a marriage retreat.
In 2010 we hope to continue teaching our children about God's beauty and artistry. Therefore we plan on taking the boys to the ocean AND to Colorado to see the majestic mountains. We are very excited about these upcoming trips. Aidan has never seen the ocean and we believe it is past time for him to do so.
In 2010 we also plan on just simply enjoying each other! We are going to simplify our lives. We know that God has blessed us, but our GREATEST blessings are the little ones who run at our feet, hug us unsolicited, drive us crazy, make endless messes, provide us with noses to wipe, and smile at us and tell us they love us even AFTER we have lost our tempers with them. The other things, we don't really NEED..We just NEED each other!
Our motto for 2010: We may not have it all together, but together we have it ALL!!!

Happy New Year!!!