So, it's been a while...again. And, once again, I have a real excuse for keeping you all in suspense about the everyday antics of Andrea and Kevin.
Not only are we expecting a baby, we are now also on the move! We are both from Michigan, met in Michigan at the University of Michigan, and still have family in Michigan, so needless to say, we are still tied to Michigan! And, because of these ties, Kevin applied for and took a job in the Wolverine State. We made this decision last Wednesday night. It was, hands down, the toughest decision we've made as a married couple, aside from deciding what video to rent any given weekend night.
We spent much of last weekend cleaning and decluttering so we can get the house on the market--not to mention much of the last few nights laying in bed with To Dos and What Ifs running through our minds! I don't regret the decision to take the job, but the past five days have been rather stressful. At times, all I can see is all that needs to happen for us to move to Michigan and be settled-getting the house on the market, selling the house, buying a new house... Last night, the logistics and fear brought some tears, but I am blessed to have a husband who brings great comfort in reminding me of why we want to move in the first place: the people that we love the most-our parents, siblings, nieces and nephews, and friends. Nothing can take the place of people you love!
We have also confronted the sadness of leaving our New York friends, the cutest Cape Cod home ever, and the Adirondacks. There have been times in the past few years when all I wanted to do was "go home." Now, I see how much God has given us here, and I am sad to leave.
In the midst of pregnancy, moodiness, moving, and stress, I pray that I will keep these words in the forefront of my mind:
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid." John 14:27