So, I've already made the "official" announcement that the sign is in the yard... read that post first!
Now, less than a week later - I get to announce that the sign is leaving the yard, after it gets a pretty SOLD sticker on it! Yeah God, just 4 days on the market, until an offer - what a miracle!
All this flurry of change has gotten me thinking... and praying. I'm sure that God is in every detail of this move already, like how HE personally sent a "welcoming committee" ahead of us to San Antonio. (I promise to get to that story... I just got to share this one first!)
When I was praying for guidance, and for God to "show" me what he wanted us to do, I got this picture:
Our roots began in Minnesota, both our families were from there. Both my husband and I grew up in that wonderfully frigid state. We both were blessed with strong Christian families and married to start our own legacy.
Our 8 beautiful "shoots" sprang up in Minnesota as well. (they must have strong roots to survive there!) This was a busy time of life - baby, after baby, after baby... all 8 of them. It was a time of growing and stretching, and growing again! We outgrew our little garden spot (Farmington) and transplanted to a larger plot (Savage). Our homeschooling season began as well.
Pruning & Blossoming
As our "shoots" began growing - we also started to see the buds of blossoms beginning! We joined a homeschool co-op - where each of us thrived and developed. It has been a wonderful greenhouse of learning for us - covered in friendship and abundant grace. We developed deep, sustaining friendships. Our church has also been a safe place to grow for each of us. Sam and I were able to take the long awaited mission trip to India to realize a dream that had been planted in his heart back as a "shoot". We have truly begun to blossom in Arkansas!
I asked God, "What comes next...? What do you have in store for us now?" I heard a one-word answer...
I can't wait to see what unfolds in the next season for us!