This past week has been so difficult. I’ve heard moving can be as traumatizing as a death or divorce. I’m not sure if that’s true, but it is interesting how you have to go through a grieving process. I know this has only begun and there will be more tears to come, but it sure has been an emotional week. Leaving a home we have become a family in, raised our 5 kids for the past 14 years, and loved our neighbors and friends so much, has been so difficult. Every room, every place in our home has been filled with such wonderful memories. Not all have been easy (obviously), but they have combined to create a home that will always have a special place in my heart. 

We have felt so grateful for everyone’s willingness to help (yep, that’s my sweet friend Lila cleaning my shower). And Amber & Amanda..you know you’re amazing for cleaning our toilets…AGAIN! My friends are saints. We had so much help we were even able to escape and run the Provo river Saturday as a bonus! We truly live in the most supportive, amazing neighborhood there ever could be. Couldn’t be more thankful tonight for all of the God’s tender mercies and ways he has shown us He loves us. This entire process has been filled with much prayer and I’m grateful for the peace we have felt as we’ve tried to do his will. Not sure what adventures will follow, but we’re excited to meet new people, continue strong friendships and find ways to serve in our new area. Grateful there is  God in heaven who watches out for us and will guide our families if we’re wiling to listen to his direction.