Saturday, March 10, 2012

Surprise News

Wow, what a week we've had!

Remember that back in January I traveled to Virginia to look at schools for the kids? We put in applications at 3 schools. I had to fill out a fair amount of paperwork, the kids had to answer essay questions, teachers and staff at their current school had to fill out forms and/or oversee kids writing essays. So now do you want to know which school they will be attending? The answer is....none of them. What? That doesn't sound like very exciting news?

Well then, how about the REASON why they won't be attending any of them? Because we won't be moving to Virginia after all!

It is not officially official, but close enough that I can state with confidence that we will be moving instead to Idaho. You might not be shocked about that, but we are. Idaho was not on our radar. Not at all. But then someone from Idaho came knocking on Eric's door (in a manner of speaking) and - BOOM! - all of our plans have changed!

Now I have to look for schools again, and complete more applications and ask teachers to fill out more forms and counselors to supervise more essay writing (and the kids to write more essays!) And I will have to find a place for us to live and a car to drive! And we will have to move our things from Taiwan AND Virginia.

I feel a little anxious sometimes when I think about it. But overall this is a great thing. My Dad is so happy - he is in Idaho and he has been so lonely since my Mom died. I am so glad I will get to be near him again.

And I know, absolutely know, that this is where God wants us. A couple of weeks before this came up I was led by some internet friends to Acts 17:26 which says "He set the times and places where they should live." Yes, He does. And I could not have planned this if I had tried.

Thank you, God.


Elizabethd said...

What exciting news! Though of course it means lots of extra work and preparations for you. How lovely to be near your father,he must be delighted.

jmw said...

Pretty wild!

Denise said...

Good News! Everything has a way of working out for the best!

Cindy said...

Wow!!! That is great news!!! Best of Luck on all the extra paperwork, but will be worth it in the end!

pro356mom said...

Happy for you, and especially for your Dad. Sad for me and all of VA BSF friends.

Barbara said...

This sounds like a real God appointment for you all but I don't envy you the work involved. I imagine you have done it many times before though which I guess helps a little.
Sending prayers and best wishes that all will go well.