So, I’ve been rolling this post around in my head for a while now. At first I couldn’t say anything and then I didn’t know what to say.
Some big changes are coming to the Terrell household in the (hopefully) near future, as if having a third child wasn’t enough! After much prayer and discussion Joel and I have decided to move to Wichita, KS to be closer to Joel’s family and long term he can start a business with his brother. I know, right, this is HUGE! It has taken our entire marriage for God to work on my heart in order for me to be ready for this change. Growing up I never thought I would live long distance from my family (I know Wichita isn’t that far from Omaha, but let me tell you with little kids it is a trip). Over the last two and a half years we have worked hard to create relationships in our church community and its scary and overwhelming to think about starting all over.
None the less we are excited about what God has in store for us. We’re excited about our children growing up with their cousins, a few of which are about the age to babysit (but that’s just a bonus)! We are excited to be there for birthday celebrations, and school events that we always miss because they aren’t on a holiday weekend that we are in town. We are excited about the thought of having our own business and everything that goes along with it, good and bad.
There is a lot that has to happen though. First Joel has to find a job (we won’t move until he does). Our desire is to be moved and settled in before the baby comes, but that is fast becoming unattainable so we may have to stick it out until after the baby is born. We also need to find a place to rent there. We want to rent for a few years and save a sizable down payment for a house. The upside is that most of our belongings are already packed and stored since we’ve been living out here with my parents for the last two years. Another thing that doesn’t need to happen before we leave but in the near future is selling our rental house in Omaha. We do need to get it on the market as soon as possible though.
So as you can see we have a lot we are thinking about and processing through. We are taking it day by day and trying to trust God along the way.
We would greatly appreciate your prayers through this change in our lives.