According to the plan, we were to have spent yesterday packing up a truck and today on the road. Our plan was to pull into Merrimack tomorrow afternoon and begin a new season of our lives together. If I’ve learned anything, though, it’s that plans change- often.
Instead of packing up a truck, we spent part of yesterday in a doctor’s office. A surprise medical issue came up in the past few days, and thankfully I was able to get in to see doctors and have tests run quickly. It probably isn’t anything serious, but we would much rather be safe than sorry! Because of this issue and the subsequent testing, we decided to postpone our cross country move for another week.
We should know for sure whether follow up treatment will be required or not by Monday or Tuesday. Because of the uncertainty of this time, we felt it was best to wait a few days before jumping into this huge transition! Having relatively invasive tests done is stressful enough without experiencing everything that goes along with a major move, as well. The team at Movement has been incredibly supportive and loving as they’ve prayed for and encouraged us. We are so grateful to be joining their family!
Making this decision was difficult; we are anxious and excited to move to Merrimack, start our ministry at Movement, settle into our new home and our new roles and meet our new friends. We really didn’t want to have to push it back. However, we feel confident that we made the right choice to stay in Indiana for a few more days. Six months from now, these few days (hopefully!) won’t matter in the grand scheme of things, but right now they feel pretty important.
God has been so faithful over the course of this season of raising support and trying to figure out what we’re supposed to do and where we’re supposed to go. Over these past few days, He has continued to prove His faithfulness by comforting us and providing us with exactly what we need. Romans 8 has been my anthem, as “I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels or demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Sometimes, His love is even more evident in times that seem threatening. Perhaps, as I am being convicted of, we are better at paying attention to Him when the future seems scary.
Please join us in prayer as we await test results and navigate the next couple of days. As of now, the plan is to leave Indiana next Friday and arrive in New Hampshire on Saturday. Please pray for our travels and our time settling into a new home. Please pray for our hearts, too, as we rest in God’s peace and trust in Him.
We are so grateful for each of you. Thank you for reading our posts, for reaching out to us, for encouraging, praying and supporting us. Your love means the world, and this wouldn’t be possible without you! Thank you for letting Jesus use you to show his great love to us.
“The Lord is my strength and my song; He has become my salvation.” Psalm 118:14