we made a thanksgiving tree (thank you pintrest) and have had fun asking the kids each night what they would like to add to the tree. we have everything from "found toys" to "Jesus."
it is unbelievable what a difference it makes to focus on giving thanks... i need to make it a more daily habit.
we added one last night... bittersweet as it might be.
that's right... the Lord has called us into a new phase of life and ministry. we are beyond sad to walk away from pine cove, our community, our church, and our friends. however, He has been abundantly clear in His desire for our family and we are anxiously walking in obedience. The opportunity is a fantasitc one. Lance will be the director of newly married ministry at watermark church in dallas.
so... we are knee high in boxes and asking for prayer as we transition our whole family in the next month. there is soo much to do. a house to clean, pack, and sell. storing all our belongings until we find a place to live. checking out schools and finding a place to call home.
there are definitely two sides to the coin... allie said it best last night, "mommy, i'm excited, but i think i will be a little sad too." amen allie, amen!