Well, we are super excited to announce that we will be moving back to Louisville!! This July we will have been married 7 years and this will be our 7th move. We have decided that we are tired of moving and are ready to settle and that we want to settle in Louisville. One of the main reasons we chose Louisville is because of our church there. Since leaving Immanuel 2 years ago, we have had a difficult time finding a church that helps us grow spiritually like Immanuel. God has blessed us by giving us church homes in the two places we've lived since then but we have always missed Immanuel. Therefore, we decided that we wanted to settle in Louisville. Of course, we are also closer to our friends and most of our family there too.
God has worked this out for us so that Josh will have a job in Louisville with the same company so we know this is what He wants for us too. However, things are moving along much quicker than we thought they would. It looks like we will be moving the first of June. This is exciting but a little stressful as well. We are buying a house in Louisville but are not closing until July. Therefore, we don't know what our living situation will look like for that month's time nor do we know what we will do with all of our belongings during that transition. It also causes a little stress on us financially to be moving that early. We are excited because this could speed things up for the adoption because we can go ahead with the first meeting for the home study but we also don't want to have to slow things down with the adoption because of finances. I hope that makes sense. Of course, we are keeping our adoption fund separate from everything else; it just means we are unable to contribute as much to it right now. In the meantime, we have two fundraising opportunities down here in Louisiana that we are preparing for so I will be busy making crafty items plus packing. If you are praying for us, please pray that I (Kristen) will not worry about all of these things because I am very much a worrier! Please pray that we will trust in the peace of the Lord and that we will trust that He knows what is best for us and will provide ALL that we need. Please pray that we will be able to SAVE SAVE SAVE as much as possible over the next few weeks and that God will work out the living situation. Finally, please pray that I will be able to devote as much time to my family as they need/deserve over the next two weeks even while I am trying to prepare for the fundraisers and the move. Oh, and one more thing. Please pray for Grandaddy as he prepares to live by himself for the first time in over 60 years. His wife passed away shortly after we moved in so this will be the first time that he will live alone. His faith is strong and he knows that the Lord will take care of him but it will still be hard. Whew!