Saturday, February 15, 2014

The Norfolk Move.

Some of you know and some of you don't know about Mike's and my plan to move to Norfolk. We are part of a church plant that is happening in Norfolk, VA. We also have a desire to be part of a community. A place where all aspects of our life converge around one small area.
Picture from GraceHouseArt at Etsy

We are accustomed to driving all over the "world" or so it feels like. Our average drive time to get to most places is usually 30 minutes. And it's not uncommon for almost all medical appointments to be an hour away. And seeing as we have medical appointments booked for almost every day of the week this gets to be a little nuts. It's not uncommon for us to drive 2-4 hours a day. I know it sounds extreme but it's true. Mike works at the ocean front and if he hits traffic it can take him an hour and a half to drive home at times.

That said our hope in moving to Norfolk is to live, work, shop, play, and study all in one area...

Our plan is to move next month. As things stand currently this seems to be a realistic plan. Things have been coming together. We have found a house that is the right number of bedrooms, space, and price, a very central location and on a block that feels safe. God seems to be pulling this together.

If we get approval this week hopefully we will be signing a contract soon. Praying for all the details to come together. We might be renting a new house as soon as March 1st. I don't know if we will move in that soon. I think I need more than 2 weeks. But hopefully we can move in steps/stages. we will see.

Asking God for favor. continued peace. Excited to be able to provide hospitality and to share in the abundance of God's provision and goodness. Excited to love and serve the people in Norfolk.

We've been country living for the past 5 years. It will be a big change to move to "the city" as the kids call it. Praying for the adjustment for them as well. This is what they've known most of their lives... wide open spaces. Unfenced yards. No neighbors (except the people we live with). It will be different.

Excited to share how God works things out!

so thrilled to be close to the Childrens Hospital of the King's Daughters among so many other things!

Definitely need help with packing, organizing, etc. Asking God to bring the right people at the right time.

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