Changes… February 14, 2012

So. We are moving. I meant to post that on my blog a while ago, but I couldn’t come up with a clever post to break the news, and then I found myself so busy and distracted with the logistics of moving, that I forgot to get back to it. So here it is.
We are moving. We are leaving Canada and moving back into the USA. We are also leaving ministry, for a variety of complex reasons that I may get to expound on later. The next few months are going to be wild. In the next few weeks we are packing up, crossing international lines and heading to a new city where we have never lived before to rent a place on our own and hopefully land some jobs.
It’s exciting. It’s exhausting. It’s scary.
The changes are happening so fast it’s almost disorienting… Almost. Both my Hunnie and I are deep thinkers, and we tend to over analyze everything for extraordinary lengths of time, so the change on the horizon has been discussed, taken apart and discussed some more, and then agreed upon for awhile. But now we will be taking action and actually implementing the changes, and that is something new.
I used to think that a mother working outside of the home was against God’s plan. 
Now I am heading out to get a job.
I used to think that sending your children to school was like sending them to Hell in a hand basket. 
Now I am getting ready to enrol my 5 year old in kindergarten this fall.
I used to believe that my sole purpose in life was to support and serve my husband and sacrifice my own desires or needs. Now we are stepping out into the world as equals, and I find myself participating in the big decisions for the first time.
So yes, there is lots of change on the horizon.
I get to start a new adventure with my best friend and partner. I get to start a new chapter of being a spouse and parent. I get to explore more of what it means to be Melissa.
It’s crazy. It’s nerve-wracking. It’s exhilarating.
Come along for the ride?

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