It's been three months now since we decided to move and it's probably been that long since I last wrote on here. This summer has flown by for us. So many things have happened but during this whole time, one day at a time I've been saying good bye. Letting go and saying good bye are one of the hardest things for me to do. God has been so gracious to me, he's been preparing me and helping in ways I couldn't have thought of or imagined. Even starting from the first post I've ever written on this blog , Not our home. Honestly in my heart I always knew that day would come and now it's here.
Through all this I am reminded that this earth is really not our final home. No matter where we go and where we live God is there and where he is, home will always be. Living here has been the biggest blessing ever, we have grown so much as a family and individually. We've never visited another island, went to a luau or had our girls learn hula, but more importantly then all those things God taught us how to slow down and not miss out on life (through the culture and way of life here). I've learned faith, contentment, and submission. Found how to experience true joy, not in the things I have, clothes I wear or even the opportunities I might have but in the little things around me that all point to my Creator. I have found my purpose, and meaning in life here. All that simply is, is to be a wife and mother after the heart of God shinning his light wherever I may end up. Stepping out of my comfort zone to make him known and to do what he tells me to do. It has truly been a privilege to experience life in this part of the world. It will be a part of me forever.
Up until this point people would ask me if I'm excited and I couldn't say yes. I kept asking, "God why are we moving and honestly why there?" But God doesn't have to answer those questions, he just wants me to trust him and follow his leading. The other day I realized that it's up to me to get excited and start looking forward to where he is taking us next. If the Lord told us to go then he has a plan, yes we don't know where, what, when or how it will all be but I do know that we are in the hands of the almighty God and he's got this! I can't wait to share with you what that will be! I already have an awesome story of how he provided a home for us there. Subscribe to the email list if you don't want to miss any of our journey!