Monday, August 16, 2010

It's All Happening So Fast...

So many things are running through my head right now.  I only have 24 more days left in the Continental US.  Did I just read that correctly?  24 DAYS...Sweet Moses...

So much has happened this summer already.  J and I were able to travel home for my brother's graduation in June, and of course we were able to hang out with my awesome siblings...


My brother, Matt, who is getting ready to enter the "real world"...



My beautiful sister, Lauren, who doesn't know how beautiful she is...


And my brother, Jacob, who makes me laugh harder than anyone I know,

Then I had to buy a new car...by myself...again.


























And I tried to sneak the beautiful Miss L in my suitcase...






































Then we moved in to our new place...


And met some fabulous new friends with amazing kids...

(Jack's Inn Moms...please note that we will be taking photos shortly, so be prepared! You are not off the hook!)

All of our belongings and our beautiful car on their way to Hawaii...and shortly, we will be as well.

So much change.  So much that is unknown.  So much that is completely beyond our control.  And yet, I have to keep reminding myself that I just need to, "SUCK IT UP, SOLDIER!"

I am moving 4500 miles away from everything that I know and love.  I know Bryan will deploy eventually once we get there.  We have no house when we arrive.  I will be over 2000 miles from any land mass.  And yet the Lord tells me this...

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.  Isaiah 40:10

And then He tells me this...

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.  Jeremiah 29:11-13

I have no reason to fear what we are transitioning through right now.  I have an amazing Savior that is holding my hand through the whole process.  He is my advocate and He loves me enough to never give me anything that I can not handle without Him.  And more than that, He has a plan for me!  Though this may not be an easy life, or a life that many understand, it is what God has chosen for our family and I will gladly follow His plan for us.  And on the days when it may seem impossible or unbearable, I know that I can turn to Him and he will grant me the peace and grace that I need to make it through. 

Much Love,

Jessica





2 comments:

becky said...

Jessia..this post brought tears to my eyes. Keep clinging to those promises...God's Word will be your comfort as you make this transition. You and your family are def. in my thoughts and prayers!

Kate said...

AMEN!
I have goosebumps.
We love you and will miss you!