Sunday, August 15, 2010

I've never, ever liked change.

I'm not one for adventure and change. I like the same ol', same ol'. I'm comfortable with my friends, my family, my church, my hairdresser, pediatrician, grocery store, roads, YOU GET THE POINT?!?!?!

Let me back up a little.....most of you that read my blog know everything that Paul and I have gone through. Some of you don't. I'm not going to go into all the details, well, because this would be longer than the Twilight series ;) So, I'll just say that we've been through a TON, and honestly, most of it has been rough. There have been prayers for years from many people that things would turn around for us, and the Lord has been answering prayers. First of all, Paul's health is really good and secondly is what I'm getting to here.....Paul applied for a BIG promotion, and we found out on Friday that he got it!!!

Promotion means the change. We will be moving to Bowling Green, KY.

I'm still reeling in emotion. One minute I'm excited, the next I'm bent over in the ugly cry. You see, I've never lived anywhere but here. I'm 35, and never lived more than 20 miles outside of New Albany. Basically gone to the same church my whole life, went to one school all my years, well..... my people are here. Of course, my family is Paul, Pierce and Hope, and I have to do what's in the best interest for them, and as long as we are together, I will be okay, but that still doesn't mean it's not gonna hurt like crazy.

I don't know many details yet, like when exactly we will be leaving or where we will be going, etc.....but I know that my blog is going to be one of my many outlets to get out all these emotions inside.

Oh one more thing tho....I'm proud as a peacock for Paul. Seriously, he's worked his tail off, and I was insane some days at his job, I would be the one freaking out, and he was always steady and calm. You see, he's got much more faith than me!!! He trusts like nobody I've ever known, he isn't swayed by emotion (at least not anymore) he's faced soooooo much, and well I'm just proud of him.

9 comments:

Jill said...

That is awesome about the promotion, but I can'timagine having to move either. Will be praying for you guys! : )

Jami said...

I don't even know what to say... of course you already know that. You have become such a great and dear friend to me over the past couple of years, I don't want to see you go. But... this has been what was have been praying for. I've always known God would pave the way for you guys and turn things around and He has. First with Paul's health.... AMAZING!!! And now with this. I'm here for you girl... whether it's too rejoice with you or scream and cry with you. I love you guys!

Tracey said...

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times... ;)

I think we've already said all there is to say. I'm excited for the future and I love you.

The McAfee's said...

awww!! i know it will be scary! hang in there!! congrats! :)

Jill A said...

I can only imagine how scary it would be to move from your comfort zone...family, friends, church family, etc. God is doing great things in your life! Enjoy the change and know that we are always thinking and praying for you all.

Susie said...

I know change isn't good but things will turn out ok. Yours prayers were answered and God wouldn't put you through things that you couldn't handle.

Arthur Family said...

That is incredible! Congatulatins to Paul! I know that change is hard, but God had awesome things planned for the future! Bowling Green isn't too far! We are praying for you all!

Jaime Mac said...

Wow. Gulp...
1.Good for Paul, I'm sure he deserves it! I totally understand what you're saying about faith...I struggle w/ that too...
2.Thank God for unlimited texting.
3. Can you puh-leez ask Paul to spring for a new computer so you can blog your every move?
4. UHM, how are you feeling about Pierce & him having to switch schools?
5. This is madness

Michelle said...

Congratulations for Paul and your family... wow, such a wonderful man who has taken care of his family! With that said... I'm sorry about the move, but God has so many wonderful plans for you and your family Gretchen!

So I'll stick with CONGRATULATIONS and God will show His will and you will be blessed!