It’s march 6th…we’ve done it, well almost! Phinneas and I (Jennifer) fly out on March 12th and Pat is currently enjoying the prayer room while Audra Lynn strokes the guitar…we keep looking for him through the web stream 🙂 Our transition is almost complete and we are so excited to be moving into our new home, in our new city, among new friends in a brand new community! It’s beyond scary, crazy, thrilling, adventurous and most any other emotion you can include. But I couldn’t ask for a better transition time. As painful and difficult as it has been in my own life with my own emotions, feelings and thoughts, I wouldn’t trade it for anything. It made me look inside myself and process my own feelings and work through things I might not have if the circumstances were different.
Throughout the past 5 months, I have trusted Jesus more and more each day. He has walked me through my stuff and at each turn, I’ve had a decision – to trust or not to trust and try to figure it out on my own. Jesus has given me a special grace through this season. I was able to be consistent in reading my Bible outside of my daily routine. I’m definitely a routine girl and when we moved out of our house in Raymond and into my in-laws, I didn’t think things would come together as quickly for my routine as they did. It was awesome. My reading was not perfect but consistent and that’s all I could ask for.
So during this time, little by little, I trusted Jesus a bit more every day. I feel like a completely different person now than I did 5 months ago. I have never been more confident in my life with what Patrick and I are supposed to do. I told Pat that even when we got married, I was confident that he was the man I was supposed to marry but I wasn’t even as confident as I am now right now, with this decision in this time of my life. I finally feel like we are doing exactly what we were made for and I am beyond thrilled! I am so excited to get settled in our new home with a new routine and watch what Jesus is going to do. Since we made the decision to move to Kansas City, we have had these small kisses from Jesus and each one is a subtle reminder that we are in His exact will and doing what He wants us to do. There is truly no greater joy than to be and do exactly what Jesus wants you do. I am overwhelmed and so, so excited for what is ahead. And I trust him 110%. Even when on paper it looks completely foolish and makes no sense and our car payment is due tomorrow with no money, I am confident, I am where Jesus wants me to be and I wouldn’t change it for the world.