I’ve been wearing this ring that says, Be true to your dreams.
And I have lots of dreams. Write a book; have babies; give my kids an amazingly fun childhood; serve the Lord; be, don’t do. If you’ve been following for a while, you may have noticed that we have struggled with where we should live and where we should raise our family.
I have been praying a lot about dreams and about our family and the kind of childhood I want my children to have.
Right now I’m sick of saying, “It’s too hot to go outside.” I’m sick of staying up late so they can ride their bikes when it is cooler. I’m just tired of it.
I know it’s just weather, but I can’t help but ask myself hard questions because of that intolerable weather.
Questions like: Why do we have to be here? What are the things that we love about where we live? What would I change about where we live if I could?
In the midst of all this praying and house searching and seeking the Lord on what we should do, I’ve started to ask myself what’s holding us back.
Brian and I are both in love with southern California. We love the people, the environment, the mountains, the vineyards, the avocados, and most importantly, the weather.
On our trip this week, we looked at houses, at schools, at churches, and at possibilities.
And everything in me wants to be true to my dream.
I realize that there are huge disadvantages about living away from your family. I know that. And in our current situation, the only thing that would keep us in Oklahoma now is our family.
In the same breath, we are in a position financially where we have the ability to fly out my mom or my dad whenever we need or want to.
Most of our family has been so incredibly blessed by Scentsy that plane tickets to California to stay once or twice a year would be no big deal.
I don’t want to disappoint anyone. In the same breath, I know that my children would thrive in California. They would absolutely love every bit of it.
I want to move. I do. Every bit of me does. Thanks for chiming in yesterday. Your words of encouragement are exactly that....encouraging.
.....day 356 of a year of writing.....