We've got a good thing going.
Between our 4 families there are 8 kids, ages 2 and under... and the oldest is only 2 and 3 months! The older group is within 5 months of each other and the younger group is within 5 months of each other!
We get together at least once a week (usually more than that) to remain sane. Ironically enough, the kids are there, too. :)
The Hubby and I are wrapping up life in Green Bay this week and next week. We are packing up the house, cancelling our Y membership and internet account, etc. We are leaving Green Bay after 10 years of living here! (Crazy!)
It's a good thing. It's a really good thing. We're moving out west to follow my husband's dreams and to use his passion to serve people and share with them what life can be like when they enter into a relationship with God. We're so so excited for this next phase in our lives. We knew Green Bay was our temporary home. We knew He'd call us elsewhere.
What I didn't know is what I would have to say goodbye to.
I didn't know I was going to find some women to do the last 4 years with. I didn't know I was going to have a son and that he would have 3 best friends this young. I didn't know that kids so young could crack each other up! I had no idea that we would be so blessed to have people to do life with, to sharpen me, challenge me, comfort me, teach me, and so much more.
I didn't know I needed them.
And, now I don't know how to leave them.
So, I remain in denial.
And I force myself to be hopeful. Hopeful that I'll find similar relationships where we're moving. Hopeful that they'll offer my spot in our Core 4 to someone else who has no idea how much she needs this. Hopeful because we'll live together again some day in Heaven and then our great relationships will be PERFECT. Hopeful that I can do long-distance friendships well for the time-being. Hopeful for the times we get to come back and visit (or Skype). ;) And, hopeful that they'll be able to come visit me.
I wanted to write them each individual letters... but sitting here crying my eyes out I'm not sure I can bring myself to do it.
I better get back to packing!
ps: This is a part one because it is not easy to photograph 4 mommas and 8 kiddos with a self-timer and a tripod. My beautiful sister is going to come take photos of us next week and I'll share them next Friday!
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