Two months ago my husband took a new job. It’s an exciting time for him and our family. It’s something he has always wanted to do and I couldn’t be happier that this dream he has been working towards is finally happening. This man is such a great example of faithful persistence! One of the many reasons I love and admire him so much!
As with any new job, there are transitions. We are working those out. Now my husband works from home most of the week. This is temporary, but we have quickly gotten used to this new rhythm of him being around when the kids go and come back from school. Our youngest likes to see her daddy at lunch time every day and he’s around to tuck her in at nap time. It’s a beautiful thing.
This new job will also mean a relocation. It won’t be far, just far enough that the commute isn’t worth the separation from our family time. So that means we get to do all those little home maintenance jobs we have been putting off for the last few years of living here. We get to start packing up all the peripherals of our life. We get to finally get rid of all that stuff we were going to look at later. It means having a realtor to guide us through the process of finding our new home. Searching neighborhoods and school stats on the internet has become my new hobby. It will mean finding a new body of believers to worship with. Leaving this place of safety and encouragement that we have called our church home for the last six years. That is the most daunting task to me.
I have been hesitant to say we are moving. Our closest friends have known for awhile. The hesitancy to speak about or move has been from self preservation. When I mention we are moving, there is a shift in the relationship. I have felt a shift in myself. I have started to prioritize the time I have.The idea that there are indefinite amounts of time to connect is gone. Now, our relationship has a time limit. Instead of taking the time we have together for granted, there is an urgency and importance to our time. I can’t help but think every time I do some thing, this could be the last time.
Yes, relationships continue beyond distance. That is what makes Facebook and smooth roads so marvelous. But a relationship takes time and effort when you can see each other on a moments notice. The time and effort is even more so when there is distance.
This is life. It changes and takes us places we couldn’t know. Both my husband and I have a peace in this crazy season of change. Going forward that our God has our path marked out for us, just as He has in the past.