Saturday, April 30, 2011

change of plans.

Good ol' Uncle Sam has surprised us again.
David got a call from the Pentagon with a job offer we couldn't pass up.
With a lot of heartache, tears and excitement, we're trying to wrap our minds around the fact that we're moving to Germany in July!
It's been a whirlwind week. The morning David got the call he was asked to accept the offer or turn it down within the work day - emotions have been running high since that call.

We are feeling deeply saddened to leave Spokane and the amazing friends we have here. God has richly blessed us during the last 9 months in WA and worked miracles with the speed of us getting so deeply connected to friends, church and home group.  We are still processing and grieving this loss but we know that wonderful things are in store for our little family over in Europe!

The time remaining in WA will be short since we have a trip planned back to the midwest and David now has new job training he is already attending in OH.  Like I said, whirlwind!

The most important thing any of you can do is to pray for our adoption process.  Please pray hard with us.  With the move happening so close to bringing our Sweet Pea home it could become a logistical nightmare.  Thankfully, God is in control!  Pray that the timing of our travel call and all the craziness that has to happen before Sweet Pea can leave the country can happen smoothly and swiftly and well before David would have to go to Germany sans his family.

13 comments:

abby said...

sad yes....BUT you are going to live in GERMANY!!! what a fun and exciting journey you have ahead!! seriously i cannot wait to hear every little detail of you living in EUROPE!! I will be praying-it will be wonderful to see what God has been cooking up for your lovely little family! love you-abs

Amber said...

That's incredibly exciting! Praying that your fears and overwhelmed feelings will be trumped by your faith in the God who knows you and holds you.

Eryn said...

hoooooly moly!

Praying for you guys! What happened to the 3 year thing? I thought you couldn't move for 3 years after bringing her home....

Allison said...

Wow! That is very exciting and overwhelming at the same time. I will be praying for a smooth move and for the adoption process. What a wonderful opportunity to move overseas with your wee family!

mandii said...

wow! God loves curveballs! :) Praying for you guys to draw closer to one another during this time. Congrats on the awesome job offer! And congrats on learning a new language eventually!! :)

Woven and Spun said...

So exciting!! God is so good and has incredible things in store for your family :)

hollypelz said...

Oh my, this is a lot. A lot for you to take in and transition to. Thinking of and praying for you guys in these next months...

Markus J said...

wow that's crazy! But I am so so jealous that you get to lived in Europe!! My family will definitely be praying about the Sweet Pea situation.

ps-can't wait to visit :)

Allie said...

YAY! I'm so excited to see you guys and hang out here in beautiful Deutschland! I've been praying for you all week and I hope your fears are transitioning into excitement and joy.

Terri said...

Oh my goodness, Kel! This is crazy news. When you think about it, it's weird, strange, yet cool how many times your little family has made plans, only to have them changed by something Bigger! And it's always worked out. I think of Norah being born early for one! Well, for sure keep us posted. I really hope things will go as smoothly as possible, friend.

Mattie said...

Wow! As if the adoption process wasn't detailed enough! Shew! I'm praying logistics all work out and God gives you much peace during all these marvelous transitions!

MicheleH said...

Wow! What a great adventure you are all on! I'm sure the Lord will use this to make you more like Jesus. :)
Michele

David and Bethany said...

Oh wow! I think we've been through some "hypothetical" nightmares" with domestic adoption, but I can't even imagine the stress you feel about the timing of these huge events, including an international adoption! You're right--GOD KNOWS. I'm praying for peace for you...lots of love!

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