Today is February 11, 2017. Maddie hiked Camelback Mountain this morning, with six of her (newish) friends. Izzy is enjoying a rare Saturday of relaxation, and hanging out with friends, since she has a weekend off from volleyball. Matt and I just returned from Lowes where we bought an umbrella and some potted plants to go by the pool in our backyard. After all it’s almost time to bring out the swimsuits. I realize this all sounds a little boring and mundane, but it’s February 11.
One year ago (this weekend) looked much different. (It was actually Valentines Day. And 2016 was a Leap Year, so my dates for this little story don’t quite line up, but you get the gist.) It wasn’t quite as sunny. It certainly wasn’t as warm, and we were in a bit of holding pattern, not sure what to do. We spent the day looking at homes in Parker, Colorado, while buyer after buyer went through our home. We entertained a couple of offers, and finally accepted one, but with such uncertainty of what our future held.
Then came this extraordinary thought…….Why don’t we move to Arizona? We have family there, and we could use some family in our lives right now. Of course it wasn’t that easy, but it was right, and when things are right, and God directs, and we obey, things just have a way of coming together.
So here we are. One year later. Living in Arizona. It’s February 11. I think we’ve settled in quite nicely.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you, declares the Lord. Jeremiah 29:11-14