Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Hello Again!

Dear Ladies- I am so sorry about the blog drought going on around here at GLOW. I truly have missed writing each week, but have had way to much on my plate right now. Some of you many know that my family is the midst of big changes! My husband and I purchased a cute little pizza/cafe near the beach in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida! It has been a long process. We have been talking for a few years about making a change and praying about where God wants us. After a few false starts and closed doors, God led us to Pizza by the Sea. We are both so excited about this great little place, and the fact that we are both going to be taking part in running the business. I had been stressing a bit about what I was going to do once both of my kids were in school full time (next year). I felt in my heart that going back to teaching full time was not answer, but didn't really know what to do. Well, God has answered this prayer for me-- I am going to be in charge of all marketing and advertising for our new business-- that means I get to use the writing/blogging that I love to do, and still have the flexibility I feel is so important when raising our kids. Speaking of kids, ours are doing great with the change. We started talking to them about the possibility of a move back in the summer, so they were prepared. They have expressed some sadness regarding leaving their house and friends, but are excited to live in Florida and close to my parents' part time home. I think one of the biggest changes for them will be not being able to see Jason's parents so often. They have been such a big part of the kids' lives for the 8 years we have lived here. We are hoping that we can talk them into getting a condo down our way. Anyway, I will update more soon about our big move. We will not be leaving our current home until the kids are finished with school in June. Until then, we are praying for our home to sell, and for a smooth transition to our new home in Florida. Saying goodbye to our friends and church family here will not be easy-- Thinking about not being with some of the folks that we love here makes me teary-eyed, but the reassurance we have in the life that God has planned for us helps us get through the tough changes. Plus, we are expecting lots of visitors! For those of you who are interested, Pizza by the Sea's blog is http://www.pizzabythesea.com/ Have a great week, friends, and thank you for keeping my family in your prayers.