Saturday, October 11, 2008

Beautiful weather!

Wow! I now understand why people move to AZ! Today it was 79 degrees with a nice breeze and sunny. It was the perfect day! I have my windows and doors open and I get to smell some fresh air! It's not supposed to be this nice until November so I don't know how long it will last, but I'm enjoying it while I can!!

We didn't do much today, which I guess is okay. K and Mike made a race car from boxes, plates and paper towel tubes. I napped, finally got a hair cut and read a magazine. It's nice to have lazy days. The coming week is crazy again so I should appreciate this non-scheduled day!

It's been almost 3 months that we've lived in AZ. I just keep thinking about how much it feels like this is where we belong. It's really crazy. I never ever thought that I would be living so far from my family and friends and be this happy! :) We were not unhappy in WI at all and thought we'd be there for a long time. I couldn't imagine leaving my closest friends and packing again and selling a house, etc... So, when God led us to take the Call to Tucson I felt like Abraham moving to Canaan because I had no idea why he'd want us to move alllllllllllllll the way down there!! :) BUT, now that we are here it is just so right. I can't really explain it, but I am just so content. I really feel like I've changed--in good ways--since moving here. Everyday when I'm driving to or from school for like the billionth time I just look at the mountains around me and smile. Don't get me wrong--life is far from perfect. We still own our house in WI and it's a struggle to have a mortgage and rent. I battle loneliness some days b/c I miss my Neenah friends so much. Some days I just want to jump in the car and drive to see my family, but they aren't 5 hours away anymore. Sometimes I'm so overwhelmed with all that I've agreed to take on that I wonder what in the world I am doing. Despite all of that, I can smile and be assured that God has got it all under control. He brought us to this place and he's going to take care of us and provide for us. I just so thankful that I am loved and cherished by a God who will never leave me or forsake me.

Well, I guess that's enough philosophical thinking for one day. :) I just wanted to share my happiness with others. I hope you will take a look at where God has placed you and see all the opportunities he's given you. He has you there for a reason!!

Ok, off to color a race car with K...don't worry--I'll post pics of it later!! :)


Melanie said...

What a wonderful feeling that you feel that where you are is where you belong!

NMgal said...

I SOOOO know what you are saying. The content feeling of being where you are and looking at the mountains and just smiling. I just so relate!