Saturday, March 6, 2010

Moving

It's been almost 4 years since we packed up and left our beloved Portland to live in a place I had never even visited. Yep, almost 4 years since we moved to Arkansas to take a job at John Brown University. My mind reels when I try to think of a way to sum up what it's been like to move across the country and live here. And while there are so many things that I could say about our time here (and probably will say in future posts), right now all I want to say is that our time here is drawing to an end. Greg has told his boss that he is not planning on coming back next year, and they are in the process of interviewing other people to take over his position. We don't know where we will end up come this summer. But the one thing we do know is that it is time for us to live closer to our family. We want our kids to grow up closer to their Grandparents (and Aunt and Uncle). We want to see our family more than twice a year. Greg is looking for a job (preferably in Student Development) somewhere in the Northwest. We would love to live in Portland again, but we know that we may end up somewhere else. There are a lot of things up in the air for us. Please pray for us. Pray for wisdom, and pray for a job! Thanks.
(Here's a link to Greg's take on this same subject)

6 comments:

titushome said...

I would love it if you move back!! Our kiddos are so close to the same ages, it would be so much fun to get together to play - and go hiking in the gorge! :)

Leah said...

I happen to know George Fox is hiring right now. I would love to see you guys here, but I know God's hand will be in it no matter what happens.

kristal said...

big stuff! we will be praying as you and greg step into the unknown. not easy, but good. i am considered an expert now in cross country moves and moves with small children so if i can lend any of my experience please let me know...or if you just need a knowing ear to scream into, i'm down with that too.

Denee Longan said...

I will (somewhat selfishly) pray for a job close to Portland for Greg!

Micah and Christa Forsythe said...

I was just thinking about you guys the other day and wondering how long you guys would be there. It is hard to believe it has been 4 years... maybe that is only on my end! I will be praying for you guys as you look for a job... if he finds a cool one that needs someone else too... let us know ;o)

Cathy said...

It will be nice to have you closer to family and NW friends! We will definitely be praying for you guys seeing God's leading to.....! Exciting!