Sunday, July 21, 2013

A Year of Changes

L-R Heather, Alicia and Brad

With three children all close in age, we went through the stages of childhood together.  All three of them in diapers; potty training; learning to read… you get the idea. I even taught the three of them to drive a car within a year (I get a prize for that one).

So, though it doesn’t surprise me—it surprised me. They are all interviewing—changing jobs—and moving cross country—at the same time. And, that includes my new daughter-in-love. This is a year of change for all of them.

Brad & Kristin 2012
My children have been spread out across the country since my son joined the air force eleven years ago and my daughters headed off to college about two years later. But, the deck just got shuffled again. I am thankful for cell phones, texting, email and Skype. Now if I could just get the secret to being ‘beamed-up’ to a new location on demand, that would be something!

And, the funny thing…all three of my girls are teachers. It’s like hitting the slot machine with three apples—ching, ching, ching; except, I don’t gamble.  I couldn’t have planned that if I tried.

We’ve prayed through selling a house, lining up long distance jobs, air force transitions, interviews, second interviews, finances, third interviews, Skype interviews, face-to-face interviews, flying cross country interviews. I’ve about worn out my knees. But, I can tell you, God has been faithful.

There are few more details to iron out. But He’s got those under control too. And, I’m excited to see what this season holds for my kids. I am so proud of each one of them. They are gifted, smart, funny, and focused on what’s ahead. In the midst of the changes I pray they will find God faithful.
John, Heather, Brad, Alicia, and Moi  in 2011

I’m looking forward to where they all settle (Looks like Georgia and Colorado so far). One thing is certain; I need to start racking up some frequent flyer miles.

I love you Brad & Kristin, Heather and Alicia!  And proud of who you are becoming!
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  1. Very nice post, Jeanne. Your family is . . . all grown up! How long have you and I known each other as online friends? Ten or more years? I know it goes waaay back.

  2. Wow, what an amazing family. Love the pictures. My mom can relate to you. With 6 kids we have all grown up and created our own lives. She has to travel also to see us and the grand kids. You are very blessed!

  3. Yes, they are, Peggy. I think we met online a good 15 years ago. Way back for sure!!
    Thanks for stopping by the Stream!

  4. Touching post, Jeanne. Thank you for sharing so openly.

    I love the name of your site too, by the way.

  5. Thanks for stopping in, Katrina. I am truly blessed. Hard to believe they used to be little!!
    Six kids--wow. My husband and I both grew up in families with five kids--big families.

  6. Thank you, Merry. I have been enjoying highlighting some family members the last few days :)

    I appreciate you stopping by the stream and leaving your thoughts

  7. Sounds like you have been blessed a lovely family.

    Rachel recently posted The 16 Habits of Highly Unsuccessful People

  8. Thanks for stopping in Rachel. Yes, I am blessed for sure!!

  9. Thanks Mom for all the support, we all love you too!

  10. Thanks Mom for all the support, love you!


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