Because I know I have friends and readers who are also pray-ers, I'm going to be selfish and ask for a lot of prayers over the next few months. Specifically, here's my list:
2) A new church. Nothing at all against the wonderful churches we've been members of over the years, but personally, I'm kind of tired of the seeker-focused mega-church model. I'm feeling hungry for something else. I suspect, however, that we're going to find a lot of the mega-churches in San Antonio. Everything's bigger in Texas, right? But, church isn't all about me. God will lead us where he wants us. I just hope he leads us there quickly.
3) New schools . . . ?? Lots of educational choices in San Antonio. Homeschoolers abound, as do programs for homeschoolers. The girls could almost do their entire high school career through co-op, plus all the extracurricular opportunities. On the other hand, there are also a lot of private Christian schools to explore. And we'll make a point to live in an area where the public schools are good, too, just in case. More choices are good . . . they also make life more complicated.
4) New friends. My biggest prayer right now. It is so hard to make friends. And we'll be moving in the summer -- a hot Texas summer when people don't leave their houses much. I so want the girls to find people who get them, who understand them, who connect with them, who will help them grow. I want that for hubby and me, too, but the girls . . . teenage girls need BFFs.
Neither girl is happy about leaving Sioux City (particularly the eldest -- the boyfriend can't come with us). But they do remember the move here: they were DEVASTATED to leave New Jersey four years ago, and yet, they survived -- and thrived. Hopefully, that memory will sustain them.
I'm sad to leave friends here, too. But I'm ready for a new adventure. I'm also ready for sunshine. Did you know it snowed last night here in Iowa? Snowed?? On Easter? Sigh! So ready for spring . . .