Yes Yes.....

I am indeed still alive!! To say the least life has been just a little crazy in the Miculka's corner of existence! Can anybody sympathize with me on how much goes into a cross country move??? Holy moly.......i just did this 3 years ago and yet it is so completely unfamiliar!?! This time is very different as the kids are both at very different places in their lil lives than they were 3 years ago. And this i'm sure contributes to the vast differences between the last move and this one. Either way.....time is moving faster than i ever dreamed it would and we are now 7 weeks away from the movers knocking on the door. WOW....how did that happen?

There are so many things i want to get done in that 7 weeks in addition to the "normal" things we always have on our plate. I want to slow down time and take in every minute i have left here on this island that has become home for the last 3 years. I want to memorize every moment i can spend with my amazing friends that God has so graciously blessed me with while here. I want to take time to notice every little thing that has become "normal" to me while here and enjoy them like i used to....like seeing bald eagles in flight, the snow capped mountains beyond the gorgeous bay, Angelo's....my favorite spot to meet with girlfriends and enjoy coffee and breakfast, the deer who roam freely nearby and always want to take their time crossing the street when i'm running late, and so many more. I cherish every memory made and the emotions are already beginning to take over knowing that time is running out for us here. This chapter of our life is almost over. God is so good and i have come to know so much more of Him as He has been my strength and companion through lonely deployments, my hope and comforter through trials of my own and those i have experienced with friends, and my joy through all he has blessed me with the last 3 years.

I know God has great plans for our family as we move on to the next chapter. And i know He will continue to be my strength over the next 7 weeks as well as my comfort as i say goodbye to everything that has been home for the last several years. Please pray for our family as we prepare for this move. Pray for continued strength for John and me as we work through all the details....logistical and financial. Pray for guidance for me and John as we strive to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to teach the boys to rely on the Lord and to find strength in him. And pray that all will work out on the other end.....there are so many unknowns for us right now when we get to florida so just pray that it will all work out.

Pictures and fun updates to follow soon! Hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend!!


ShortOne said...

busy & time definitely 2 four letter words!

glad to hear from you, i've missed you but understand! take the time to cherish every moment as you are.

April said...

My heart goes out to you as you get prepared for your upcoming move. In my nearly 19 years of marriage, we have moved 6 times and it really takes it out of you. We'll be moving, again, in a year and a half, possibly sooner. I've learned that people are pretty much the same wherever you go. Hope it's a smooth transition for you.

Have a wonderful day!

Jean Marie Bibby said...

It's so good to hear from you! You have been dearly missed. I will pray for you, John and the boys.

~love said...

praying for you!