As I left the subdivision after a long two days I could not hold back the tears. I was overwhelmed with emotion. My mom sat next to me as I drove away and reminded me that each chapter of our lives is sad when it ends, but the next one always has something to look forward to. As I am typing this now, we are back at Tony and Sue's. The kids are up now and all 4 of us are piled in the bed and the kids are watching something you'd never believe. We have not watched it in years. 'Blue's Clues' This show was a favorite of both kids when they were toddlers. Both had Blue's Clues themed 2nd birthday parties. (Emily even had the special edition blue ice cream with paw print shaped cookies in it that gave everyone some odd green colored poo for a few days afterwards, but that is another story! ha!) What a fun time it was in our lives. Cute little kiddos toddling around with a little diaper butt and cute words babbling out of their mouths. But, what adventures we have had with them since those days! How much they have learned. How Jeff and I have grown closer to each other and to God since then. How I have grown and changed and learned and become stronger since then. It was a fun time and it is ok to reminiscence and to even get a little teary thinking back and missing it a bit. But, greater things have come and are even yet to come. And as God has closed the Evansville chapter in our lives, just as the Blue's Clues chapter came to an end, He is leading us on to the next page in our stories which He prepared just for us.
1 Corinthians 2:9
“No eye has seen, no ear has heard,
and no mind has imagined
what God has prepared
for those who love him.”