Just a forewarning, this is going to be more of a rambling post/update of where we are in lives as of lately for our family, friends, and those of you who love this ministry and pray for us.
Ahem **clears throat**
So, the last day of September Kevin and I did something crazy, we decided to follow our hearts and see where God leads us. We decided to move to beautiful Myrtle Beach. After five years of what if's and if only's, we took a scary plunge that honestly I haven't regretted one bit so far.
Life is a scary thing. It's so scary to do something out of your comfort zone, but what is even scarier is to live your life knowing that you never followed your heart and went after your dreams.
Growing up in a little bitty town tucked away in Eastern Kentucky, I realized we were crazy for thinking we could actually move away from our little hometown and make it. But at the end of the day, we were crazy enough to try it and I feel more peace in this moment than I have ever felt in my entire life.
I'm the happiest I've ever been. I don't know if it's the salt air, the newness of the move, or the simple fact we followed when God said, "Don't stop anywhere until you have peace again," but I feel like a totally different person.
I miss my family and friends back home so much. But I appreciate the ones who prayed for us and supported us so much more than they can ever understand.
God has been teaching me a lot about peace lately. Anyone who knows me knows worry is my middle name, so to finally feel peace and to feel as though my feet are finally beginning to be planted somewhere is a wonderful feeling.
I'm not sure what lies ahead of us or where God wants us to go from here, but I truly believe God's hand is on us. I believe there is a divine purpose for all of this, that's why I would tell anyone, "GO where the Holy Spirit takes you."
It's scary to step out of your comfort zone. Not every step of our journey thus far has been easy. In fact, most of it has been hard yet rewarding.
I can't tell you if this is the biggest reward of my life or the biggest mistake yet, but it was a chance I had to take. It was a chance we had to take.
I don't know what the future holds; we may stay here, we may eventually go back to Kentucky, or maybe God will have us halfway across the world, but I'm happy with the decision that my husband and I made and where God has carried us thus far. I know that God will lead us where He wants us to go.
To my friends and family back home, I love you so much! Please keep praying for us.
South Carolina is BEAUTIFUL, but I do miss the mountains. The southern hospitality is amazing here, and Serenity tries to dive head first into the ocean every time we take her. I love seeing her little face light up and hearing her giggles as the waves come up to her toes. I can also confirm she does NOT enjoy the taste of sand, but has such a generous heart that she offered some for me to eat with her. 😂
Anyways, I love you guys, I'm always praying for you. You are the BEST. Thank you to everyone who prays for us and believes in us. I can never tell you how much you mean to me.