Sunday, January 3, 2010

the Lord is faithful to all His promises

I just arrived in Independence, Missouri with my parents! We left this morning from Austin and stopped for lunch to see my brother and sister-in-law in Ft. Worth before driving the rest of the way. I drove most of the time because I LOVE driving. It was pretty good except for the last three hours where it snowed like crazy and it was dark. I haven't driven in snow before, but everything was okay. Just a little stressful with three drivers in the car...

The car was packed tight with all my was funny trying to fit my parents and me in there too! We laughed a lot and I enjoyed being with them. I also enjoyed some great music the entire time. :)

The final days leading up to the move were crazy, but such a blessing. About a week before I left, I started to freak out a little bit and became nervous. I felt this sense of fear and began to question what I was doing. However, the last few days before I left were sweet times with friends and family where I was showered with prayer, encouragement and support. It was sad to have to leave people I care about, and I miss so many of you already, but I was overwhelmed by the love people have for me. The affirmation people gave me means so much, and I can only praise God for how He has blessed me with so many people who are excited for me and behind me as I begin this journey this next year. I wept several times as people expressed their love and belief in me and who Christ is in me. I cannot even begin to express how much it means to me. All I know is that the Lord is so faithful, and I am humbled as I begin this adventure I have dreamed about for years. Its unbelievable to me how the Lord has brought me to LeadTime and how it aligns so much with my heart. I get to live the dream! The love the Lord poured on me through my friends and family calmed my fears and filled me with excitement and anticipation for what the Lord has in store! His perfect love casts out fear and I praise Him for peace to guard my heart and mind in Christ.

I am going to church tomorrow with one of the Bigs and we will meet other people from Shelterwood there. Then I will move my stuff in and go shopping for warm weather clothes. The temperature right now is 10 degrees. On friday the high is 6 and the low is -8!!! I am not in Texas anymore!!!!

I officially will start LeadTime on Monday afternoon after I drop my parents off at the airport. I am looking forward to sharing with you all how everything goes soon! :)

Thank you so much for your prayers, words of encouragement, and love. I am so loved - its almost hard to take in sometimes. I wouldn't be here without each of you. I pray that the Lord would bless you all as you have blessed me and I simply praise Him for y'all! Much love and grace to each of you! Happy New Year!!!


  1. I so enjoyed the trip up with you and feel good about where you are staying. sure was fun being in the back seat and watching you drive in that snow.
    Be safe!! I love you..Dad

  2. People are asking how and what you are doing. Today Stacy Forman asked about you. Love you and call when you can. Mom

  3. ...just relieved that you are safe and getting settled-in. Love you much. Uncle Tony and Aunt Janie xoxox