Oh this post. What to say. How to say it.
So out with it…
We’re moving to Thousand Oaks in 30 days.
I have been more torn over this decision than I ever thought I would be.
The chaos and stress of this week has been in telling those that are closest to us. It is also been in trying to figure out the logistics of downsizing our stuff to fit into a 2 bedroom apartment, renting out our place and finding homes for our puppy dogs.
I know there have been times on this blog I’ve made it seem like I hate Bakersfield and hate living here. That isn’t entirely the case. I do have some wonderful friends and family here. We go to a great church. One that has been like a second family for us over the last 11 years for Stephen and 8 years for me.
It is where we were married. Where Jillian was born.
Great friends came to visit, clean and bring us meals when I had the worst morning sickness ever last year.
Neighbors that we share a Bible study with each week.
Friends we’ve grown up with, gotten married and had kids at the same time.
An employer that has helped Stephen grow so much in his career.
Musicians that we’ve spent hours recording CDs, playing shows, leading worship and jamming with.
We both know that this is what we want to do and this is what we need to do, but we didn’t think it would be so hard to tell the people we love and have shared so much with.
So that’s our bittersweet news.
As such, posting here on the blog will probably be a bit sparse for awhile.