Saturday, March 26, 2011

02.16.2009 - Keep Moving Forward

From Julian's COTA journal

Okay, so I know we just posted our new address a couple of entries ago (Christmas to be precise), but we've moved again. This past weekend, we took up residence in what we hope will be our last stop for a long, long time. Seriously. Although we're still in the same neighborhood, there are many reasons we felt it prudent to make the move (which I won't bore you with here). The new address is:

2612 E. Tamarisk Street, Gilbert, AZ, 85296

It was a ton of work (and we're not quite finished yet - still some large heavy objects to move next weekend), and we're thankful for the help we received from friends and family to get us this far. Julian had a ball - the highlight for him was the U-Haul truck, which he referred to as the garbage truck (?). He loved walking up and down the ramp unassisted ("all by you-self" as he says), sitting on the "bench" in that elevated space above the cab, and doing the moving day dance - a kind of exuberant stamp-dancing thing he does - in the back of the truck. At the end of the day, he was dismayed when we had to give the truck back to the people we rented it from, but was assured when we told him we'd do it all again next weekend.

In a similar vein, as we settle into our new life as a family in Gilbert, we're finding it increasingly difficult to weather my commuting schedule. Although we live in Gilbert now, I still work in Longmont, Colorado, and fly back and forth each weekend. It's not untenable - we've been doing this for nearly a year now - but I feel like I'm missing too much of my son's childhood. My number one goal right now is to live with my family full time. To that end, I'm in the process of looking for work in the Phoenix area. The economy being what it is, looking for work seems a daunting task. But we've seen God deliver miracles when greater stakes than these were on the line, so we're confident that he'll provide for this need as well. Please pray with usto this end.