Wow is it hard to update with a newborn! If I’m not busy feeding or changing, I’m falling asleep.
As I was sitting on the couch feeding Lily earlier and friends were stopping by to drop stuff off or to pop in to say hello, I got to thinking about how everything happens for a reason.
I have always been a big believer of this and, aside from a few lingering questions I can’t wait to ask God regarding this issue, I usually can piece together the reasons why things happen the way they do.
At this time last year we were looking for houses to buy in Moon Township, where we were living at the time. When we found out about Lily, I felt an overwhelming desire to move back to my home town. I couldn’t explain it, it was just there and there was nothing I could do about it.
Luckily my husband is amazing and said he will live anywhere I wanted to live as it is just as easy of a commute for him. With his blessing, I found us a great townhouse in an area near where I grew up.
All summer I hung out with old friends and had a blast, but I missed my moon friends and our huge apartment and I often wondered if we made the right choice moving. Our apartment was much, much bigger than our townhouse and our friends were now an hour away and it wasn’t as easy to hang out.
Monday I started to understand why we are where we are and how it was supposed to happen. We have had a flood of visitors everyday bringing us food and other supplies and helping out with Lily. It has been absolutely amazing to see how much the people from my childhood care and have really stepped up to help!
Our Moon friends are awesome, but there were only a handful of them and there would have been no where near the amount of support being an hour away! We are exactly where we’re supposed to be and we are surrounded by such an amazing amount of love it brings tears to my eyes.
So thank you to everyone who have helped us or just wished us well on our new journey with Lily. It has been great so far and we are so thankful for each and every one of you. A special thank you for our dear friends Melanie and Kari — because without you two I am pretty sure we may not have survived the first night home; and I’m sure our dog wouldn’t have survived our hospital stay without you either!!!
“You go nowhere by accident. Everywhere you go God has put you there. He has a purpose for you being there!”