Two more weeks until we make this thing official and I become an Escobedo, finally! After two and a half years of driving back and forth between Birmingham and Columbus, we are just two weeks away from a new chapter. Through all of the planning, decisions, ups, and downs, all I can think about is how faithful our Lord is. There is no way I would have imagined myself in the place I am now, but here we are.
Here we are running last minute wedding errands and making last minute details come together. Here we are finalizing our itinerary to Jamaica for a week of much needed paradise and relaxation. Here we are going through our "stuff" deciding what to keep and what to donate. Here we are with everything (together) piled high, ready for the movers to come pack it all up and move it in 4 days.
[It's harder than I would like to admit saying goodbye to things you won't see for 6 months. But, if anything, I've learned that things are just things.]
Here we are planning visits to and from Oklahoma as Kevin goes through training. Here we are spending too much time on Zillow and Petfinder, researching our soon-to-be new city and home, bribing friends and family to come visit us (please come!), and making oh so many plans together. And, honestly, there's nowhere I would rather be. This is quite surprising to me because I have been somewhat of a "comfort zone" type of person lately. I mean who really enjoys being uncomfortable, right?
I started this blog this year as a way for me to not only recognize but also accept and embrace the changes and growth around and within me. I also wanted a way to keep up with and share all of the adventures life throws at us. I can assure you that 3 years ago I would have told you "you're crazy" if you mentioned the idea that I would marry into the military and move across the country to Washington State. I can assure you that I knew nothing about the Air Force or planes or marriage or the Pacific Northwest or any of what is about to become our new chapter of life. (And I still have a lot to learn...ahem, how to drive in the snow).
But all of these changes and "here we are" moments help me to better understand the love of Christ. Through these moments and milestones, I trust in Him and I find worth and purpose in His will for my life.
"For I know the plans I have for you...plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." -Jeremiah 29:11