Monday, April 6, 2009

Sad and Happy!

Please pray for travel safety as Dallas and family travel to Colorado tomorrow! Thank you!
It's been a tough month as we've decided to close our small business after 2 years and our son who ran the business for us has decided to move to Colorado. WOW!!! A lot of emotions and tears and joy and sadness....I am one out of control girl and if you know me....I like to be in control. So what does this all mean...once again, I acknowledge that God is in control and is walking with me through it all. It makes it easier but not easy to go through it.

So...Dallas, Selena, my precious Bella and sweet Dylan are moving approximately 986 miles away. I realize now that I was fortunate to have all of my children and grandchildren within an hour from me and having Dallas and his precious family in town was an absolute blessing. I am saddened but excited to see them go. I was the one that moved away from my family to experience life for myself and our family. So I understand Dallas' yearning to explore. He and I understand each other and love to travel and see and experience different places. He has always loved fishing, camping and shooting guns. He is so looking forward to doing a little bit more of the outdoor activities. And once more God shows us he is in control....Dallas got a call today that he has a job and starts next Monday. Dallas had been applying for jobs here in southern California for the last 6 months to see what was out there and never got one call or followup. In one day, he got 2 calls to follow up on applications he had placed in Colorado online. So I am sad and happy for my son and his family and will miss them terribly. Some good news...I get to travel to Colorado, a place I've not been in a long time. So I'm excited to make plans to visit Bella and Dylan in the near future (and of course, their mom and dad!).

The business closing will be a blessing too and a big relief. Another not easy to go through experience but I feel such a relief not to have to continue something so stressful at this time in our lives. I want to thank Lisa at Sharing Life with Lisa for her blog that encourages me always as does Lisa with her kind comments left on my blog. God is using her mightily! Check out her blog here and join me in knowing that Jesus is enough! I don't know how I would make it through the trials in my life without Jesus. Today I am looking UP even though my emotions are all over the place!! AMen! JeSus Is EnoUgH!!

18 comments:

Love Being a Nonny said...

Let me tell you, I was completely devastated that my daughter and her hubby moved 465 miles away. Then, when E.C. was born, it made it even worse. We make it work though and I rarely ever go over a month without seeing them. When I do visit or they visit us, it is great quality time as we are with them for 4-7 days at a time! I do pray for the Lord to send them to NC, but in the meantime, I know and trust that God has a plan. May you draw strength from HIM and from knowing that others share your *loss*. It is bitter sweet when we see our children fulfill their dreams....but tough when we see them lonely for a babysitter!!! i will keep you in my prayers! Precious picture of the four of them. God has them in HIS hands.

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you Connie that all of these new transitions and travels go smoothly and with joy. Exciting days ahead for everyone I'm sure!

Christine said...

Our lives are always changing, boy and especially with kids. I know, change is sometimes good, but not always easy. I am glad your son found a job and hope you and your husband's business closing is a blessing for you both. I use to travel to Colorado with my daughters Volleyball team when she was on club, and always had a really nice feeling about the people and the surroundings. I see lots of blogging from Colorado from you!...hugs and have a wonderful week. =O)

Shellmo said...

Sorry to hear about you closing your business but I do believe when a door closes another one opens! Colorado will be a great place to visit (I always wanted to live there) - I will pray for your family's safety as well as for you. I'm sure you will miss them!!

JyLnC said...

I'm sorry about your family business and I hope a really wonderful blessing comes your way to replace the business. In my family, most of us moved away from my parents home town. It is both sad and wonderful but I always adored and really appreciated coming home to visit.

Plus, I love Colorado! You will have a great time.

Just a little something from Judy said...

Connie, My grandma's heart ached for you when I read your post today. My thoughts went all over the place. I realize like you that God is moving them and He has something special in Colorado for them. I love the state of Colorado. I have lots of my family living there now. But I am sure you will really miss your grandkids. The visits will be so special!! I agree with you on our friend Lisa. She has encouraged my heart so many times, and I treasure all of her heartfelt prayers on our behalf. What a serving heart she has.

Omah's Helping Hands said...

Amen! You are so right. Will be praying for safety for your son and his family in their adventure. Yes, God's timing is always right on. He has great plans for them, otherwise your son would have found a job there. May the good Lord pour His blessings upon you all. Hugs and blessings

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Ah....friend...I'll be praying for you!!! You are being a GREAT Mom...for being so understanding.

justabeachkat said...

As you know, none of my 9 grandchildren live near me. Six are 4 hours away and the other three are 6 hours away. That's the hard part about our retiring here. But...we make it work and I know you will too. It's hard though. You're so right...God is in control. I'll pray for you sweet friend as you adjust to the changes.

Hugs!
Kat

YaYa's Funhouse said...

So sorry you are feeling "out of control". Knowing that God is there, He knows it all, and nothing "takes Him by surprise"...that is what has kept me through the last 5 months. It will keep you too. Will be praying for you and your sons family.

Joyce said...

I will be praying for you and also for your son and family. I understand very well the emotion wrapped up in living far from family, particularly our children. My relationship with God has grown hugely in the area of really trusting Him to care for my family and not to let fear and worry creep in.

I love Colorado...my dad was from just outside of Broomfield and my grandparents had a big farm there which was such a great place to go as a kid. It's a beautiful state and I'm sure your son will especially love all the outdoor opportunities. How exciting for them to head out on a new adventure. You'll have fun seeing new places when you visit.

Take care and happy Easter.

Karen said...

Oh my. It's tough being a parent sometimes. But BOY! If I am ever given the chance - to Colorado I go!!! What gorgeous country! Don't count the miles. Whereabouts in CO? If it's So Western, it's driveable.

Now aren't you glad you have this blog established so you can see those babies every day?

The business .. . it's tough out there right now Connie. "This too shall pass". You guys always bounce back. I have Faith this time shall be no different.
Love and hugs! We need to do lunch once things have calmed down. Just call Girlfriend.

Cheffie-Mom said...

I know it's sad, but so exciting! I will be thinking of you and your family. Blessings to you.

Nina Diane said...

that's a lot to be going through and I know you are going to miss them. But I'm sure there will be lots of trips in your future :) guess I shouldn't complain about Nicole and Maddox just moving a few miles away huh?

Kim said...

Oh Connie....I am so sorry to hear your sadness in having some of your family move away. But you are so right...God is in control...as long as we keep on seeing HIM in everything in our lives then he will see us through!! praying for the families safety and adjustments for all of you!

hugs,
Kim

mtnest423 said...

Visiting for the first time - your family is beautiful! Thank you for the encouraging words left on my blog. Sharing makes things easier.

linda said...

Yes, God is in control and that is such a comfort isn't it!

I wish your handsome son and his precious family safe travels and a happy new life in Colorado. I love Colorado and we've thought about moving there too. My parents live near Denver and love it. Your son will love it, especially since he likes the outdoors.

It's so heart-wrenching as a parent sometimes. I know you're so very proud of your son and his family but your heart is breaking at the same time. I can truly relate as my two have moved away also. It's not always easy but it sure makes my time with them all the more special.

My new reality... said...

Connie, your so right we have to have faith while sitting at the lords feet for his understanding for everything to work out the way it does. I can only imagine your heartache in watching them leave, but just know god with comfort you and your only a phone call away or a car trip to go see them. Take care! Viola

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