Friday, February 26, 2010

Far From The Home I Love

I re-watched Fiddler On The Roof today and found myself getting quite emotional after hearing the song "Far From the Home I Love" sung with honesty by a daughter to her father. With our upcoming move overseas I couldn't help but related to it.

My parents and family (as well as Jared's) have been so supportive of us in the decision to move to Switzerland. They understand as much as we do that this is a great opportunity in so many ways for us. When the opportunity presented itself to us, there was no doubt in any of our minds that this is where God was leading us. And although we are 100% certain this is God's plan for us, that doesn't mean I'm not anxious and even a little afraid of the huge change this will be.

I've never lived more than 2 hours away from my family and they are very much part of my everyday strength. Being so far from them is not my ideal situation, but I know that we will not be too far to feel their love and support. There will be times for visits and thanks to technology we will be able to be in their living room and they will be able to be in ours via Skype - a fairly new video connection concept where we will be able to see them as we talk to them and they can in turn see us as they talk to us.

This song just made our upcoming move all the more real to me. It's something I want and I am looking forward to but at the same time, something I can't help but have other human emotions about. But I know that through it all, God will be with us....

I never dreamed that my life would one day include a wonderful, loving husband who I'd be moving overseas with. God has surpassed my dreams and expectations for my life. I feel blessed and thankful for the life he has given me.

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. -Jeremiah 29:11

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