I'm leaving Texas today and moving North to St. Louis. Our years here in the Lone Star state have been challenging, life-changing and rich. As a kid who grew up in Fayetteville, Arkansas and a die-hard Razorback fan I never imagined that I would EVER live in the state we so hated during football and basketball season. I will truly and deeply miss Texas.
Over the past few weeks we've had the opportunity to share meals and say our goodbyes with some really great people. Friends, in the truest sense of the word.
Friends who have....
Shared their lives and resources
Loved our children as their own
Prayed for and encouraged me/us when life was difficult
Challenged my thinking, rebuked my sin
Laughed with us late into the night
Gone more than the extra mile in helping us get our home ready to sell-(painting until 4:00am!)
Become part of our family and part of my heart
I'm thankful that yesterday some of my closest friends stopped by to say goodbye, pray and give one last hug.
I love you friends and will miss you incredibly.