My Help

I’ve mentioned how much we have come to love Willow Creek. This church, and the friendships developed in our current town…have changed me…they have enhanced, strengthened and encouraged…along with those ties I have kept tightly tied in Arkansas.

This song was performed this past weekend. It sums up this season of health and all that it has brought, this season of change….it is a story of how I put one foot in front of the other when my feet feel cemented into the ground. It’s how this girl, who is as messed up and messy as they come…finds the courage to face tomorrow.

https://willowcreek.tv/sermons/south-barrington/2017/07/cultivate-patience/#holy-spirit-medley

Peaches, Pie, and Bittersweet Tea

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Well, it’s Facebook official, so I guess that means it’s really going to happen.  Lee and Kim are off to Atlanta-the land of peaches and pie and rolling hills and new adventures.

It comes with a big gulp of bittersweet tea…..we truly have had some incredible adventures here in Chicagoland….and the folks in our circle…well…they are some of the best of the best.  Our time at Willow Creek has been amazing. I will miss these two things the most-WC and the group that has surrounded us in this journey.  Who knows, I may even be typing a year from now that I miss Chicago winter…..nah….I won’t.  HA!

Right now, it’s the crazy stress that comes with any relocation.  Details, timing, scheduling, etc….so I may not look like I’m spilling over with joy about it all….but I know by November, when things are all settled, I will embrace the move….and the positives it will bring.

A. No more traveling for my healthcare.  Emory has a great group.

B. Lee will be closer to his parents than he has been in twenty-three years.

C. I’ll be a mere 3 1/2 hours away from my sister and my Dad.

D.  Savannah, GA is 3 1/2 hours away.

E.  30A is just over 5 hours away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

F.  I can walk to pie.

G.  No more snow boots.

H.  Blue Bell Ice Cream

I.  Incredible hiking is just a short drive away….ok….so this is a positive for when Josh visits….y’all know I am not hiking…frogs, frogs, frogs.

J.  Dillards and Nordstroms in the same mall.

K.  Lee in what he calls “dream job.”

I think twenty years from now, the one thing I will want to remember most about our time in Chicago is this….the love for Jesus and for people that I have experienced by those living in Chicagoland has been eye-opening.  I will cherish these lessons forever.

So, onward.  Lee heads out in two weeks, while I stay here to close out this season of our journey.  I’ll be eating pie soon after Labor Day.