We're livin' it up on the U.P. - that's Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Punkie is 6 and LOVED Kindergarten! Isaboo is 2 and she's a smiley whirl wind. We also call her Busy-Isi. This year we welcomed little Lorenzo to our family.

Life is great!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Movin' and Groovin'

Ok, maybe we're just movin' and not so much groovin'. Yes, next week (the 20th) we pick up a giant moving van, pack all our stuff in it and haul it back to Utah. We have stayed in Lincoln as long as our pocket book would allow. We are so sad to leave as we have truly considered Lincoln our home.

Nathan has been fast and furious in the job hunt and only a few nibbles so far. One of those nibbles was a big fiasco that made us BOTH a big ball of nerves. But, it is behind us now and we are moving ahead.

Nathan's parents have graciously opened their home to us, once again. And my parents offered space in their home, though I'm not sure much is left. We totally appreciate all the offers we have received. We are so excited to live close to our families again.

Living the unknown life (unemployment) is a tough gig. It messes with Nathan's mind. It messes with my spirit. It gives Marley the false sense that both parents belong at home nearly 24/7, and one stares at the computer a good portion of the day. At times it makes us second guess decisions we have made prayerfully. It makes us question the calm, peaceful answers we received.

And yet, those calm, peaceful answers are the anchors that keep us focused on the prize. The prize: A job! Self Reliance! Financial security! Growing our family! Buying a house, someday! Eternal Life! You know. We are always asking questions and seeking direction and I know more answers lie ahead. I have felt us being refined and purified. The Lord is blessing us with humility and teaching us patience. I truly feel that he is answering our prayers and molding our life to make it better than we can make it on our own.

One of the
many many many many many
things I will miss in Lincoln.
My beloved MocPac Trail.
Marley will miss it too.
But mostly we will miss the people. =.....(
Thank you for allowing me to interrupt your regularly scheduled post.
"At Last...." will continue.
Stay tuned.

10 comments:

The Hungry said...

It is a crazy time, that limbo between school and job but like you said, you've been prayerful along the way - have faith - things will work out for your benefit. I don't have to tell you that, you already wrote that. I guess I'm just saying I believe it is true. Bless you guys. We love you!

AndreaB said...

I'm so happy to hear you guys are coming back to Utah! Where do Nathan's parents live again? Can't wait to see you!

Jill said...

You guys are so awesome! You have amazing attitudes despite the unemployment trial. I have been praying for you and will keep you in my prayers. In the meantime, I am so excited to see you in Utah again!

Alissa said...

Ahh, Becky, this post makes me very sad. Bekah and I are going to miss you guys soo much!

I hope everything turns out well for you. It's tough to keep trusting and having faith when the trial is longer than anticipated. I hope you find the blesings soon!!

Traci said...

We are so sad to see your little family go and we pray everything works out for you SOON!

Amy and Arthur said...

I'm sorry that it messes with your lives in such a way...BUT, I must say, selfishly, I'm SO happy you'll be only five or so hours from me!!! Lincoln will miss the Freitas Family...and Utah will welcome them with open arms.

pillingfamily said...

keep chugging. you're doing great. it's so bitter leaving people and places you've grown to love, but so sweet loving finding new ones. good luck

Michael & Cherilyn said...

Amen... He will guide you through it all! Love you!

Tiffany and Darien said...

I was thinking maybe you stayed here a little extra since school, not for you but for all the people who needed you here for the extra few months. I might even know of someone :) We will miss you guys but we'd also love to visit no matter where you are.

Kerra 'n' Josh said...

YOu're always so optimistic that's a quality i love about you! Hang in there i love ya