Monday, May 05, 2008

Why is life this way?

So, some of you know, some of you dont know, some of you have heard rumors, some of you dont care....but Curt and I are moving back to Washington on May 23rd.
When we felt the Lord telling us to move down here in the Summer of 2006 I knew it was the right thing for us at the time but I was ready to get down here, get it over with and move back to Washington as fast as possible. I never ever expected to move down here and fall in love with our church and find friends that I would never want to leave.
I am a deep friendship type girl and I never thought that I would find friendships here that would last forever. There are so many people here that I just adore.....Plus, I LOVE our church. I love the people that I am on worship team with. I love Pastor Aaron and how he leads Elevate. I love Pastor Reece and Sarah and the direction that they are taking the church. I love their heart for people and the Lord.
But on the flip side....I miss my family. I think I have flown 8 times this year to Washington alone. My nieces and nephews are growing up without me and it makes my heart sad. Even before Curt and I were married it was important to both of us that we raise our family around family. We dont have kids yet but when we do we want to be close to the fam.

My favorite phrase when things are sad for me is, "why does God hate me?". Curt hates it when I say that, and of course Im kidding, but I do think that about this situation. At least God could have made all the people down here really lame so I wouldnt be sad to leave them....but no......he had to make them cool, and fun, and my friends.

So I write this post with a sad and happy heart. We are moving to Spokane to be with my parents and help in their church. That is weird and exciting all at the same time. If you are a PK you know what I mean......
We get to be near my brother and his wife and two boys who live in Spokane, my little sister just graduated from college in Texas so she will be back in Spokane too. All my grandparents are still alive and they live in Spokane so it will be nice to be around them for the last few years of their lives. Plus I have lots of aunts and uncles and cousins in Spokane that I will get to see more too.
Our bestest friends Bill and Jenn live a block from my parents house and we are thrilled to be near them best friend Suz is just a few hours away, which is better than 20 hours away :)
I guess this is the great thing about life....things change, I go through different experiences, but God is still God and even when a situation, like moving to Colorado, isnt exactly what I want to do, God makes the experience really wonderful and life changing.
Definately one reason to look forward to heaven....we will all get to be together for eternity :) Wont that be fun! That and I know that we will come visit Colorado when possible.

5 comments: said...

Kelli!!!!! I knew you were leaving, but not so soon!?!?!?

I will miss you so, so, so much. You guys are so amazing and I totally regret that we did not hang out more. I'm really excited for you to be with your family though.

Wow - We are really going to miss you both.

Kim & Jason said...

Wow Kelli, I didn't realize you were moving back, that's awesome but I understand how bitter-sweet it could be too. I hope the transition goes smoothly for you. At least you many wonderful reasons to travel to Colorado for vacation?! You'll have to give Suzanne a big hug & kiss for me when you see her, I miss her so much. Keep us updated with how it all goes.

Sweet Pea Potts said...

Yeah!!! I am so happy that you will get to live close to your family. I know how much you love them and it's so awesome how close your family is. I pray that my kids are just like that someday! I'm glad that you enjoyed your time in Colorado sad to be leaving all of your wonderful friends though.

The Stockwells said...

Judi....we are going to miss you and Mark SO are definately one of the people that I was talking about leaving.
I havent really been telling people we are going because its so hard to talk about.....I hate it.

Randy Beal said...

I for one am very happy, glad and thrilled that you are moving to Spokane to be with your incredibly awesome parents. I only wish that all of your friends could meet us, I mean them! :) See you in a few days!