We Are Moving!!!
I can’t believe it.
After 2.5 years living in Small Town, Missouri we are officially going back to the City!
Honestly, it’s extremely bittersweet.
I cannot go into details about why we’re moving but let’s just say that it was time to move on from our current ministry and start a new chapter somewhere else. No, there’s no big scandal story. It was just time.
So now Jacob and I are faced with packing up a 5 bedroom parsonage, finding a new home, my mother is moving in with us from Oklahoma, wrapping everything up at my job, finding new jobs, and doing it all during Covid and right when KP (our oldest daughter) was scheduled to have her fourth surgery for her hip dysplasia.
Talk about C-R-A-Z-Y!!!
I actually haven’t been doing too well with the stress of it all.
I went to the ER for a stress induced hives outbreak.
Yep, it was even in my eye balls. Not Fun.
I then went to the ER a second time because of a cyst on my ovary and irregular bleeding…after having many tests done it was also determined that my bleeding was due to stress on my body.
*Literally shaking my head*
In less than a year, our family went through A LOT and we’re still trying to catch our breaths. Fostering 3 children for 7 months (dealing with 2 difference case workers and 2 different families), ministry in a small-town and not being small-town people, opening up the Newspaper, Quarantine, etc.
It’s been absolutely insane. And now we’re moving and starting a new chapter.
What do people do if they don’t have Jesus?
Without being able to lean into the Spirit and trust in God’s faithfulness I have no idea how we would’ve gotten through all this.
How we would be getting through it all now?
My sister flew in yesterday with my oldest nephew to help us pack up everything. Here’s me picking her up from the airport and excitedly screaming in her ear! lol.
My mom and brother will be here next week and once we find our new home we will be moving in and starting a new life in the city.
I’ll definitely miss some things about small town living. Walking into the only restaurant in town and being greeted on a first name basis by everyone is something I will always treasure.
Another way I haven’t been dealing with life’s madness is with my eating. Y’all I have gained 45 lbs. in less than a year.
So, my sister and I have a plan to get back on KETO to help me in the eating/health department. I am such an emotional eater that I feel out of control.
I’m excited to start Keto back WITH someone because I always do well when someone is making a big change with me. Left to myself, I’ll be hiding in the shower with oatmeal cream pies. lol. Seriously.
So, how am I dealing with all this?
It hasn’t been the best body-wise but I am trying to have a positive attitude and trust Jesus. I guess I am not doing the best job though since my body is reacting in such extreme ways. Hopefully with getting back on Keto, drinking more water, getting rest, and being more organized with everything – my body will relax too.
Here’s some verses for when you’re going through stressful times:
It’s REALLY important to take care of your body when you’re going through stressful times. Well, we should always take care of our bodies but you know what I mean.
You may be going through a stressful time too and I just want to encourage you that God is always faithful. We can never lean too far into Him. Let’s remember to take care of our bodies – they are a priority. And allow your inner circle of loved ones to support you.
Until next time Loves, Jillian