Alabama has been our Sweet Home home for over 11 years now. We chose to plant ourselves here after bouncing from Germany to Missouri to North Carolina only to finally land in the deep south. We have loved it here. Alabamians even embraced these two displaced Yankees, and that's one reason why we chose to raise our kids here. The importance of God, family, community (and let's face it - S.E.C football and BBQ) is something we wanted our kids to be apart of.
In the past, we have been offered relocation packages from Bob's former jobs. Each time we have declined. Our answer was always, "Nope, we like it here." Our answer was due in part to a corporation directing the move. Now, this relocation to Ecuador is an outright "Yes!" due wholly to God directing the move.
As we finalize our last 3 days in Alabama, I am struggling with emotions like: bitter sweet vs. nervous excitement. I look back on our 11 years of raising our kids at 2007 Eagle Hollow Circle and the many memories in that sweet house. On the flip side, I look forward with anticipation to what God has in store for us in the next chapter of our lives in Ecuador.
Bring it on.
Sweet Home Ecuador!