Thou hast given him his heart's desire, and Thou hast not withheld the request of his lips. For Thou dost meet him with the blessing of good things. Psalm 21:2-3
We are pretty familiar with the expression, "God always answers prayers, just sometimes not in the way we want." After heartbreaks, heart aches, and some dreams come true we know God has an ultimate plan and will for our lives once we give our hearts to Him.
And while some of the answers He gives aren't exactly what we wanted, once we come through the other side we've seen how He has challenged us, moved us, and grown us beyond what we thought we ever could be. And that's something Matt and I have especially clung to over the last 2 years.
Tennessee was never in our dreams, but it has become the fertile soil in which God came near and grafted into us peace, contentment, joy, and life full in Him. We've been richly blessed and overwhelmed at the presence of God in our time here and just when we have fully given every last one of our own heart's desires over to God, He has a way of moving us to tears, elation, and to our knees in gratitude and praise.
And it's with complete joy, peace, and celebration that we can officially announce that this family of (almost) five is coming home! These Virginian transplants are coming back to stay and every single one of us is filled with every emotion you can imagine. I'll post more details of the how, when, where, etc. But for right now I simply want to just say thank you God; we thank you for the opportunity to serve You and grow here in Tennessee, and we thank you for Your granting our heart's desire to move us home!
Virginia, here we come!