She's right... we have no idea at all. But any kind of positive effect our marriage has is completely due to God.
As I listened to the song, the lyrics hit me hard.
Looking back, we've danced in a lot of minefields. And boy, was it harder than we dreamed.
The first 2.5 years we lived in my hometown. I finished up my college degree early, had a fabulous job at a counseling center, and Josh was in charge of creative arts and worship at a local church. I knew he had always wanted to live in Atlanta, but he knew it scared me, so he was patient.
One day it was like I could hear God say, "Well, Susan, would you rather
leave your family move now, or wait until you have kids?"
You see, for me it wasn't the part about moving to Atlanta that scared me, but rather moving away from my family. They're precious to me.
But I decided I'd rather move before we have kids, so we did.
After a year in Atlanta, we got the opportunity to move to Greenville, SC. And boy, were we ever excited! It was a great mid-way point for both of us. Beautiful city, low cost of living, and right between our families and Atlanta!
We signed a 9 month lease. Nine months later, we signed a 14 month lease. Two months later, we're moving to Virginia.
That's right, we're dancing again. All the way to the coast of Virginia.
Josh has accepted a position with Waters Edge Church (WEC, if you will) in Yorktown, VA!
I'm excited and scared to death all at the same time. But God is the same God who has provided for us every step of the way. And we know that this is where He has chosen for us to be.
On our wedding day, exactly 4 and a half years ago, we made a promise to each other. And this is what that promise is for.
Please pray for us as we set out on this new chapter in our lives. I'm leaving behind a job that I dearly love, and family that I love even more. But God will provide as we go dancing.