Well. We’re moving to San Francisco… TONIGHT! Ahhh!!
Marcus was offered a promotion in SF, hence our move, but this will also be the new branch of GM Photography! And luckily, Phoenix will stay as a local market for us because we’ll be back and forth so much.
In my mind, this transition seems to be unfolding at the speed of lightening. And if you didn’t know we were leaving, then it IS lightening! It’s been painfully hard for me to say goodbye to the deep and soulful relationships we’ve grown richer from here in Phoenix. I’ve also lost my mind over having to leave Paisley, our dog, for the year. Ugh! Can you even handle it?
I believe there is real value in planting roots, investing long-term in people’s lives, and choosing to live extraordinarily in the mundane… But I also believe that God calls us to trust him when He says ‘GO’. This is clearly a ‘GO’ moment for us. Guys, it’s insane how seamlessly everything has unfolded and the overwhelming affirmation we’ve gotten with door, after door, after door being opened for us (which I’ll be blogging after we’re settled). God has been abundantly gentle with me, answering massive requests in miraculous ways, and being faithful in the tiniest desires of my heart.
One of the coolest and most unexpected blessings has been experiencing Marcus lead us through this transition. He is incredible. Truly. This man’s patience with my frail and wavering emotions, his firm convictions and faith in the plans set before us, and his heart in preparing us as a family, rocks me.
God is perfection embodied, and because of that, all that flows from Him is too. Every good and perfect thing stems from Him, so I KNOW that His plans for our life are perfect. The more I know Him, abide in Him, and trust Him, the closer my desires align with His. And as I turn to Him for rest and peace, the scary and unknown circumstances surrounding me will. not. shake. me.
Exhale. So now that I’ve FINALLY gotten through the hard part of announcing our move… we can celebrate! What an amazing city we have the privilege of exploring! We’re ecstatic to be joining our pastor at Redemption SF, losing our minds in the endless amazing food, our fireplace that will be burning wood 24/7, building a new community and exploring Northern California with my sweetheart. Our new home is in historic Russian Hill on the trolley line! SO darling and quintessential San Francisco.
Much more to come! Thank you to the many women who have encouraged me, prayed for us, hugged me for way too long because I wouldn’t let go, and supported this transition. So, so thankful.