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September 3, 2012

Endings

It started as the silence of boredom. I was tired blogging about trucking and the rut I felt I was in.

It turned into the silence of having been shocked and not having the words for expression.

And then it became a choice to be silent because I hadn't much good to say.

These are the reasons I give for my recent silence on this blog. But I am finished being silent.


More often than not, the path we envision ourselves taking in life, isn't exactly the one we end up traveling. And despite how much we plan and dream and work towards a goal we have set in our minds, sometimes it turns out that's not where we're headed.

Fortunately, God's plans are always better than our own, and, though I don't believe He necessarily orchestrates the painful experiences in our lives, I do believe he uses any and all situations to help us grow, draw us closer to Him, and to bring glory to His name.

All that said, it's time to share with you, my blogging friends, that here in the weeks to come, Malcolm and I will be packing our boxes, the girls will be packing their toy chest, and the horses will be loading their saddle bags, and we're all going to hit the road for Tennessee.

Montana has been good to us and for us, but the future we had envisioned there is no longer what it was envisioned to be. And since the only other place we would want to be is near our family in Tennessee, that is where we are heading.

It is a bitter sweet moment in our life. It will be sad to say goodbye to Montana and all that we love there, but we have moved through, and are getting past the sadness, and are emerging into the happiness and excitement over all that the future may hold.

So, in summary:

Into every life a little rain must fall, but when one door closes another one opens, and as we all know, this too shall pass.
So county road take me home, to the place where I belong.

A door has closed,  and the sun is setting on our life in Montana.


But this is the beginning of whole new adventure.

15 comments:

Michaele said...

I am so sorry and so happy for you at the same time. You have a huge amount of good in your life and so much to look forward to. I wish you all the best and hope you will take us along on the journey. I also hope that Montana will always welcome you back with open arms.

Badlands said...

Sad. Happy. Will miss you. Best wishes!

ACountryCowgirl said...

I love how you wrote this!! You are an amazing writer and person! May the LORD Bless the move and all that is coming for ya:) Can't wait to visit tennessee:)

Meagan said...

So beautifully written! Love you! See you soon! ;-) woohoo!

Annette said...

I hope you will take us on your journey to Tennessee and show us life from between your new fence posts.

Peggy said...

The best is yet to be! You have lots and lots of memories of your time there that will never go away. Looking forward to reading about your new adventures in Tennessee and its closer to me so I may get to meet you and your sweet mom one day!

laverne said...

Been reading for a while now and enjoy your blog-also read your sisters.Praying every thing will work out great for ya'll in tennessee.I'm guessing family issues in Motana and if so praying that thing improve,wonderful that you will get to spend time with your neices.Hope this change in plans works out ok with the truck change.

MTWaggin said...

Definitely sad but I hope we will someday cross paths!

Dreaming said...

It sounds like happy sad times. Your post is so eloquently written. I can hear John Denver singing right now, and for you two, what an appropriate song!

Shirley said...

Yes, very well said. No bitterness or sadness, just look at the road ahead and know that He has plans for you! Since you will be in Tennessee maybe you'll get time to visit with fellow trucker Ed (Thoughts From the Road) and his mom Dibear (Retired and Lovin It) blog. Lots of adventures to come, I'm sure!

small farm girl said...

I understand that there are times in ones life that things have to change. Now on a good note, you will be closer to me!!! hehehehe. I hope you enjoy TN.

Tina Marie the Willow Witch said...

Life can change direction on a dime, and at the start it feels like you have just lost something, but you will be able to look back and say "this turned out better than I ever could have ever imagined"...best wishes for you all every step of the way... P.S... I just loved that pumpkin runner..

KarenTX said...

Good luck with the move and your new home! Tennessee will be better off for having you and Montana will be just a tad quieter!

SunnySD said...

All the best with your move! Life surely does take us down some interesting roads - I've enjoyed your posts and all the pictures from across the country. Hope you continue to keep us all "posted" :)

Judy Johnson said...

Reading this post brought tears to my eyes, Sarah! Not just anyone can live in our little corner of the world and appreciate it! You certainly learned to appreciate and love it. Selfishly, I wish you were staying. I so enjoy our visits when we do catch up with each other! I wish you peace and happiness in your new home. Be sure to remember,our door is always open for you, Malcom, the girls and your horses.