Sunday, December 30, 2007

the big move

we did it again. we crossed the continental united states. we have done this too many times! it started with loading a 26' truck in myrtle beach and driving it to chattanooga. we unloaded our stuff at the polk family residence, decided what was absolutely essential, diminished the essentials, and ended up with a 5x8 trailer filled with stuff being towed behind a little 2.3 litre 4 cylinder mazda tribute.

the impossible was accomplished. it was accomplished because of the great help that we had. a community of saints, family, and friends helped us to succeed in achieving the impossible. we are so grateful for a loving family and wonderful friends who so willingly and freely gave of their time and talents to assist us in the journey of life. it could not have been done without them.

the trip from chattanooga to provo took about 42 hours (4 of them were spent in traffic west of nashville due to an accident). snow, ice, frozen fog (never encountered that before - thanks texas and new mexico), road kill, pot holes, crazy head winds, freezing temperatures...the list goes on. it was exhausting and fun. i'm glad that i had my brother in law chas to help. we had a blast driving together and getting to know each other better.

anyway, we have left our possessions and family and made the leap of faith hoping that God will provide the way. we have crossed 2250 miles of the globe (approx 1/10 of the circumference of the globe at the equator) and are about to begin a new chapter of our lives in the snow covered mountains of utah.

we thank God for the love and support of good people and hope that they will have eyes to see the blessings that he will most definitely pour out upon them.

life is good. God is a God of miracles. He lives. we worship and love him and will follow him wherever he leads us.


Mandy said...

Woo hoo! Welcome to Utah...again! We need to plan a get together. I would love to meet your babies! I swear, you seem so grown up on this blog, where is the gal I would stand in the bull pen with and make fun of people? Maybe I need to grow up! Anyway, I am glad it went so good, who was with the kiddos? I bet they thought it was wonderful...not really, Addi would die!

jenniesmith said...

We are glad to hear that you guys have arrived safely! We wish you both the best and ask that you let us know if we can do anything to help with the home left behind. Good luck with your new adventure and experiences. It's the spice of life! Love you guys.

millisue said...

Welcome to Utah, back in P-town. How fun. Next time I am in Utah we are hanging out. I want to see your kids and you. I can't believe you have driven that far, and I also can't believe you did the math to figure you have gone 1/10 of the globe. Pretty impressive!

tiny said...

I am glad that Bry and Chas made the trip safely. I hate the drive to Utah from here and we take 80 not the Southern route which takes longer! How was the plane ride with the kids? I posted pictures on my blog of our visit. In April when you visit your mom you have to come see us. Lainey would love to play with Presley again. Oh, and I am glad you didn't stay at my house on the way to the airport. The sickness that was brewing at our house was RSV.