missing + thanksgiving.

is it weird that I sit up late at night missing my friends?  in my own town.  I’ve had this fear ever since I told them that we were moving, that it would seem like I was already gone.  like they would forget about me.  they haven’t done that at all – but I can’t help but miss them already.  miss knowing I”ll be at their newborns first birthday party next year, miss thinking about the dinner parties I’ll miss out on, and the group texts that I’ll feel out of place on pretty soon…we’ve lived so much life here, that it’s weird to think this place will no longer be our home.  at church the other week, we got sweet looks and pats on the shoulder from several of our pastor friends during the service.  I don’t really even have the words, it was just weird knowing that was one of the last wednseday nights we’ll gather with our church body in Midland and it made me a little sad.

moving on is hard.  it’s exciting.  it’s bittersweet.

we have a contract on a house in Bryan and y’all it’s our dream!  It’s got so much charm, and character, and was built in 1941!  I can’t wait to make it our own.  now we’ve been trying to sell our home in Midland.   a place that’s been our own since 2008.  the home we brought our kids back from Ethiopia to.  the home we’ve gathered friends and neighbors over meals, and parties, and play dates.  the home that friends feel welcome to simply walk in the front door to for almost 7 years.  when my husband texted me a picture of the for sale sign in the yard yesterday, my heart skipped a beat.  we would appreciate your prayers in all this moving/selling/buying process.  because y’all,

this. is. real.


and I still have so much of this God sized story to share with you.  time has escaped me to be able to sit down, write and process.  we’ve been so in a season of preparation – that one would think there would be time for that, but alas.  it will come.  in His perfect timing.

this morning I got a few minutes away {while my cousin watches the kids} to have some chill time at my favorite coffee shop in the universe.  my college / hometown spot – common grounds.  so this morning, I will sip my cabenero coffee, listen to All Sons + Daughters on pandora, and take a deep breath.

Happy thanksgiving, friends. we have so much to be thankful for.  soak it all in this week.  eat too much turkey.  laugh with your family.  stay up late drinking wine with your sisters.  give God thanks for all He’s done and all He’s going to do.  even when things seem uncertain, and times are tough.  He is good.  He is working all things for good for those who love him and are called according to His purpose.  rest in that and be thankful.

love y’all.

Hey, I'm Wynne!

Hi, friend! First, I truly am so giddy that you are here. I want you to know I believe in you and all the ways you are growing towards living a more intentional life.  I genuinely hope you are encouraged from our time together here.

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  1. Jennifer King says:

    I understand your fears of being forgotten. Every time we move (thanks USMC!) our friends either get super close or act like we are the plague until we move. Thankfully we serve a God who knows and understands and love us no matter what. I’m praying for you and your family and friends during this transition.

  2. your spot on about moving, it’s so exciting yet bittersweet. prayers for you and your family during this time. 🙂 happy thanksgiving!

  3. jen says:

    I so get this. We moved from austin to Florida 2.5 mths ago and it was sooo hard for me to think about leaving the friendships i had there. Even still, i get sad thinking about the bday parties, baby showers and dinners out that i am missing. It’s hard starting over and moving to new things BUT just because it’s hard doesn’t mean that it won’t be the good and right thing. One of my main prayers for our move is that the Lord would use me to help foster and grow community and relationships here like i had in austin. I feel like He taught me so much about what true, intentional and gospel community is through my friends there and i pray i can be a part of that extending that to others.

  4. Melissa Blair says:

    Hi, mama. I’ve missed you. Reading you this morning, I felt like i was sitting right beside you in those muy cute tights in that swanky swank coffee shop..and my heart aches because I’m NOT! I miss you so much. Feel every word of this…have felt it many times before. So. beyond. excited to see what God has for you in your new space (a house?!?!?) since He moved you there…it will be amazing. In the meantime, feel every bit of the good bad and ugly…this is the good part of life. I love you.

  5. The Gray Matters says:

    I definitely understand exactly the feeling you mean. I had it, too, and it hasn’t exactly gone away yet. Praying for peace as you guys transition. I know for me, the easiest and hardest thing to do has been to stand on our call to come here. Sometimes I want to scream, “WHY? WHY? WHY?” and other times I’m so grateful the call was so clear because it makes the tough days a little easier.

    So glad y’all found a home. We hope to see you guys and connect once you’re in BCS since we’re there fairly often.

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