Don’t Say You’ll Miss Us

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Today is moving day. Ish.

I guess the better way to say it is today is pack up the moving truck, take all of our stuff to storage, and get ready to camp for three weeks while we finish out the baseball season day. But that’s a mouthful.

So… today is moving day. Ish.

And as excited as I am about our new adventures, it is still hard to leave our friends and family here in our little town.

We’ve been through a lot together.

Truthfully, we’ve been through more in these past two and a half years than some people will experience in a lifetime.

It’s been good. It’s been terrible.

It’s been real.

As we gear up to leave, we have heard from a lot of people how much they will miss us. And as much as we appreciate the sentiment and are happy to know that we have impacted your life, that’s not what we want to hear.

Don’t tell us you’ll miss us.

Instead, tell us how you’ll carry forward the things we’ve tried to put into motion, the things that we’ve seen you do, and the things that we are so grateful you’ve allowed us to be a part of.

Tell us how you’ll continue to mentor the young athletes in our town, letting them know that grit and hard work will serve them better than raw talent, and that skill doesn’t mean anything if it doesn’t come with passion and perseverance.

Tell us how you’ll continue to see the outcast, continue to reach out to the hurting, and continue to love the people who seem the most difficult to love.

Tell us how you’ll continue to push for programs that allow high school students to mentor the younger students in town.

Tell us that you’ll continue to appreciate just how awesome these teenagers are, and give them the opportunity to strive for excellence.

Tell us how you’ll continue to let people know that they are loved and that they are not alone.

Tell us you won’t get comfortable.

And we won’t either.

We’ll move on, move forward, and keep trying to do what we can do.

But we won’t forget you.

We can’t forget you.

Our hearts and lives are forever changed because of all of you.

So thank you for allowing us to walk through life with you. Thank you for allowing us to walk through life with your children.

Thank you for loving us, and thank you for loving our kidlets.

“For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6

See you soon!


2 thoughts on “Don’t Say You’ll Miss Us

    Lonnie said:
    June 29, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    I love you and will miss you terribly but until we see each other again safe travels my sweet friend praying for you and the family. God has amazing things in store for you .. See you again soon

    Mark, Kari and Audra said:
    June 30, 2016 at 6:25 am

    We have definitely been through the good and the terrible together. Your family has walked with us every step of the way, loving and serving and asking nothing in return. We have watched you all model Christian love, patience and kindness to so many others and we will strive to carry forward what we have learned from you. We have no way to thank you adequately so we pray Jesus’ provision, comfort, peace, protection and guidance over you as you go forward. May His light shine over you and through you always! We love you!

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