The comfortable life

This post is dedicated to my parents who have chosen family over comfort. They live in a large newer house in Vanderhoof. My mom teaches many piano students in her home, and my dad has a comfy income at the church there. But....that will all change in less than 2 weeks. They are packing up and leaving the "Hoof" for Salmon Arm again where my brother and sister are. They will be living (ironically) in their old house (which they had sold to my aunt)...but in the basement suite. They have bought some property, but do not have work lined up yet so they don't know when they will be able to afford a house again. Good for them though. They have spent their lives wrapped up entirely in their work and the church, and I'm hoping this makes them a little more into the whole grandparenting or even parenting thing. I appreciate the fact that they are making the move and so we don't have to travel way up north anymore.
As for us?? Here we are, almost 7 years since we got married, and we're still in Calgary. We never intended to reside here, but we got stuck. We do love being in a city and we have it pretty good with our cute little house, new community with all it has to offer (the pool etc.), good paying job, etc.
BUT....
it's not enough. We miss the family. We feel more and more like our kids are missing out on the cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents. My parents didn't mind so much when I was little as we always lived ages away from any relatives...but they were so busy with church stuff that it kept them busy. We're not so much into our work. Anyway...decisions. I wonder how different I would be if I had grown up around my family, or I wonder how different my kids would be if they were living around their cousins etc. Personally I thinks it gives kids a good support base...a team of people that helps to boost their confidence. I guess its a choice you have to make for your own family. So pray for us that God will just provide a job close to home if that's where he wants us. Greg has been working on his resume. ......waiting on God.

and waiting....

and waiting....

Comments

Anna said…
Thanks for making me cry Sarah. We'll be praying!
Heather said…
Has it really been SEVEN years? Wow time sure flys. Who knows what will work out in the future for you guys. I hope I can live close too one day.
Greg Davidson said…
Ah man I'm gonna miss drinking soft water up in the 'Hoof.
Update...the first resume has been sent. Anyone else looking for Web Developer in or around Salmon?
Glen said…
Sarah, you make me homesick and I didn't even grow up in the Arm. I'm just a big city girl who wants a back yard and to get out of here. Who would of thought that we'd all be trying to get to (or get back to) Salmon Arm.

Love and prayers,
Bri
Andrew said…
I really do wish I could say that I hope you find a way out to the Arm real soon, but who am I kidding, I would miss your family dearly, and my friendship with Greg. I do understand the value of having family close though and I hope that we can be somewhat of a substitute in the meantime.
Sarah said…
andrew...We would miss you guys terribly too...I was thinking of that today as I sent Riley down the back alley to your house. You've been great "substitutes" for sure, so thank you!

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