Friday, July 18, 2008's official!!!

The word is out...The Landis Family is making some big changes! We're heading to Wisconsin!!! We've been praying, discussing, talking, planning, thinking, advising...all of those decision making concepts...and we've decided that moving to Wisconsin would be a good, refreshing & much needed change for our family. We both have mixed emotions about our decision, but we both agree that something needs to be done to help us move in the direction that God wants us to & we both agree that starting fresh somewhere new will be of great benefit to us & an act of faith that is so needed in our lives. Tim wants to get out of painting, so this will help him pursue other options without the stress of the high cost of living that Pennsylvania has. We will be moving into my mom's home for a little while until we get settled & in a position to begin the house hunting process. My mom has a beautiful home with plenty of space, so we are very grateful for her offering her home to this crazy family of ours!

Although, we will greatly miss all of our good friends & family here, we know that God is in complete control of our lives & we are so excited to see the opportunities & experiences that he will bring our way as we do what he is requiring of us. We know that trusting in God is one of the most important things we can do in our lives & we know that he will never let us down. Everything happens for a reason & we can now see that over the past year, the financial struggles that we've experienced have all been part of his plan to shape us, grow us & to open our eyes to where he would like to take us. We have learned so much through our struggles & are still continuing to learn more & more about ourselves & how we can be a blessing to others who struggle in their lives. We know that this life is not about us being comfortable & happy per's about loving others who need it most and giving of ourselves to love others as well. It's about people...not about "things". And through the giving of ourselves & trusting in God to provide all of our those things...that's where we find the happiness that we may have been looking for elsewhere.

Makenzie will be starting school on September 2nd in Wisconsin, so our plan is to be in Wisconsin by the 30th of August. I have photography obligations until the 24th of August here in I will be completing those & then we're heading out!

With that being said...if you have any questions, comments or would like our new address, please feel free to email or call us us personally. :-)

P.S. I most likely will not be updating our personal blog here for a little while due to many time crunches that I have with work & all of our packing & getting rid of things that we have to do in the next month. But, stay tuned in September!!!


Brian & Jenn + 4 said...

I wish you all well! It's funny that we'll be going through some of the same changes. My moving van is coming on Wednesday, so I am in crunch time, as well. I'll see you on Facebook & your blog, even if we are just across Lake Michigan from each other. ;)


We can't wait to have you back in the area, I am so happy you guys are taking a leap of faith and doing something you have wanted to do :)