The Apartment

                                          Everyday is a brand new day, everyday is a journey.

Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam,
 Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home!
 A charm from the skies seems to hallow us there, 
Which, sought through the world, is ne'er met with elsewhere. 
Home! home! sweet, sweet home! 
There's no place like home!
--John Howard Payne.

Boy, is that ever true! Everyone searches for that cozy abode where we feel secure. Our very own private sanctuary. If that sanctuary starts losing it's appeal, no longer do we want to be here. It is the same here. We've been living here almost 5 1/2 years and this apartment has served a purpose during that time. After much deliberation, we have decided it was time to move forward in another bold step.

Originally, we had different plans, not being sure what would happen with my work. Will they close or not? When my company was bought out, it was obvious that any plans we had for moving closer to Joey and his family were out of the question. I am way too close to retiring with full benefits to just walk out.

The decision to move at this time came during my recovery. We knew we were the ones keeping ourselves from moving forward and stepping out in faith. We wanted to be people who lived according to Christ, but yet, we were afraid to step out? We had no idea where we were going or who would even help us move all the heavy stuff. It didn't matter. God said go, we go!

Besides, when I went through the radiation, it became apparent to me pretty quickly that God was asking me to do so much more. What that so much more looked like to us, we weren't sure. Or where. We just knew it had to happen. So today we are saying goodbye to Elmwood Park and hello to Des Plaines.

Have a blessed day everyone. 


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