Wednesday, June 11, 2008

6/11/07 - Flashback

Exactly one year ago today, my sister and I and all 5 of the kiddos spent twelve hours following a 26 foot Ryder truck filled with boxes containing everything we owned.

It was a sad day. It was hard to leave behind our house, our friends, our family, our church, our dog and all the memories we had made. I remember that it seemed to feel almost like a funeral. I kissed the dog, hugged David's neck and cried until we left Lee County.

And then again, it was a happy day. It was exciting to follow God's call into that unknown world of church planting! I remember the kids cheering as we left Florida and crossed the Georgia state line! It seemed like the closer we got to Charlotte, pounds of weight that had piled on my shoulders, fell off, a pound or so each mile we traveled.

I remember pulling into our new home, close to midnight, and Chris and Angie and Adam were all waiting for us. There was a basket of goodies for the kids and one for us with all the necessities you need for a new home! Snacks and toilet paper... who knew how important those would be after 12 hours in a car with five children??? Thanks Ridge staff for making us feel right at home from the moment we walked in the door!

It has been a wild ride..... but I wouldn't trade it for anything! I wonder what this new "year" will hold for the Burchard Bunch???


Tasha Via said...

We are so glad you are here in Charlotte. You guys are making a difference for His eternal kingdom!!!

Anonymous said...

It will one more year blessed by God. I know because I asked Him to bless your work. He is always FAITHFUL. Of course, satan will try to have his say. Just remember, "Get thee behind me satan!" Love, Mom B.