My husband, our oldest daughter, and I moved from the west side of Michigan to a suburb about 20 minutes west of Detroit almost exactly two years ago. We were so excited to move here because our last home didn’t fit us at all. We lived in a very touristy town and it was only busy for about 3 months of the year. We had a grocery store, Lowe’s, Home Depot…but there wasn’t a Target for an hour! I mean, hello! I NEED Target in my life! Haha! It certainly was beautiful where we lived, but it just wasn’t for us. We needed more to do!
So we decided to be all crazy and move across the state. While our friends and family supported our decision to move, they were all a little leery of us living so close to Detroit. And my husband, being a police officer, would now be working in and around Detroit. And they weren’t happy about that at all!
But we moved anyway because we knew in our hearts it was what we needed to do. My husband currently works nights in the city looking for guns and drugs. At first I practically flipped out every time he went to work because I was sure he would get killed by some drug dealer or something!
But as the months passed, I became more and more relaxed about it and trusted God more and more to take care of him and watch over him as he put his life on the line to keep others safe. My husband and I have had many discussions about his safety at work. We both firmly believe that God will take us when it is our time, no matter what we are doing. We could be driving to work, playing with our daughters in the front yard, or even sleeping. God doesn’t want us to live in fear. And the world can’t be without police officers because they’re all afraid to die. Right?!
So, we trust that God will watch over us and we cherish the time we have together. We live out our lives following our dreams and listening to God as He points us along the right path. And we do our best to not let that fear in.
I wasn’t planning on writing about this today. I knew I wanted to share something personal because, really, how much can be said about tea towels! 😉 I just uploaded my pictures and started typing. I have such a hard time opening up to people, and even more so on my blog, but it’s something I want to get better at. I want people to know the real me!
Someday I’ll share more with you about how life here has changed us in so many ways and my thoughts on Detroit, but for today, just I’ll stop here.
Hoping you have an insanely blessed day!
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*Since I’m already starting to get questions about where I got the towels, here’s the info… I got the towel all the way to the left at Ikea and I got the rest on my recent trip to Ellicott City, MD at a super cute shop called Sweet Elizabeth Jane. Totally worth checking out if you’re ever in the area!