Monday, October 06, 2008

Texas, Here We Come!

So much has happened since my birthday. Packing, packing, packing and then more packing. I trained the gal taking my place – she’s fabulous and I know will do a great job. My boss gave me a going away dinner party at his home. He was quite honoring and he made it obvious that he would miss me.

Our church gave me birthday presents. Let me explain first that there was a little joke about me being the “church diva.” This was started by wonderful husband. So being me – I played along and didn’t discourage it. I said that so you would understand my gifts – a pink cowboy hat with a tiara and Godiva chocolates (which I was told meant: Go Diva chocolates). So Tom wouldn’t feel left out they gave him a big belt buckle with a large “T” on it. Funny aren’t they?

Our church family have been so wonderful. They helped throughout this whole process, even though our leaving was sad for them. They helped prepare the house for sale, helped packed boxes and then on moving day – pack the truck.

Yesterday was our last Sunday. There were tears, laughter and lots of hugs. The church released us for this next phase in our lives and we released them to the destines that God has for each of them. We past the baton to the co-pastors who are perfect for what God will do with this body of believers. They are in great hands.

Today, we signed the closing papers and hit the road. We were so tired from the last few weeks of activities. We are grateful to be able to ride together. Our Explorer on this really cool car carrier is pictured above.

We left Washington and traveled into Oregon. Tonight we are spending the night in Idaho. These next few pictures have many similarities.

Washington

Oregon

Idaho

Goodnight until tomorrow.

© Nadine Zawacki 2008

18 comments:

linda said...

Good luck on your travels...I'll be praying for your safe journey. Keep us posted on the new life that awaits you!

God Bless!

a woman who is said...

I know you must be so tired. Thanks for taking the time to bring us on your journey!

What can I say that I haven't already said, God be with you dear ones!

Shionge said...

Glad all is well with you Nadine and yes I can imagine riding on that road trip with you and Tom.

All the best in your new environment and that you'll have more time when you settled down.

Hugs always!! (Remember to give me your new address ok?)

Demara said...

wow that's a big moving truck! blessed travels...

Theresa said...

I'm so excited for you!!!!!!

Have a safe trip.

chelle said...

OOo what an exciting journey!!! Best of luck and safe travels. I always loved driving with my husband onto the next stop along our adventure! We dreamed and talked so much!

Dawn said...

I haven't moved for 35 years, but moved many time during my dad's ministry - I always loved the adventure.

Looks like you missed all the pretty parts of all 3 states!

Kate said...

Bonjour dans Paris!

How wonderful for your group to send you off in such high spirits. I'm sure they are all going to miss you both dearly. The Lord is so good to show His awesome hand in all you are getting ready to do.
Enjoy your tour of the states. Love the pics.

:) Many blessings.

Jacki said...

I will be praying for your safe travels! What a wonderful road trip you and your husband will have!

Tammy said...

God bless you guys as you travel and start your new life!
Can't wait to hear how the road trip goes and then as you settle into your new place!
Hugs,
~Tammy

KarenW said...

May God bless you immensely in Texas! I have some great blogging buddies there already.

Scarlet said...

Sounds like you will be missed, at work and at church. It says a lot about both of you. I hope you meet great people in Texas and that you have a safe journey.

The pictures are beautiful. I love the sky in that last one!

Kellan said...

Oh, be safe! Take care - Kellan

Strider said...

Blessings on the start of your new life.

Cheri said...

How exciting. Looking forward to hearing your stories about life in Texas.

palmtreefanatic said...

wow! Your officially off! so wonderful to have a wonderful uplifting, helpful church group! Sad to leave them behind I am sure! I am sure your next journey will be just as wonderful as the 1st!

palmtreefanatic said...

Happy belated birthday!

jennifer said...

Oh my! You two have been through it! What a long strange trip it's been (Grateful Dead I think???). I pray that you two will be settled into your new home soon. Y'all are on such an adventure together!!